Challenges faced by today’s managers include dealing with 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 levels, costs and profits 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. 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) mean 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 the automotive, engineering, pulp and paper, shipbuilding and many others sectors, mainly covers mass production, for which common challenges are: reduction of costs while increasing productivity, introduction of a high level of automation and mechanization, as well as high production flexibility and quick response to market expectations.
Chemical and petrochemical plants are characterized by a 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 much 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, human safety and the environment are treated as a priority. The safety and efficiency of production systems is largely dependent on applied technology. A key parameter of this technology is its high reliability.
The raw materials, mining and metal industries are emerging from one of the most difficult periods in decades. Market volatility and a 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 have created additional challenges.