Industrial Software

EAM for the IIoT Age

With the growth of asset-related data available through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the complexity that comes with sifting through that data, organizations are faced with new operational… Read more »

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IoT: The Four Pillars of Opportunity

Recently I had the opportunity to present at 2016 IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. During my keynote presentation “Leading in IoT with Innovation at Every Level” I discussed how the… Read more »

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Controls Pre-commissioning Is Like Checking your Parachute Before Jumping…A Very Wise Decision.

Wouldn’t you want to make sure your parachute rip chords are OK before jumping out of a plane?  Me too.  Safety first, right?  Well, it’s the same idea with performing… Read more »

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Increased Regulations at Refineries, at least in California

This summer, the state of California proposed changes to regulations aimed at improving safety at oil refineries. You can see the full release here. “Key features of the proposed regulations… Read more »

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What Good is the Eiffel Tower in the Middle of Your Refinery?

One of the best ways to make sure the design of your refinery is going to look and perform the way you think it should is to perform front end… Read more »

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Extending leak detection

Monitoring for pipeline leaks is a never-ending task. Flying the lines looking for issues, using detector dogs to sniff for leaks, and a variety of sophisticated computerized leak detection technologies… Read more »

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In the IIoT technology race, your people remain your best bet

There is a great deal of discussion and articles out there around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and its promises: Smart connected technology is radically revolutionizing the industrial landscape at… Read more »

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How IIOT, IT/OT Convergence, and Your ERP Will Finally Truly Help You …

Efficiency / Productivity: where are we? In the last 10 to 20 years, a lot of companies have optimized their “business processes” by implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system… Read more »

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Are You Missing the Signals Your Pipeline Is Sending? It Could Be Your HMI

Designing the perfect HMI (human-machine interface) for pipeline SCADA is an ongoing art, utilizing advances in technology as well as our understanding of human psyche and cognitive processing. The ideal… Read more »

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Anglian Water Partners With Schneider Electric to Drive Smart Busines Future

Written by Guest Blogger, Stephen Grant Company and market background Anglian Water is the largest water supply and water recycling utility in England and Wales by geographic area. It covers over… Read more »

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How IIOT, IT/OT Convergence, and Your ERP Will Finally Truly Help You …

Efficiency / Productivity: where are we? In the last 10 to 20 years, a lot of companies have optimized their “business processes” by implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system… Read more »

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Learn How Utilities Predict Asset Failure and Reduce Downtime

Technology triggers like the Industrial Internet of Things, big data analytics, mobility and workflow collaboration represent new opportunities for significant reliability, efficiency and safety improvements in the power industry. The… Read more »

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Enterprise level opportunities for BPM software in manufacturing

The generic and flexible nature of a BPM solution makes it a good fit for almost any sector. The current business climate and global pressure to improve safety, compliance, quality, productivity and… Read more »

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Powering the Post COP21 World

At COP21 in Paris last year, 196 countries agreed to take action to limit the world’s average rise in temperature to “well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels” while… Read more »

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KPI: Mean Cost To Repair (MCTR)

Maintenance is often considered a necessary cost that is almost impossible to control. If organizations operate in run-to-fail mode, it is important to keep high levels of spare parts inventory… Read more »

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Simulation in the Cloud

In my two previous blog posts I talked about how allowing multiple users to access a simulation at the same time would change the paradigm for the entire engineering process… Read more »

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IIoT, Mobility, Cloud, Enterprise APM – A Look Back at 2015 and What’s Coming

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud services, mobility, enterprise APM and remote monitoring are just some of the trending topics you’ve no doubt heard a lot about this year…. Read more »

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My Vision of a Safer Industrial Future

In today’s industrial environments, progress is driving more change than ever. New challenges are arising, as well as new opportunities. We know today that the industrial plants of tomorrow will be… Read more »

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IoT: The Four Pillars of Opportunity

Recently I had the opportunity to present at 2016 IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. During my keynote presentation “Leading in IoT with Innovation at Every Level” I discussed how the… Read more »

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Increased efficiency from multiple user access to a single simulation

The typical paradigm within process simulation software is for only one person to have access to a given simulation at any one time. That paradigm is inherently limiting in that… Read more »

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From Mining to Mineufacturing

Digital disruption in mining is gaining momentum fueled by the intensifying zeal of industry leaders to adopt attested manufacturing philosophies like Lean Manufacturing, Just-in-time production and Total Productive Maintenance.  Led… Read more »

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Three Ways to Extract Value from IIoT in Food and Beverage

The food and beverage industry is building up an appetite for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Cloud, mobility, big data, predictive analytics, Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 are more… Read more »

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Maintenance Practices Enable Sustainability

People are thinking green. Companies that integrate sustainability into their products, services and operations are well-positioned to shine. No matter how sustainable a group of assets may have been in… Read more »

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IIoT, Mobility, Cloud, Enterprise APM – A Look Back at 2015 and What’s Coming

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud services, mobility, enterprise APM and remote monitoring are just some of the trending topics you’ve no doubt heard a lot about this year…. Read more »

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Increased Regulations at Refineries, at least in California

This summer, the state of California proposed changes to regulations aimed at improving safety at oil refineries. You can see the full release here. “Key features of the proposed regulations… Read more »

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From Natural Gas to Plastic Wrap

Plastic Wrap and Why You Should Care Where It Comes From The other night I was getting steak out of the fridge to season and grill when my daughter asked… Read more »

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The Secret to Agile and Efficient Innovation

I am responsible for driving the research and development (R&D) agenda for a €27 billion global specialist in energy management and automation. My key challenge is to find the most… Read more »

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Industrial Big Data, IoT, Mobility and More at the 2015 Software User Conference

If you’ve been reading my blog posts over the past several months, you’ve probably realized that I write a lot about predictive analytics. The truth is though, that the Schneider… Read more »

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Best practices in regards to the 21 CFR Part 11 and Wonderware Software

In this blog post I plan to take a look at the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Regulations (what is it?, term definitions, why do we need it?), and resources… Read more »

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The Fog: Direct VS Indirect Edge Computing

“Fog computing” has received an increased amount of attention in the IoT & IIoT communities. I briefly reviewed the Fog in “IoT & the Pervasive Nature of Fast Data & Apache… Read more »

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