Why the time to digitalize is now

Why the time to digitalize is now

Digitalization allows you to manage day-to-day performance safely and reliably, respond to swings in market dynamics, operate at a true optimum and outmanoeuvre competition. It can turn a distracted organization that is bogged down reacting to day-to-day issues and inundated with data, information and advice, into an agile, well-tuned machine that anticipates issues and organizes to prioritize and solve them before they escalate.

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The Single Truth

The Single Truth

Does your business know about ‘the single truth?’

The journey for a solution to fully integrate the business environment (IT domain) and the production environment (OT domain) starts with the ‘single truth’. 

The ‘single truth’ is the one source of information that everyone agrees is the trusted information which enables the correct decision to be made.

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Remove geographical barriers between sites and access multiple plant data via the cloud

Remove geographical barriers between sites and access multiple plant data via the cloud

After many years of deliberation and contention, rapidly changing market conditions have shifted the digital and technological landscapes to permit cloud-based software applications to rapidly gain momentum in the production environment. In his latest blog, Nick Cross explores how cloud-based solutions can remove geographical barriers between sites, enabling cooperation within an organization and improve efficiencies.

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Dynamic interlock visualization to reduce production delays and improve operations

Dynamic interlock visualization to reduce production delays and improve operations

In his latest article, Nick Cross explores an interlock monitoring solution which provides an intuitive display of dynamic interlock visualization that mirrors the interlock configuration on the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS).  Through real-time monitoring and analysis of the interlock data, this software tool can help to reduce production delays and improve operations.

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An epiphany of energy savings for a petrochemical company by Visual MESA

An epiphany of energy savings for a petrochemical company by Visual MESA

Visual MESA, an Energy Real Time Optimizer gave an epiphany in terms of ease of operation and energy savings for a petrochemical company in South East Asia in its intra and inter energy transactions. This article aims to present some of the evidences available in the form of actions taken from the data collected before and after taking the optimizer online. The understanding of this may prove to be of immense importance in energy optimization.

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Regular monitoring of your SIS – are you doing it and is it effective?

Regular monitoring of your SIS – are you doing it and is it effective?

The monitoring of safety instrumented systems (SIS) is becoming more relevant to organizations in today’s process industries. Most are actively gathering some form of measurement to record and assess safety system performance. However, is this information accurate, reliable and fully inclusive to have real certainty to monitor safety system performance?

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APC Application Contributes to Air Liquide’s Operational Excellence Objectives

APC Application Contributes to Air Liquide’s Operational Excellence Objectives

Following a recent project at Air Liquide’s plant in Charleroi, Belgium, this article looks at the latest Advanced Process Control technology - Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation, and how it can be applied to improve controllability of the plant to enhance automation and operational excellence.

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The trade-off among different control loop performances

The trade-off among different control loop performances

In this latest blog, Max Veronesi discusses PID controllers and the trade-off between different control loop performances. Evaluating the differing variables affecting performance, Max provides a full overview covering tracking and regulation, as well as performance and robustness; and offers solutions to overcome the challenges.

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Improving Energy Efficiency & Reducing Cost in Utility Systems

Improving Energy Efficiency & Reducing Cost in Utility Systems

Intelligent systems are here to stay. Visual MESA is one such system that is robust with a mature and industry proven solver that can converge within a reasonable time and can help plant personnel to handle the plant in more efficient, economical, and profitable way on a real-time, routine basis.

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