McIlvaine Hot Topic Hours (HTH) and Recordings

Weekly IIoT Webinars

The following webinars are free to anyone but the recordings and power points are only available by subscription to the IIoT & Remote O&M service. Details on this service and free access to the first IIoT webinar are found at:  Industrial IOT and Remote O&M

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June 7, 2017

Chemical Manufacturing   This industry transports, mixes, reacts and separates solids, liquids and gases.  Many chemical processes are complex.  Many are variable with different products being manufactured in the same equipment. There are also safety and environmental challenges.  International chemical suppliers are building new facilities where demand dictates which is Asia and other growing regions.  IIoT and remote O&M allow multi facility chemical companies to optimize product quality cost, and safety while maximizing sustainability.

June 21, 2017

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing  This industry is under pressure to reduce costs.  One of the chosen options has been to build generic drug manufacturing facilities in India and China Many of the manufacturing processes are complex and require lots of domain expertise.  IIoT and Remote O&M allow the major U.S. and European companies to utilize their existing experts for facility management on all continents.  Rigid government regulations can also be met with the certainty provided by continuous sensing and data analytics.

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Tenative Long Term IIoT Schedule



Semiconductor July 5, 2017
Food July 19, 2017
Pulp and Paper August 2, 2017
Renewable Energy August 23, 2017
Nuclear Energy September 6, 2017
Gas Treatment September 20, 2017
Desalination October 4, 2017
Shale Oil and Gas October 18, 2017
Offshore November 1, 2017
Refining November 15, 2107

Previous Webinars and Expected Round 2 Coverage

Recorded 50 Minute webinar on February 23, 2017

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Gas Turbine, Reciprocating Engine IIoT and Remote O&M  This industry segment has made the most progress in leveraging IIoT for remote O&M services.  Turbine and component suppliers have remote monitoring centers operating around the clock.  We will be looking to fill in the uncovered subjects and provide the latest information on the subjects which were shown n the Gas Turbine Reciprocating Engine  IIoT and Remote O&M Agenda February 23

Recorded 50 Minute webinar on March 2, 2017

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Coal Fired Power IIoT and Remote O&M  This session built on nine hours of webinars recently conducted on optimizing NOx emissions,42 years of data analysis in Coal Fired Power Plant Decisions and a previous Mcilvaine report entitled Information Technology in Electricity Generation.  It discussed the basis for an $80 billion 2030 forecast for coal fired IIoT and remote O&M with a focus on the potential for utilities in developing countries to take advantage of the world’s expertise through services from international consortia.  An Agenda is shown at:Coal Fired Power Plant IIoT and Remote O&M Agenda March 2

Recorded 50 Minute webinar on March 9, 2017

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Pump IIoT & Remote O&M  The potential for pump suppliers to add $20 billion of annual revenue and create new market routes for pumps valued at $25 billion was discussed along with the evolution from vibration and lube oil monitoring to maximizing efficiency and minimizing maintenance costs.  Based on the research in N019 Pumps World Market the session discussed the various routes to market (system suppliers, third party O&M providers, and direct to end users)

Recorded 50 Minute webinar on March 16, 2017

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Industrial Valve IIoT & Remote O&M  The role industrial valves will play in expanding the market to $1.4 trillion while generating $20 billion in additional valve revenues and carving new routes for valve sales worth $30 billion is explained.  Insights from N028 Industrial Valves: World Market are leveraged to predict the evolution of smart valves, valve inventory management programs such as being offered by GE, integration with third party programs and the role for subject matter experts.

Recorded 50 Minute webinar on March 23, 2017

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Oil and Gas IIoT and Remote O&M   Mcilvaine predicts this market will grow to $168 billion by 2030.  Insights from N049 Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets were used to describe the present disparate programs and the eventual amalgamation to interactive systems using open platform software. Safety, security, maintenance, environment, and efficiency were considered. The webinar included uses in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the industry.

Recorded 40 Minute webinar on March 30, 2017

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Filtration and Separation IIoT and Remote O&M   The basis for a $350 billion 2030 market is provided.  The broad range of applications as delineated in many market reports is analyzed.  This includes thousands of applications including ones as diverse as vibration monitoring and polymer dosage for centrifuges to filter condition monitoring for stationary IC engines.  Clarcor already provides a total filtration solution package which includes replacing of all filters in a plant as needed. Donaldson offers a filter program for off road engines.

Recorded 50 Minute webinar on April 6, 2017

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Water & Wastewater IIoT and Remote O&M   Municipal water and wastewater treatment systems are challenged by long pipelines subject to leakage, corrosion, odors, and blockages as well as by maintaining valves and pumps in remote locations. New wireless technologies are already enthusiastically embraced. Mcilvaine provided insights based on several of its services:  North American Wastewater Treatment Facilities and North American Public Water Plants as well as on ongoing private studies on subjects such as aeration compressors.  This market is projected to reach $168 billion in 2030.

Recorded 56 Minute webinar on April 13, 2017

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Air Pollution Control  The basis for a $60 billion 2030 IIoT forecast is explained. Continuous emissions monitoring systems are now required in many industries in many countries.  Typically minute by minute emissions of each pollutant are transmitted to owners as well as enforcement agencies. There is a huge potential to integrate the information from these systems with combustion and other process optimization systems to operate plants based on both total economic and environmental cost of ownership.  Mcilvaine provides insights based on analyses included in World FGD Market, NOx Control World Markets, World Fabric Filter & Elements Market, Electrostatic Precipitator World Market. Remote operation and maintenance of electrostatic precipitators is well established and successful. This success is a model for other IIoT initiatives and is examined in detail.

