Automation

 

When will we reach technological singularity in the process industry?

Change of leisure activities and technical development Yesterday, I held an interesting chat with my ten years old son: between the two of us, we were trying to reconstruct how afternoons after work or school would be in different time

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Interesting time for the next step towards autonomous plants

Nowadays, standardizing and automating operating procedures based on best practices from experienced operators should be high on the agenda of plant managers. After all, this ensures a safer operation and better profitability of your plant. But for other reasons, it

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Companies are not exploiting the Potential of Big Data!

What exactly are Big Data? As a data scientist, I am fascinated by data. With enthusiasm, I dive into the raging sea of data, the so-called Big Data, and search for pearls, the insights that are rarely found directly on

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Edge Computing- the new Cloud Computing?

In connection with IIoT or data analysis, the terms cloud and edge computing keep coming up. While most people are familiar with the term cloud at the latest through various services from Google or Amazon, edge computing is a rather

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Maintenance 4.0

Thoughts while enjoying a cup of coffee Every morning, I enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee every. Sometimes even two. Can you imagine how frustrating it can be when you are longing for your first cup of coffee and

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5 Reasons Why you should visit Yokogawa at StocExpo 2020

Planning a visit to StocExpo 2020 in Rotterdam? Do you love learning about the newest innovations for the tank industry? Then you should definitely check out Yokogawa, located at booth E28 in the iTanks Innovation Zone! StocExpo is the largest

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Co-innovate: Multiphase flow measurement

It is always a pleasure to work with different customers, from different backgrounds and countries. In this case, we had the chance to co-innovate together with METISAfrica and a major oil production service company. METISAfrica is a distributor and system

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Drones everywhere Part 2- The Challenge of being disruptive and successful

In the first part of this article, I concentrated on possible use cases of drones for the Upstream Oil & Gas industry and explain how the Challenge of being disruptive and successful works. Disruptive and positive. How does it work?

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Drones everywhere- Part 1

Introduction When I had the opportunity to learn about the first applications of fixed-wing drones in soybean fields some years ago, my mind flew immediately imagining dozens of use cases that could be exploited in the upstream industry. For several

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Operating systems, a race towards convergence?

Commercial mobile OS – 25 year battle Mobile operating systems started life on mobile phones and personal digital assistants (palm pilot). Over the next 25 years mobile phones and pda’s would arguably merge together and form what we call today

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