Deep within a Chevron fuel refinery, one key machine is now talking – and revealing secrets about its own health. In a pilot program, Chevron affixed some heat exchangers with wireless Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensors, which collect and send real-time data from the heat exchanger to the cloud. The data is used to supplement data already being collected by the safety and control system. Data scientists then analyze that data to check the equipment’s health status now, and to predict its condition in the future.
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