Evonik deepens partnership with IBM to accelerate AI implementation

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany) has expanded its cooperation with IBM in the field of digitization. The two companies extend their strategic partnership ahead of schedule until 2025. Taking this decision early creates more opportunities for longer-term projects. Furthermore, Evonik will be involved in the research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) at the Massachusetts […]

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Achieving Plant Efficiency – the Digital Way

The chemical process industries (CPI) are in the midst of a profound evolution, and technological changes — especially those in the digital sphere — are being implemented at an accelerated pace. Simply put, digitalization is the leveraging of digital technologies to transform an existing or proposed process setup into a digital framework. Energy management is […]

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Accenture and Sumitomo Chemical form digitalization JV

Accenture (Dublin, Ireland) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan) have established a joint venture (JV) SUMIKA DX ACCENT. The joint venture will leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and other technologies to transform operations and create new businesses at Sumitomo Chemical Group. It is 80% owned by Sumitomo Chemical and 20% by […]

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Cybersecurity: Continuous Vigilance Required

As digitalization becomes more common and remote operations become necessary, guarding against cybersecurity breaches grows even more critical The hacking of a Florida water plant, which made headlines in

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Suez and Schneider Electric form JV offering digital tools for water management

SUEZ (Paris, France) and Schneider Electric SE (Rueil-Malmaison, France) are joining forces to create a joint venture (JV) to strengthen their major role in the development of innovative digital solutions in the field of water. SUEZ and Schneider Electric will develop and market a joint offering of innovative digital solutions for the management of the […]

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Repsol and Microsoft renew partnership developing AI-powered digital solutions

Repsol S.A. (Madrid, Spain) and Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, Wash.) have renewed their strategic collaboration focused on accelerating Repsol’s digital transformation and the global energy transition. The companies will co-innovate to build new AI-powered digital solutions, and as part of a long-term cooperation, Repsol will provide Microsoft with renewable energy in Europe, including Spain. Additionally, Repsol […]

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Focus on Sensors

Oxygen measurement with Ex approvals & SIL2 certification The new Zirkor200 oxygen-measurement analyzer (photo) adds features for integration into safety-related process controls. The user-friendly

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Free firmware upgrade adds MQTT IIoT support

This company has released a free firmware upgrade enabling new and existing MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC CPUs (photo) to support the industry-standard MQTT protocol. The upgrade can be downloaded to the FC6A CPU

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Baker Hughes to acquire ARMS Reliability

Baker Hughes (Houston) has announced it is acquiring ARMS Reliability, a leading global provider of reliability solutions to some of the world’s largest industrial companies across a wide range of industries including mining, oil and gas, power, manufacturing, and utilities. The acquisition deepens Baker Hughes’ industrial asset performance management (APM) capabilities and will expand the […]

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Technology for Predictive Maintenance Debuts at Connected Plant Conference

ProAxion (www.proaxion.io) will highlight the latest in Internet of Things (IOT) technology for providing predictive maintenance tools for both large and small industrial facilities during the upcoming Connected Plant Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, February 19-21. On display at booth 107 will be ProAxion’s innovative TACTIX™ 24×7 predictive maintenance system. The TACTIX system is unique […]

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