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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 buildings and complexes

In previous section, we looked at various use cases tied to factory and physical assets. We will now look at buildings and facilities. In this section, we will focus on the following two aspects:

  • Monitoring of facilities via digitization
  • Smart buildings

So, let's get started.

Facility monitoring

The primary objective in the digitization of a facility monitoring function is to ensure that the facilities operate most efficiently in generating industrial output and minimize the costs associated with unexpected downtime. This objective must be achieved without compromising on safety of personnel and by maintaining compliance with industry-specific regulations.

Most common monitoring of industrial facilities looks at temperature. Digitally connected temperature sensors can provide information on various working spaces and industrial zones in buildings. Similarly, digitally connected pressure and humidity sensors can...