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FAST FORWARD l The Industry 4.0 transformation of the process industry is a journey to become innovative, flexible, data-driven, and agile organizations. l The right combination of legacy process industry systems and new Industry 4.0 technology is the foundation to enhance the availability of information and improve decision making. l Industry 4.0 frees employees to use their creativity, innovation, imagination, and intuition to optimize processes, increase profits, lower costs, and minimize risks in the process industry. 14 INTECH NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 WWW.ISA.ORG By Stefan Zippel W hen the Industry 4.0 working group pre- sented its results at the Hannover Fair in 2013, it hardly made any impression within the process industry. Following my webi- nar, "Industry 4.0: A Blueprint for Achieving a Dy- namic Smart Factory" (produced by Marcus Evans in partnership with Advantech in June 2017), two questions remained unanswered: l What is the strategy and road map of initia- tives in 4.0 for chemical or seeds facilities? l Is there an Industry 4.0 standard for process industries like the chemical industry? In my role as an Industry 4.0 architect, I still hear questions regularly. This shows that confu - sion still abounds. Industry 4.0 and the process industry has a difficult past The use of heavily automated production as well as centralized control and data collection dates back to the 1960s. The first such industrial control computer system was at the Texaco Port Arthur refinery in Texas in 1959. At that time, it was clear that industry standards were needed to ensure consistent terminology and operation models. Subsequently, the ISA-95 standard was estab- lished, from which IEC 62264 (DIN EN 62264) was formulated. The process industry was not the only one to follow the ISA-95 standard. ISA-95 already widely used With ISA-95, most process industry facilities achieve a nearly fully automated production process, where assets are connected to a central control system (e.g., distributed control systems [DCSs] and supervisory control and data acqui- sition [SCADA]) and historians/manufacturing execution systems (MESs) are often deployed. Although other industries also deploy automat- ed assets, often with programmable logic con- troller (PLC) or computer numeric control, they Process Industry 4.0 Transforming the process industry with Industry 4.0

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