President & CEO of Yokogawa Electric Corporation of Japan, Shu Kaihori, discusses optimizing plant performance with Andy Chatha, President & CEO of ARC Advisory Group.
Advanced Decision Support is a consulting methodology based on Yokogawa consultants specializing in fields such as knowledge engineering and ergonomic design.
A widespread issue in manufacturing plants is alarm overload. As formerly independent systems are integrated for more effective operation by fewer operators, each operator has to monitor an increasingly wider area and consequently deal with more alarms. Without rigorous alarm rationalization efforts, alarm flooding becomes a serious problem and increases the risk of safety and environmental incidents.
Energy Management solutions and services enable the gathering, analyzing, and reporting of energy data as well as regulating and optimizing energy consumption in manufacturing facilities.
In this rapidly changing world, one place where momentous change is being felt is the industrial automation field. Thanks to the advent of big data, cloud computing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, and artificial intelligence, a digital transformation is underway that is changing every facet of how businesses operate.
In process manufacturing, real-time optimization employs thermodynamic models which integrate big data to simulate and optimize plant data and develop optimal setpoint targets.