White Paper on Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
Industry 4.0 and IIoT: is your Chlor-Alkali Plant Ready?
Smart factory, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, plant automation, real-time monitoring: all these buzzwords relate at some level to the major transformations currently undergoing in the chlor-alkali world due to Industry 4.0 and IIoT. Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, the trend towards automation and real-time monitoring of every step in the manufacturing process to boost productivity and improve product quality. Interconnected sensors and devices are the foundation of IIoT in order to gather data that can then be exchanged and analyzed to reap economic benefits. IIoT thus holds the promise of predictive analytics that moves the course of action from sense and respond, to sense, predict, and act.
An industry 4.0 maturity index has been developed by acatech, the German academy of science and engineering, to help manufacturing companies find out at which stage they are in their industry 4.0 transformation, and how they can progress. This white paper applies this industry 4.0 maturity index to chlor-alkali plants and cell-rooms and demonstrates how R2 can assist chlor-alkali producers in this journey.
Read the paper now to determine which of the 6 maturity levels your plant has reached.