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Industrial Digital Transformation

By : Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel
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Industrial Digital Transformation

By: Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel

Overview of this book

Digital transformation requires the ability to identify opportunities across industries and apply the right technologies and tools to achieve results. This book is divided into two parts with the first covering what digital transformation is and why it is important. The second part focuses on how digital transformation works. After an introduction to digital transformation, you will explore the transformation journey in logical steps and understand how to build business cases and create productivity benefit statements. Next, you’ll delve into advanced topics relating to overcoming various challenges. Later, the book will take you through case studies in both private and public sector organizations. You’ll explore private sector organizations such as industrial and hi-tech manufacturing in detail and get to grips with public sector organizations by learning how transformation can be achieved on a global scale and how the resident experience can be improved. In addition to this, you will understand the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning in digital transformation. Finally, you’ll discover how to create a playbook that can ensure success in digital transformation. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with industrial digital transformation and be able to apply your skills in the real world.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: The "Why" of Digital Transformation
Section 2: The "How" of Digital Transformation

Transforming the chemical industry

The chemical industry is one of the largest groups of industries in the world, accounting for over $5.7 trillion of global gross domestic product (GDP) and over 120 million jobs (, and touches almost every aspect of our lives. In this section, we will look at several instances where digital transformation has affected the industry over the years. We will first start with a historical example that shows digital technologies have been around for years, and will then move on to some of the newer use cases.

Digitization of process control

Feedback control is widely used in the chemical industry for ensuring that the end product of the process is as desired. For example, in batch reactors, sensors monitor the evolution of the product and by-products, and reagents are adjusted in close to real time to ensure...