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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HOT TOPIC HOUR SCHEDULE

August 23, 2017

Pulp & Paper  Flow and Treat companies such as Andritz, Solenis, Kemira and others are already remotely monitoring and providing predictive maintenance for pulp and paper processing. The potential to expand and integrate these activities in open platform cloud based systems will be discussed.  A marketing program based upon the top 20 pulp and paper companies and taking advantage of all the available digital communication tools will be explained.

September 6, 2017

Renewable Energy  Mcilvaine tracks every wind, solar, biomass and hydro project.  Technology advancements such as combined heat and power plus CO2 additions for indoor agriculture are analysed.  This industry knowledge will be used as a basis to chart the future of IIoT and Remote O&M.  Progress is rapid.  Duke formerly had remote O&M systems provided by multiple wind turbine suppliers.  All of this data is now analysed in one open platform cloud system.  A marketing program based on the digital tools now available to target the largest providers will be explained.

September 20, 2017

Nuclear Energy  Many nuclear power plant operators are moving forward with IIoT.  Exelon’s partnership with GE is taking a vertical and horizontal view fleetwide and across all equipment of the same sort across the fleet. Preliminary results are impressive with a 10% decrease in lost megawatt-hours due to equipment reliability issues.  Safety and reliability issues can be better addressed with IIoT solutions.  Mcilvaine tracks all nuclear activity on a weekly basis in 41F Utility E-Alert.  The Mcilvaine custom website identifying each of the 5000 critical valves in an Areva design nuclear plant is an example of the contribution of IIoW.  The nuclear industry is concentrated with relatively few plant owners, designers and other decision makers.  Many of the plant owners also operate other types of power plants.  An IIoT digital marketing program addressing both nuclear and fossil plant operators is discussed.

October 4, 2017

Gas Treatment  Natural gas, LNG, air pollution control, refining, gas to liquids, coal to chemicals, compressed air dehydration and unique treatment requirements for many off gases are included in this IIoT and Remote O&M webinar.  Dehydration of natural gas with molecular sieves is used as an example of the addition of wisdom through decision guides.  The Mcilvaine molecular sieve switching valve decision guide illustrates the potential to examine each component option.  The Mcilvaine 2ABC Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter Knowledge Systems which has been continually updated since 1974 provides a further example.   The potential for fan suppliers to provide solutions was illustrated in the mining webinar with the coverage of the Howden mine ventilation https://youtu.be/6X9IwNnMprY. 9 hours of webinars on gas treatment for NOx removal provide another example 4S01 Berkshire Hathaway Energy Supplier and Utility Connect.

October 18, 2017

Desalination  Previous webinars on filtration https://youtu.be/-XqSwyQctos pumps https://youtu.be/PVmyVBBLNOg and treatment chemicals https://youtu.be/PVmyVBBLNOg shed light on the potential for remote monitoring and operation of desalination systems. Pump energy is a major cost.  Chemical injection to keep membranes clean is critical.  Remote O&M enhanced by process wisdom can make desalination more cost effective.  A Mcilvaine metric to compare the value of clean water in arid areas provides a useful addition to data analytics.  An IIoT marketing program focused on the largest operators is included.

November 1, 2017

Shale Oil and Gas  Unlike conventional extraction shale oil and gas involves large numbers of small wells with very complex extraction processes.  This combination makes IIoT and Remote O&M very cost effective.  Mcilvaine tracks all the oil and gas activity on a daily basis.  N049 Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects Remote monitoring of pumps and valves is very important due to the high pressures and abrasive environment in which these components must operate.  The cost of shale and gas extraction has been falling due to process and component innovation.  Greater use of IIoT and Remote O&M will make this technology even more competitive.  This webinar provides an extension of the March oil and gas webinar which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/o7kJSXixFHs

November 15, 2017

Offshore Oil and Gas Extraction  Offshore and particularly deep sub sea extraction involves challenges not found elsewhere.  The need for remote O&M is absolute in deep subsea applications.   Evolving technology is critical to reducing costs.  The Mcilvaine Choke Valve Decision Guide and Oil and Gas Gate Valves Greater than 5000 psi Decision Guide are examples of the contribution of IIoW (wisdom) to IIoT.  Subsea IIoT includes a network of smart, wireless sensors and devices configured to provide actionable operational intelligence such as performance, performance, condition and diagnostic information.  Mcilvaine tracks offshore projects on a daily basis.  This resource is used in a marketing plan focused on the large offshore operators.

December 6, 2017

Refining  The refinery IIoT and Remote O&M market will rise from $18 billion in 2018 to more than $36 billion by 2024.  Companies building new refineries are well aware of the benefits of using IIoT through pervasive sensing applications.  A typical modern facility will thus have about 50,000 inputs and outputs to and from control and monitoring systems, with all connections made through plant intranets, which replaces the Internet in these IIoT applications.  But an older refinery will typically have closer to 20,000 inputs and outputs, with the 30,000 shortfall the root cause of much inefficiency, operational issues and safety incidents.  So, the IIoT potential at existing plants is bigger than for new plants.  Mcilvaine tracks all refinery projects daily.  There are relatively few refining companies. Many of them also own chemical plants and or extract gas and oil.   An IIoT marketing program for refining will be discussed.

