In the first article of this series, Frank Moore gave an overview of the large volumes of data flowing into an ethanol plant’s control system every day. This data contains valuable information that can help plants focus on key decisions – the ones that will improve their performance. But the question is how to realize the data’s full potential. The answer – as Frank explained – is advanced analytics. In this article, we’re going to dig into a ‘hard’ example of advanced analytics in practice in ethanol plants.
Big data, analytics, the Internet of Things… These are terms we’re all hearing a lot these days, and they signal big changes on the horizon, especially for those of us involved in the ethanol industry. And with all the talk about how the Internet of Things will power the next industrial revolution, or how big data will change manufacturing, some of us in the industry may feel that we’re not ready for these changes.
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