Machine learning can create the basis for higher plant availability, says Richard Irwin, Senior Product Marketer for Asset Wise at Bentley. But the implementation of such systems must be well-prepared. Only then can real added value be created.
Bentley Systems has announced the availability of the Open Plant Connect Edition, the latest of Bentley’s plant design offerings. The new edition allows users in the process and manufacturing industries to improve design and operations based on open data standards.
In this decade Chemical Industry is facing two mega-trends: the collapse in the price of commodities and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The importance of asset performance is a compelling response to the opportunities and threats resulting from this. But how to maximize performance of existing assets?
On Thursday, Bentley released the Open Plant Connect Edition web-connected software platform. “Connect Edition pushes models and services through the web to easily share and visualize data,” said Ken Adamson, Bentley Vice president, Building, Electrical, Plant and Structural Detailing. At brownfield sites, operators can take a series of photos of an item — for instance, a newly installed valve — and quickly create an interactive 3D model in a secure web portal.