Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to be a buzzword in the industry – but how to implement an IIoT ecosystem can feel confusing or overwhelming. Connecting your smart devices through a robust asset management program to the IIoT is an easy way to start. Most facilities already have most of the elements in place – and can utilize that infrastructure to begin realizing the benefits promised in the IIoT buzz.
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Control Valve Condition Monitoring
Prevents Unplanned Shutdowns
The City of Ames (Iowa) municipal power plant implemented a valve monitoring service to gain better insight into the condition of its control valves. Through the monitoring service, the plant was able to focus maintenance efforts on only those valves that needed attention, thus eliminating unnecessary work. Improved valve performance has, in turn, prevented unplanned shutdowns and allowed plant personnel to focus on other maintenance issues.
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