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Data is the New Currency
Kevin Lewis, Vice President, Siemens Digital
Factory Division, U.S., Washington,
usa.siemens.com.

The IIoT is reshaping preventive and
predictive maintenance, and data
is the new currency. Data available
through IIoT takes the traditional
value chain and transforms it into an
integrated product with a production

lifecycle. What was once thought to be "simple" hardware is now
smart because of data connectivity. Plant engineers can take the
hundreds, or even thousands, of devices in the IIoT space, and
turn them into real business values, from flowmeters to switches to
valves to motors. The IIoT digital-enterprise path can be complicated. What's important is developing a long-term IIoT digital
strategy that integrates hardware assets with software assets.
The next evolution of preventive maintenance [PM] and PdM
connects industrial hardware and automation. This is where a reliable, transparent information flow crosses all levels. Industrial security protects data, people, and plants. This is where data enables
deeper collaboration, higher efficiency, and new revenue streams.

Target High-ROI Areas

It's a Process

Peter Zornio, Chief Technology Officer,

Ray Kharawala, Lead Solutions

Emerson Automation Solutions,

Advisor, Dude Solutions Inc.,

Houston, emersonprocess.com.

Cary, NC, dudesolutions.com.

The IIoT can be overwhelming and we
have consulting services for this very reason,
to help guide organizations from overwhelmed to understanding
and from vision to execution. How? First, you should find a partner
that understands your business and industry and will stay with
you through execution and share accountability for outcomes.
Next, target the highest ROI areas in production, safety, energy,
and reliability that also meet budget constraints. Reliability is often
that area, and an analysis of asset-class maintenance expense or
downtime, versus IIoT project cost, will identify those lower cost,
high-ROI programs. Next, identify the most critical assets in that
class and apply the correct sensing capability (vibration, temperature, corrosion, etc.). Wireless technology makes doing this very
cost effectively.
Depending on your available skill sets, analysis of data and
prescription of actions can be in-house or outsourced to a third
party in an IIoT "connected service" model. The right program will
reduce maintenance costs and increase availability. The third, and
most critical, step is integrating the work-process change enabled
by this technology into your people and processes. Technology
without adoption is an expense, not an investment. Successful IIoT
initiatives always focus on return on investment [ROI].

When starting to apply IIoT technology on the floor, it's important to understand that it's a process. The first step starts with assessing
your current infrastructure, especially the critical assets and
those that are IIoT capable. Doing so ensures that you get
real-time data on the most important assets, which can then
be used for predictive maintenance (PdM).
PdM takes all of the data you have on equipment usage,
such as hours in use, cycle counts, temperature, and pressure, and helps you adopt a routine for maintenance with
data analysis. Instead of optimizing using calendar-based
maintenance, you will optimize efficiency by gaining visibility into asset lifecycle, trends, and the probability of failures.
As you begin to evolve to more PdM through your IIoT
strategy, it's vital that you have a central system that can
grow with you. Use a maintenance solution, such as a
CMMS, that captures all of your real-time data so you can
maximize OEE and stop failures before they start. The right
solution will also offer direct integration and be able to both
house your data and create insights. With IIoT-enabled
equipment, you can greatly improve your ROI as you start
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant October 2017

Editorial
Implementations
Profitable Reliability Control On Your Horizon
Experts Provide IIoT Insights
Integrating Automation Into Shade Manufacturing
Fluid-Flow Challenges
Looking For Failure In All The Wrong Places
Closer Human/Robot Collaboration
Note These Causes Of Motor Failure
Reliable Pumping Supplement: Food & Beverage Processing
On The Floor
Uptime
IIoT
Pump 'Cavitation' Might Not Be
Never Too Late For Basic Navigation
Audit or Assess? Understand The Difference
A Perfect Pair: Barcodes and Your CMMS
Lubrication Strategies
Products
Ad Index
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