Voices: From the Editor

From the Editor is a monthly opinion of the latest trends and innovations in the world of plant maintenance, reliability, engineering, and production. Look to Plant Services Chief Editor Thomas Wilk for his insights on what really matters to plant managers.

 

Who owns the data at your plant?

Thomas Wilk says OEMs and plant teams are often at odds over CM data ownership.

By Thomas Wilk
Jul 7, 2015

During the preparation of this month’s cover story on OEM-enabled condition monitoring, it became clear that one question in particular continues to generate debate. The question relates to remote monitoring, and it centers on who owns CM data once it is collected: the OEM, another third party, or the plant?

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