Challenges faced by today’s managers cover the management of global and local processes in a profitable and safe way, taking into account the need for their continuous improvement. Critical business challenges are interdependent – if equipment availability suffers, then production level, costs and profit also suffer. Various and complex challenges require making decisions. Effectiveness and relevance of these decisions significantly depend on the quality of the information already possessed and its availability at the right time. The tools based on artificial intelligence (AI), which are developed and offered by our company, perfectly support industrial enterprises in the gradual achievement of digital operational excellence
The energy sector faces global challenges caused by deep changes occurring in its environment. New technologies, a change in the work regime of generating units (regulatory work, frequent shutdowns and start-ups), the power market and the constantly growing share of renewable energy (especially wind energy) in the energy balance cause that existing generating units must operate in a regime, for which they were not designed. Therefore, they are increasingly vulnerable to failure.
The manufacturing industry, despite the fact that it includes such diverse industries as automotive industry, engineering industry, pulp and paper industry, shipbuilding industry and many others, mainly covers mass production, for which common challenges are: reduction of cost while increasing productivity, introduction of a high level of automation and robotization, as well as high production flexibility and quick response to market expectations.
Chemical and petrochemical plants are characterized by the multitude of technological installations, complexity of production processes and a large variety of end products. Despite this diversity, the common objective is to conduct processes in the safest, the most efficient and the most profitable way. Chemical installations are equipped with a variety of critical machines and devices: industrial furnaces, reactors, columns, tanks, silos, compressors, blowers, driers, centrifuges, pumps, extruders, heat exchangers, chillers, evaporators and many more.
The sector of food and drink production is inherently conservative when it comes to the implementation of modern technologies that support production processes and maintenance. This is often explained by the “specificity” of tasks conducted by these plants associated with the restrictive safety and hygiene standards.
The oil and gas extraction industry is a rapidly developing industrial sector. For this sector, reasons of human safety and the environment are treated as priority. Safety and efficiency of production systems is largely dependent on the applied technology. A key parameter of this technology is its high reliability.
Raw materials, mining and metal industries emerge from one of the most difficult periods in decades. Market volatility and decline in commodity prices have created a new standard, in which cost cutting, automation and operational efficiency are extremely important. Simultaneously, industrial issues connected with local and regional regulations, geopolitical risk, legal limitations concerning the use of natural resources and public control created additional challenges.