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BASF and SAP bring multiple business partners together in global network for technical assets

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen; www.basf) and SAP SE (Walldorf, both Germany; www.sap.com) announced the start of a project at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site to evaluate digital collaboration among business partners in the domain of engineering and maintenance. SAP Asset Intelligence Network, a…

Kuwait Paraxylene Production implements Honewell Connected Plant

Honeywell (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) today announced that Kuwait Paraxylene Production Co. (KPPC) will use two Honeywell Connected Plant services to improve the performance of its CCR Platforming and aromatics complex, which produces p-xylene for plastic fibers and films, at…

Total and partners work to accelerate digitalization in industry

In late June, Total (Paris; www.total.com) announced the launch of  its second Plant 4.0 start-up "incubator," with the goal of accelerating the deployment of digital technology in industry. Joining Total in this effort are Air Liquide, AREVA, Eiffage, Solvay and…

Evonik allocates €100 million for digitalization and enters into cooperations

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is setting aside € 100 million for the topic of digitalization and is also entering into a strategic partnership with IBM and the University of Duisburg-Essen, aimed at forging ahead with the digital change…

Bilfinger to install demonstration and testing facility for Industry 4.0

Realistic test conditions form a basic prerequisite for the successful development of Industry 4.0 applications for the process industry. Yet, developers frequently do not have access to this crucial process data. This situation is to be redressed with a new…

The Digital Transformation in the CPI

An overview of how the chemical process industries are looking to the IIoT to help form new business models in a competitive environment Today, technological advances are being made and implemented at an accelerated pace that is quickly changing the…

Metso partners with Rockwell Automation to create new IIoT solutions for mining

Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) has selected Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wisc.; www.ra.rockwell.com) to deliver a global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform that connects, monitors, and performs analytics for Metso's equipment and services, resulting in improved efficiency and profitability for…

Refineries Explore IIoT Tools to Maximize Profits

New IIoT- and cloud-enabled digital tools and services give petroleum refiners new avenues to increase profitability and safety, but also require greater attention to cybersecurity While several forces are creating conditions in which U.S. petroleum refiners can thrive in 2017…

Going digital

In these times of fast-changing automation, more and more companies are talking about “going digital.” Converting to digital data is not new, but thanks to new, enabling technologies, today’s digital culture has evolved into something far beyond what could have…

Evonik establishes a digitalization subsidiary

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is setting itself up for the digital future with its own new subsidiary, Evonik Digital GmbH, which includes a team of about 20 experts. Under the Evonik umbrella, the company is developing new digital…