Author Archive for David Clayton

Digitizing Control Valves

SAMSON AG, a leading global control valve supplier, recently announced a strategic partnership to integrate 3DSignals’ artificial intelligence-based acoustic monitoring technology into the company’s flow control devices and systems.  This announcement adds SAMSON to the growing list of control valve suppliers leveraging IIoT technologies to create “new services such as adaptive predictive maintenance, and gain […]

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Researchers Push to Establish the Internet of Sharks

I recently spent a day aboard the M/V OCEARCH, a 126’ Cat-powered vessel equipped with a 75,000 lb. hydraulic research platform, which serves as both mother ship and at-sea laboratory for OCEARCH and its collaborating scientists.  The purpose of the expedition was to collect data to build on the ongoing research, and previous findings, which […]

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IIoT and Machine Learning Adding Value by Pumping Up Asset Availability

ARC has been blogging (and reporting on) a lot these days on how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies such as smart sensors, predictive analytics, and machine learning can be applied to improve the availability, reliability, and performance of industrial assets and enable new business models. ARC believes end users can enjoy a step change […]

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Reduce Valve-Related Unplanned Downtime with IIoT

Recent advances in data science, communications, and computing power have converged in a perfect storm to enable companies to begin leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to reduce valve-related unplanned downtime.  The diagnostic capabilities of valve positioners have been increasing for years now, unfortunately; while operators have some basic knowledge and training in the […]

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