Digital Transformation for the Process Industries: A Roadmap, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Digital Transformation for the Process Industries

A Roadmap, 1st Edition

By Osvaldo A. Bascur

CRC Press

336 pages | 117 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-08-07
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Imagine if your process manufacturing plants were running so well that your production, safety, environmental, and profitability targets were being met so that your subject matter experts could focus on data-driven business improvements. Through proper use and analysis of your existing operations data, your company can become an industry leader and reward your stakeholders.

Written in an engaging and easily understandable manner, this book demonstrates a step-by-step process of how an organization can effectively utilize technology and make the necessary culture changes in order to achieve operational excellence. You will see how several industry leading companies have used an effective real-time data infrastructure for mission-critical business use cases. The book also addresses challenges involved, such as effectively integrating operational (OT) data with business (IT) systems to enable a more proactive, predictive management model for a fleet of process plants.

Some of the things you will take away:

  • Learn how a real-time data infrastructure enables transformation of raw sensor data into contextualized information for operational insights and business process improvement.
  • Understand how reusing the same operational data for multiple use cases significantly impacts fleet management, profitability, and asset stewardship.
  • See how a simple digital unit template representing production flows can be used repeatedly to identify critical inefficiencies in plant operations.
  • Discover best practices of deploying real-time situational awareness alerts and predictive analytics.
  • Realize how to transform your organization into a data-drive culture for continuous sustainable improvement.
  • Find out how leading companies integrate operations data with business intelligence and predictive analytics tools in a corporate on-premises or cloud-enabled environment.
  • Learn how industry-leading companies have imaginatively used a real-time data infrastructure to improve yields, reduce cycle times, and slash operating costs.

Aimed at engineers, IT professionals, and business management in the process industries, this book guides readers to use the best, results-proven approaches to ensure operational excellence.

Table of Contents

1. From a Traditional Strategy to an Industrial Digital Data Infrastructure. 2. On the Path to a Business Process Transformation: Establishing the Operational Excellence Team. 3. Integration of Time and Data - Infrastructure Data Engineering and Analysis = IDEA Strategy. 4. The Human Behind the Data: Visualization and Collaboration. 5. IDEA Strategies for Prevention of Abnormal Situations. 6. IDEA Has Been Around and Successfully Implemented. 7. External Connectivity via the Cloud for Equipment and Processes Remote Support. 8. IDEA Integrated to Business Systems. 9. ProcIndustries Digital Infrastructure Roll Out. 10. Future Directions. Integration With the Communities. Appendix I. Data Treatment (by Pat) and Data Hierarchy. Appendix II. What Is Real Time? Definition of a New Enterprise Data Infrastructure Appendix III. Six Sigma and Process Analytics Tools. Appendix IV. A Digital Plant Transformation Example. Getting Started With an Object Oriented Data Model and Time Context

About the Author

Dr. Osvaldo A. Bascur is an Enterprise Business Executive with OSIsoft. His contributions have been in the design and implementation of a blueprint for real-time enterprise information systems to improve energy- and water-management integrating power generation and consumption. His past experience includes holding the position of Process Control Supervisor at Duval Corporation (now Freeport McMoRan), and 10 years working for Pennzoil Products Company (now Shell). He is actively involved in the optimization of mineral processing, metallurgical processes for increasing asset availability, reducing energy, water consumption and minimizing environmental emissions. Osvaldo holds degrees in chemical and metallurgical engineering from the University of Concepcion, Chile, and a Ph.D. specializing in optimization of metallurgical processes from the University of Utah. He has more than 70 publications and has made contributions to developing several SME, IFAC and IMPC proceedings. He is the editor of Latin American Perspectives: Exploration, Mining, and Processing published by SME. SME Operating Best Practices, IMPC Lecturer, APCOM. AIST Computer Application Member, EMC Lecturer. He is an active member of AIChE, SME, ISA, IFAC, and AISTech.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering