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IIoT - Where to get the most bang for the buck

Whatever your focus, keep in mind you'll need to provide not only networks and management/reporting systems, but also training, procedures and probably some form of auditing or efficacy checking

By John Rezabek, process control specialist, ISP Corp.
Sep 29, 2015

Recently, the nearby hydrogen plant that's essential for production of useful chemicals where I work informed us they needed to swap out a faulty controller on the fly. "This should be a non-event, right?" asked our operations manager. I've been doing this for awhile and have broken a few promises to operations over the years, so I knew I'd be remiss to say, "Sure it will be no problem." Instead I said, "It should be a non-event," emphasizing "should."

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