Report from the 2016 ARC Industry Forum in Amsterdam – get the latest insights about IIoT, Smart Manufacturing, Digitization and Industry 4.0.
“Executing engineering projects at Kaneka Belgium with Asset Lifecycle Information Management”
By Bert van Baelen
Bert van Baelen explained the need for managing all asset-related technical information throughout the asset lifecycle within the highly regulated chemical industry. He then described how Kaneka maintains and optimizes their profitability through replacements and plant modification projects, for which data integrity is crucial.
Kaneka implemented BlueCielo Meridian integrated with SAP to ensure SHE compliance checks, drive deliverables and manage approval processes in change projects.
Bert van Baelen showed how this ensures asset data integrity as a basis for operational excellence and asset performance monitoring with use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
“Implementing Asset Management – challenges of a global rollout.”
By Edward van den Boogaard
Edward van den Boogard started by introducing Huntsman, an owner operator with over 100 manufacturing sites in more than 30 countries. He then explained how mergers and acquisitions had led IT requirements for a global asset information management system – and the challenges they had faced in rolling out this system.
Different requirements from corporate management and from the users challenged both the business units and IT to minimize risk, minimize costs and maximize efficiency in a standardized solution.
As a result, the implementation of BlueCielo Meridian software meets the different needs of each Huntsman site – but they all benefit from working in the same system.
“Asset Lifecycle Management and Connected Smart Machines.”
Panelist Edwin van Dijk, BlueCielo
This workshop focused on the enabling factors and common barriers to success that companies are facing during the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.
During the workshop various views on asset lifecycle management were discussed in relation to making the equipment smarter, and the challenges to maintaining connected assets in terms of performance monitoring and reliability improvement.
The audience was in agreement that, together with common standards, one of the most critical requirements for quick, safe and effective execution of the work was a single interoperable system to manage information throughout the asset lifecycle.