Data is the new oil: reducing costs with predictive maintenance

Boost availability and reduce maintenance costs with field instrumentation data The oil & gas industry operates in tough environments with challenging KPIs and costly maintenance when things go wrong. Plant managers and engineers facing increasing complexity in their systems and constant pressure to reduce operating costs, improve reliability (uptime) and increase process efficiency. You need […]

Energy Transition goals are not simple to meet

Renewable energy

The Energy transition is inevitable. The emissions of greenhouse gases keep on rising, even though the effects of global warming are evident and the Paris agreement urged to reduce the emissions. If we, which means everybody, do not contribute to the reduction, already in the short term, environmental problems will be severe. It is important […]

Real-time unit cost visualization, improvement & optimization

Introduction It is difficult to argue with the notion that knowing your unit cost is essential for running a successful and profitable business. This is particularly critical for the businesses that operate large-scale industrial processes where volumes are high and even a slight change in the unit cost might have a significant impact on their […]

What do Asset Owners need to know from their Evacuation Systems?

The ultimate user is the owner of the evacuation system. However, many specific tasks are delegated to subordinates, but conceptually speaking- all these are users, albeit with more specific wishes and requirements. The ultimate user wants to optimize the performance of the whole system holistic approach (whatever that in specific cases maybe), which means in […]

Remote Access Architecture OT-IT

With COVID-19 and the lock-down, we are working from home. The question is how can we implement a safe architecture when remote working becomes the new normal? Right now operators don’t always allow employees to access their plant automation & IT systems from their home location. Besides cybersecurity there is another challenge: how can we […]