Apr 06, 2016
From the Global Energy Institute
Not long ago, chemical manufacturing processes ran in isolation with little to no outside interaction. Air-gapped technologies and practices remained unaffected by advancements as if in a state of suspended animation. However, process automation technologies and capabilities have caught up with the rest of the world. Chemical companies need manufacturing to evolve from manual analog processes to automated optimized processes interactively connecting to the larger virtual world to capitalize on improved business intelligence and operational efficiency.
This article appeared in Mar 2016 edition of Downstream Business and appears here with the publisher's permission.