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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Chemical industry automated tracking and replenishment

Next, we'll look at applying IIoT to the tracking and replenishment of industrial gas containers.

Replenishment of industrial gas containers or cylinders requires many manual steps. Often, cylinders are moved using manually operated transporters. People sort and clean the cylinders, attach them to the appropriate hoses, ,and fill the cylinders with the right amount of gas. These manual steps result in operational inefficiencies and are prone to human error.

The chemical industry uses an air separation unit (ASU) to separate atmospheric air into its primary components, typically nitrogen and oxygen, and sometimes also helium, argon, and other rare inert gases. After the gases are separated, ...

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