IIoT can change the formula for the chemical industry

August 23, 2019

Perhaps I am biased (as a chemical process engineer/operations manager in the chemical industry for 25 years) but it appears to me that the chemical industry is the industry that is most challenged to adopt IIoT solutions. The industry does indeed face different challenges than other types of manufacturing. Whereas robotics transformed automotive manufacturing, and additive (or 3D printing) is transforming turbine and aircraft engine manufacturing, chemical process optimization isn’t about eliminating manual labor or developing new ways to create complex parts. It is mostly about data – getting the right data, analyzing that data to gain new insights, and then automating the use of that data to prevent or predict issues in the future. The IIoT will transform the chemical industry.

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