Advent of Cognitive and IoT in Process Manufacturing

Advent of Cognitive and IoT in Process Manufacturing

Process Manufacturing – typically including refining, petrochemicals and commodities chemicals – has traditionally focused on stability, controllability and optimization. Advanced control techniques and information integration pushed operations closer to economic constraints while maintaining desired objectives around safety, stability and production. The natural progression in smart manufacturing has been to adopt advanced analytics and enhanced decision-support. As depicted, manufacturing assets and processes have related information ranging from real-time data, operating procedures, and regulatory requirements to new information from sources such as augmented reality. These types of structured and unstructured information remain untapped when it comes to leveraging for decision support. […]