The Internet of Things (IoT) is probably a term that you have heard by now. We here at Connect2.Me believe that 2016 is the year for IoT to gain a strong foothold in enterprises across the globe, especially in Oil and Gas. Are you one of the companies that will take advantage of this megatrend? You certainly should be.
From large manufacturing plants to small mom and pop retail shops, the Internet of Things can prove to be a wise adoption for any size business. We believe that IoT adoption comes in four steps. Monitor, control, optimize and automate.
The first step, monitor, would be implemented to remotely keep an eye on something. For example, an oil field servicing company could implement sensors on pump gauges to ensure that all pressures are in the safe operating range. Since these sensors are transmitting data back to your company’s headquarters, you no longer need to send a worker across the map to check these gauges. If a pump reaches a threshold outside the normal operating range, your IoT system could alert you, wherever you may be.
The next step, control, would prove to be valuable in the case that this pump is in fact operating outside the normal range. With your new IoT Smart Sensors, you could flip a switch to have that pump decrease its rate of work to get back to safe operating levels, or you could simply shut the pump off until the pump could be serviced.
A very valuable step in your company’s adoption of the Internet of Things is optimize. Continuing on with our oil field servicing example, you notice that your pumps are operating smoothly but want to increase its productivity. By implementing Machine Learning, your equipment can now monitor and adjust their rate of work automatically to ensure they are running as efficiently as possible.
Your pumps are now more productive than ever and you have experienced very little down time but you want to take your Internet of Things adoption to the next level. Automate. By introducing automation into this system, your pumps are now smart, really smart. If the pump detects that a part is nearing a point of failure, it can automatically order the part that needs to be replaced and create a work order for a service technician to come replace it. This will ensure essentially zero down time for the machine.
These IoT applications can be used and implemented in billions of different ways. Let Connect2.Me be your Internet of Things provider and sky rocket past the competition.