(28c) Leveraging Digital Advances to Optimize Maintenance Activities | AIChE

(28c) Leveraging Digital Advances to Optimize Maintenance Activities


This presentation discusses how digital advances can optimize maintenance activities, and the performance of an overall operation, through specific use cases. The cases review how mobile devices such as tablets can be linked remotely to monitoring and control facilities from multiple locations. Maintenance crews collaborate in real time with experts—through audio, video, or chat—to improve asset management and maintenance planning. Smart apps help integrate tablets into the plant environment, enabling access to asset-specific information, including past maintenance and recent operations data. AR advances enhance the experience, allowing the remote expert to overlay repair instructions onto the shared image.

Digitization solutions such as these also draw on advances of the digital twin concept. Because a wealth of equipment and operations data is available digitally, it can be easily downloaded to the maintenance person’s tablet for immediate use. This literally gives maintenance workers everything they need to resolve an equipment problem, right in the palm of their hands. Remote linking between this tablet and the expert’s onshore desktop affords much faster service and a lower risk of lengthy, unplanned shutdowns.

During this presentation you will gain the following insights:

  • A general understanding of key digitalization topics such as the digital twin, 3D, simulation as well as innovative ways of collecting data
  • How can information and data be used to more productively operate and maintain a plant?
  • Learn how maintenance can be done more efficiently with digital technologies