As 2015 brings renewed — if somewhat uneven — economic growth to North American corporations, the process industries increasingly rely on technology-supplier services to fill in resources gaps caused by qualified-worker shortages.
“Well into the 21st century, we still do not possess a fundamental understanding of powder behavior,” says a prominent page on the website of Freeman Technology.
Begin to answer the question: If sports analytics can tell NBA basketball pros that the way to win is to focus on 3-pointers, don’t take long 2-pointers and get the rest of your points from lay-ups and free throws, then what more can analytics tell us about process control?
By buying Invensys, a big chunk of today’s multi-billion-dollar industrial-automation software market is in the hands of Schneider Electric — including the Wonderware, SimSci and Avantis brands.
The many different kinds of industrial software that emerged the last 30 years are mostly absorbed by now into supervisory-control, product life-cycle or enterprise-planning software suites.
Natural gas production in the United States increased in August for the eighth consecutive month, according to just-released figures from Bentek Energy, an analytics and forecasting unit of Platts.
It’s said, often, that infrastructure for water provision to U.S. populations and industry is at a near-crisis stage. And there are signs that it’s the case. Yet because so many water sources are free, and for other reasons, the dollars-and-cents incentives that lead to decisive action often aren’t there.