Voices: Technology Toolbox

Technology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.


Trends are telling: Detecting and learning from patterns and trends in data

Sheila Kennedy says enable operational improvements through pattern recognition and discovery tools.

By Sheila Kennedy
Oct 4, 2016

Detecting and learning from patterns and trends in data, processes, and asset conditions allows organizations to improve their production processes and maintenance practices. The challenge plants face is how to process the massive volume of available data, seeing through the noise and uncovering actionable intelligence. The rapid growth in devices and systems that make up the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is heightening the complexity of the task.

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