Description: Operational Edge
The transformation program team might be quick to list an analog device such as a pressure transmitter that outputs a 4–20 mA signal as a “non-digital” entity that calls for replacement. However, in a facility in which thousands of them operate, that will not happen very quickly. Although the analog instruments support very little in terms of the needs of a digitally transformed...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Operational Edge
Sensor technology is not only changing the way process data is measured, but also the way it is analyzed. Eradicating process errors and improving asset efficiency has never been as important as it is for connected facilities of the future. Process operations generate large volumes of data. While in the past those large amounts of valuable data would be largely unused, a digitally transformed...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Operational Edge
Recently, a new class of intelligent instrumentation has emerged. It consists of flowmeters and transmitters that integrate seamlessly into a digitally transformed enterprise. Instrument manufacturer Yokogawa (Houston, Texas) has branded this concept as Total Insight and built it into its SENCOM 4.0 product line. These instruments possess deep knowledge of their health status for predictive asset...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Operational Edge
Concepts, such as Total Insight, support digital transformation strategies through digital twin technology. The instruments, themselves, incorporate asset management digital twin technology internally.
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Word count143
Description: Operational Edge
Digital twins replicate real-world events and actions by combining live sensor inputs from their physical counterparts with historical-performance data. Digital twin technology relies on a first-principle model, which simulates the performance of an asset; the physical process feeds input into the algorithm, which then uses that data to generate an accurate digital representation of the real-life...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Word count705
Description: Operational Edge
For process manufacturing industries, digital transformation has moved to center stage. At the highest levels in practically all organizations, it is no longer viewed as a matter of investigation and experimentation, but a strategic imperative linked to survival and innovation.
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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