Benefits of sensors for industrial applications
Deploying sensors and sensing technology has several advantages, including predictive and preventive maintenance. They not only ensure faster transmission of measurement data, but also increase accuracy, thereby improving process control and enhancing asset health.
The new sensor is capable of wired and wireless transmission, and can provide real-time, continuous data feed from assets and processes. This allows supervisors to have a more comprehensive understanding of the process plant. Companies that utilize sensors are more connected, secure, and agile than ever before.
The main advantages of the sensor include: improved data capture sensitivity, almost lossless transmission and continuous, real-time analysis. Real-time feedback and data analysis services ensure that the process is active and executed in the best way.
The continuous development of sensing technology has given birth to today's smart sensors. Unlike traditional analog sensors without active components, smart sensors contain circuitry that allows them to measure and output the value as digital data. These sensors have an embedded microprocessor unit, and many sensing devices are installed on the signal converter.
Smart sensors can perform many inherent smart functions, such as self-testing, self-verification, self-adaptation and self-identification capabilities. They understand process requirements, manage various conditions, and can detect conditions to support real-time decision-making. These smart sensors are programmed for a variety of process conditions, enabling the executive to get the most benefit.
By moving to smarter sensors and effectively using data collected from processes and assets, companies can increase productivity, increase energy efficiency, and reduce the total cost of ownership of the plant. Through continuous monitoring and data retrieval, process owners can identify areas with high energy consumption and can take appropriate measures to limit energy waste. This approach will help companies achieve sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, such as "affordable clean energy", "industry, innovation and infrastructure" and "responsible consumption and production."