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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…

Predict product performance with a digital twin

The latest release of STAR-CCM+ software, v12.02, includes several new features to help product development organizations enhance and accelerate their ability to digitally simulate and understand how a product will perform in the real world using the digital twin —…

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…

Digitalization for the plastics industry

This company is moving a step closer to plant-component digitalization for the plastics industry with its Smart Components app (photo), which greatly facilitates engineers’ daily work. The new app supports maintenance technicians by automatically identifying components and providing specific information…

Honeywell to provide IIoT services to PetroVietnam refinery and chemicals complex

Honeywell (Morris Plains, N.J.; www.honeywell.com) announced that a subsidiary of PetroVietnam will use its new IIoT-based (industrial internet of things) Connected Performance Services (CPS) offering to improve the performance of its manufacturing operations in Quang Ngai City, Vietnam. Binh Son…

The Changing Face of Maintenance

Connected enterprises and intelligent instrumentation promote predictive maintenance and improve reliability Process reliability is one of the most important factors in achieving a profit for producers in the chemical process industries (CPI). However, maintenance departments in these facilities deal with…