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Improve Energy Management to Reduce Your Facility’s Carbon Footprint

This article describes an approach that uses data analytics for finding and addressing root causes of process deviations that reduce energy efficiency in key plant utility systems, and shares three case examples Discussion about climate change has been taking place…

Cybersecurity: Building Resilience from the Inside Out

Cybersecurity is no longer a far-fetched concept relegated to science fiction or conspiracy theories. It is a major and growing global risk across all industry sectors Given the increasingly central role of digital technologies, data and connectivity, cybersecurity is widely…

Materials properties discovery aided by machine learning

A new materials-discovery platform that relies on machine-learning enables scientists and engineers to conduct large-scale searches and predict material properties from atomic structure data. Known as Xaedra, the artificial intelligence platform allows users to define desired properties and quickly identify…

Fluor uses IBM Watson to deliver predictive analytics capability for megaprojects

Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) and IBM (Armonk, N.Y.; www.ibm.com) announced today the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. Fluor’s extensive engineering,…

Metso and Hexagon collaborate to improve valve data

Metso Corp.’s (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) valves business has joined forces with Hexagon PPM (Huntsville, Ala.; www.hexagonppm.com) to ramp up its valve quotation efficiency. The agreement complements Metso's digital quotation tools, and it will enhance the efficient exchange of inquiry, quotation…

MHI launches a new digital solution for factory energy management

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi.com) has launched Energy Cloud Factory, a new service package that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) technologies. The cutting-edge energy solution was unveiled today at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power…

Protecting Sensor Data Transmitted Wirelessly: A Grounds-Up Approach

Do not assume security is extensive enough to protect your critical data and processes. Take a layered security approach using different tactics to establish best practices for protecting network data Almost daily, the headlines tout the latest data breach that…

Siemens and Bentley Systems strengthen their strategic alliance and joint investment initiatives

In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems, Inc. (Exton, Pa.; www.bentley.com) and Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance. The two companies have decided to extend their existing agreement, to further develop their…

Get Started with Your Digital-Transformation Plan

If you haven't already started, don't be left behind. Follow these three steps to begin the process “Digital” is a pretty popular term today, used to describe nearly anything online, on a computer or related to any disruption facing an…

The Changing Face of Maintenance

Data analytics, connectivity and machine learning are helping processors maintain facilities in a more cost-efficient way Modern technologies, such as smart sensors, data analytics, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and machine learning, are changing the face of maintenance to…