Recorded 38 Minute webinar on April 20, 2017

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Cleanrooms  Semiconductor, pharmaceutical and other manufacturers need ultraclean environments. The webinar covered the opportunity for continuous remote monitoring of recirculating air and water used in critical processes along with development of smarter mini environments and better sensors to track personnel activity and contamination. It also be covered activities of individual companies as illustrated from some of the headlines in a recent Mcilvaine IIoT and Remote Monitoring Newsletter --Vaisala Continuous Monitors Keep Pharma Cleanrooms Audit Ready--Terra has Wireless Control System to Minimize Cleanroom Fan Energy Consumption--Lighthouse Software Provides Tracking of Air Cleanliness and Conditions--Mahindra Remotely Monitors Indian Cleanrooms--ENVIRCO Controls Air Flow in Cleanroom Filtration Systems--ABB Robotics Has Introduced Its Smallest Ever Cleanroom Robot.

Recorded 46 Minute webinar on April 27, 2017

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Ultrapure Water  Power plants use ultrapure water to make steam, semiconductor manufacturers to wash chips and pharmaceutical manufacturers for making drugs for human injection.  Purifying water to meet these rigid requirements requires complex processes and expensive chemicals.  IIoT and Remote O&M provide the opportunity to better maintain water quality while reducing operating costs.  Since the manufacturing environments are also complex it will be necessary to integrate ultrapure water IIoT with the plant wide IIoT.  Remote monitoring is already routine for gas turbine generation plant operators. So adding ultrapure water is a logical progression. Coal fired and nuclear power plants, chip makers and pharmaceutical producers are going to embrace IIoT and will be expecting the contribution of the Industrial Internet of Wisdom (IIoW) by ultrapure water system and component suppliers.

Recorded 68 Minute webinar on May 10, 2017

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Treatment Chemicals  Most treatment chemicals suppliers are first of all knowledge and service companies and only secondarily are they suppliers of basic chemicals. With IIoT and Remote O&M these solutions providers can provide better service and reduce the travel and on site costs of their personnel.  Suppliers such as Kurita and Nalco have performance measurement software which allows them to supply the optimum amounts of chemicals. Nalco has a remote control center which operates 24/7. GE water is now part of Suez which has a worldwide remote control center in France. Some of the wastewater treatment suppliers such as Alfa Laval, GEA, and Andritz have optimization systems which need to be integrated with the supply of chemicals. The IIoW (Wisdom) to empower IIoT will turn sensor performance data into action items for treatment chemicals suppliers.  This should result in new chemicals and better tailoring of chemicals to each application.

Recorded 73 Minute webinar on May 24, 2017

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Mining  Many mining operations include transport of slurry, size reduction and refining or at least pelletizing at the mine site.  Operations typically take place in remote and often inhospitable environments.  IIoT and Remote O&M promises substantial cost reduction but also improved processing. Activities in coal, iron ore, phosphate, copper, alumina and other metals will be analysed.  Arcelor Mittal is already embarked on global sourcing and total cost of ownership analyses for its  steel mills and iron mines. It will be able to include both types of operations in a large cloud based IIoT system.




InterWebviews™ are hosted discussions with recorded presentations by salesmen or engineers. The recordings are uploaded to YouTube and the Mcilvaine Global Decisions Orchard as well to the IIoT and other Mcilvaine Newsletters.  They can also be linked to the company site

The best information is no longer in brochures and catalogs.  It resides on your laptop power point presentations. Here are some tips on leveraging this resource;

  •        Think outside the box. There is a unique communication route which dictates an informal engineering oriented recording with a presentation by your application engineer or salesman.
  •        Don’t make the mistake of striving for image rather than substance.
  •        Make the presentation short and focused on why the client should consider a specific product.
  •        Create multiple recordings with combinations of industries, products and languages. The rule of thumb is one recording per year per $ million in sales or a recording for every significant sales presentation in use

Cost and Process

  •        The cost is $80/minute with a minimum of 8 minutes.
  •        Mcilvaine sets up a GoToMeeting for recording an interview.
  •        The presenter sends his PowerPoint slide deck to Mcilvaine in advance.
  •        The introduction by the Mcilvaine host is informal.
  •        Mcilvaine sequences the slides as the presenter speaks.
  •        Mcilvaine asks one question to add to the simulation of a customer presentation.
  •        Recording is then prepared and posted as explained above.


Interwebview Win-911

The following presentations have averaged more than 400 viewers and some have experienced over 1000. But remember it is not quantity it is quality of listener which matters. The links in the newsletters assure targeted audiences

Company Language Subject (Click title to view recording)
WIN-911 English IIoT Alarm Systems
Burns & McDonnell English Implications of U.S. utility ELG and CCR regulaitons
Yokogawa English Nh3 Measurement
Sick English Cement MACT Monitoring
Tekran English Mercury Monitoring
Snowpure English Electrodeionization
Atlas  Copco English Screw Compressors
Boerger English Rotary Pump
CBI Chinese Mercury Removal
Wahlco Chinese Urea to Ammonia

To set up an Interwebview™ or to ask questions please contact Bob Mcilvaine, Ross Ardell or Denise Flasch at 847-784-0012 or email us at:
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