Between the shift to partially or wholly remote teams when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the maturation of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)-based analytics, and the proliferation of connected industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, the vast majority of process plants have accelerated their digital transformation plans. 

However, successfully implementing a digital culture and enabling digital adoption can be easier said than done. Most process manufacturing companies carry out their digital transformation in stages across the plant, beginning with those applications that are the easiest to introduce and drive the most value.

Why begin with predictive maintenance?

Predictive maintenance (PdM) applies ML analytics to crunch the huge datasets gathered by sensors and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices to map the entire plant, tracking operational efficiency and detecting the earliest signs of impending part failures. 

With PdM alerts, process plants can save time and money by fixing small problems while they are still minor before they can snowball into serious, expensive issues and/or unplanned shutdowns. 

As a result, PdM is often seen as one of the low-hanging fruits of a digital culture, but many plants that are in the early stages of their digital shift can still struggle to deploy it successfully. In order to succeed with PdM, you need the right employees with sufficient time and knowledge to manage the solution, respond to alerts, and ensure they are followed up with the necessary fixes. 

Which is where PdM as a Service enters the picture.

What is PdM as a Service?

PdM as a Service offers a way for process plants to tap into the value of predictive maintenance in improving operational efficiency and saving money, without significant outlay for new infrastructure or employee training. 

It involves trained process engineers in an Analytical Monitoring Service (AMS) who assist your employees by making a preliminary analysis of alerts, and guiding them in responding to the notifications. In this way, your plant can benefit from PdM’s impact in cutting costs and shutdown time in an easy and painless way, helping advance your digital transformation strategy as a whole.

How PdM as a Service can advance your digital transformation

Learn more about how to take advantage of PdM as a Service as part of your digitalization strategy by joining SAMSON experts Robert Nijhuis, Manager of Digital Solutions, Western Europe, at the SAMSON Group, and Defina Rajakumar, process engineer at a SAMSON Group Analytical Monitoring Center, in an upcoming webinar.

The webinar will cover:

  • How to benefit from the new way of working
  • Effective techniques to digitalize your plant
  • How to save money with PdM
  • Shortcuts to rolling out PdM across your entire process plant

When: March 31
Time: 11 am CDT
Where: Virtual