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Previous Webinars and Expected Round 2 Coverage

Recorded 50 Minute webinar on February 23, 2017

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https://youtu.be/1H_6Ak66rh0

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 covered.as 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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https://youtu.be/9teajcQXsi4

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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https://youtu.be/PVmyVBBLNOg

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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https://youtu.be/Mi6-p88x9hc

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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https://youtu.be/o7kJSXixFHs

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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https://youtu.be/-XqSwyQctos

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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https://youtu.be/AWB-vZIj5gk

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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https://youtu.be/yTSatiu5oyY

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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https://youtu.be/Xe_NYnLmmAA


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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https://youtu.be/gRucY_BN47E

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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https://youtu.be/YD5C93c6ujw

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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https://youtu.be/6X9IwNnMprY

Mining  The mining IIoT and remote O&M webinar on Thursday revealed a major transition  toward IIoT.  Rio Tinto already has driverless machinery,  trains and vehicles and is developing automated processing plants.  The company envisions the day when nearly all its personnel are in Perth. It says the system will function as if it had a  brain the size of an iron ore province. This brain is comprised of  parts involving knowledge around  every piece of process equipment, pump, valve and fan. It includes the knowledge to best supply chemicals, filter media and other consumables.

Whether it is mining or coal fired power the functioning of the brain will be the key to success.  However, the anatomical differences between Einsteins brain and  that of the village idiot are negligible.  Is it possible that too much confidence is being placed in IIoT and not enough attention is being paid to the Industrial Internet of Wisdom ( IIoW). It is a big step forward to interconnect every sensor but what about interconnecting people.  Whether it is the mining industry or Power there are many thousands of people with unique niche expertise . In our world of silos there is much knowledge about the product and much knowledge about the process to which it will be applied but less knowledge about the optimum use of the product for each specific application.  There is even less knowledge of how a product can shape an application.

Two participants in the webinar on Thursday demonstrated that they are tearing down the silos between product and application.  Howden has complete solutions for mine ventilation. Solenis is using extensive process knowledge to optimize mining processes with their chemicals.

Howden is part of Colfax.  Over the last few decades Howden has acquired one fan company after another to become the worlds largest supplier.  Fans are critical to underground mining operations. Safety depends on minimizing CO levels. However fan energy is an important cost.  With IIoT a system can be designed with air quality and flow  sensors at every critical point in the mining. Multiple fans , each with variable speed drives, can vary the flow to and from  each point in the mine.  The variables caused by entry of vehicles and people can be taken into account in a software program which optimizes energy consumption while keeping  personnel safe and healthy. This system needs the expertise of mining ventilation engineers who thoroughly understand process variables.  So the question is who should put all this together. Cisco Connected Mining has a program but how close is its brain to the Einstein ideal? Howden has lots of fan experience but was not content to be a sub contractor.  It bought a software company (Simsmart) with the mining expertise.  It hired 15 ventilation engineers and has eliminated the silos between product and application. It provides the sensors, the software, the fans, drives and other components and provides an ongoing solution with 24/7 monitoring.

Revenues for the ventilation fans and repair parts over two decades may be X.  The revenue from a smart ventilation solution could be 3X or maybe even  6X. If the profits from fan and part sales are Y, the profits from total solutions could be 6y or even 12Y.

Solenis has made a big commitment to understanding mining processes and developing chemical treatment programs . One example is a gold mining operation in the Western U.S.  A thorough review of the existing process which was plagued with scale deposition led to the recommendation and use of Zalta™ anti scalants.  The downtime was considerably reduced and profits increased by $ 2 million per year.  Solenis recognizes the potential for remote O&M and is well positioned to further leverage its process knowledge for continuous support.

The webinar reviewed the offerings of software, component, chemical and equipment companies.  They included ABB, Andritz, BAGGI , Cisco, Eaton, Emerson,  Evoqua, F.L. Smidth, Grundfos,  Honeywell, Howden, ITT, Kemira, Nalco, Siemens,  Solenis, Source One, Symboticware and Xylem. Each has the opportunity to take a bigger slice of the pie.

Andritz has developed Brainwave for optimizing its flotation and thickening equipment.  Evoqua and Eaton each has a large number of products which if the silos are eliminated will provide.

Source One provides sourcing as a service for a range of components including filters and chemicals.  When all the components are continuously monitored global sourcing will be even more attractrive. However, it would seem that a provider such as Source One has a lot to learn and evaluate if it is going to optimize global sourcing in the IIoT world.

Recorded 64 Minute webinar on June 7, 2017

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https://youtu.be/mP5fFnHLoCs

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.

Recorded 69 Minute webinar on June 28, 2017

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https://youtu.be/lVh46eYyufA

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.  A marketing program using the new digital tools and  focused on the top 20 pharmaceutical companies will be outlined.

Recorded 55 Minute webinar on July 19, 2017

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https://youtu.be/l2FnXdS8Ik4

Semiconductor ManufacturingThe semiconductor industry is already benefiting from IIoT and Remote O&M due to many processes involved in chip manufacture. This webinar will focus on the potential relating to the ultrapure water, gases and liquid chemicals used in the processes, air pollution control, water reuse, and movement of granular materials.  Special valves, pumps, and piping are needed.  IIoT can address challenges in maintaining high purity air in critical areas.  A marketing strategy based on the top 10 semiconductor companies will be outlined.

Recorded 55 Minute webinar on August 2, 2017

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https://youtu.be/q50ewS_ozC8

Food Processing  Nearly 50% of food processors are moving ahead with IIoT.  This webinar covers the potential for IIoT and Remote O&M relative to all the liquids, slurries, gases, water, air, granular solids and resultant products. The potential ranges from the simple temperature measurement of food to the control of forward osmosis systems to reduce alcohol content.  A marketing program based around the 20 largest food companies is also outlined.  ConAgra is used as an example.  This company has IIoT potential not only for plant operations but for the municipal wastewater treatment which it conducts in many of the small towns where it operates.

 

 

InterWebviews

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.

Examples

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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