The following is the third installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, we reveal No.3:
Water consumption tracking/reduction
Like every industry, food manufacturers and producers are looking to reduce the energy intensity of their facilities and cut resource costs, and whether for processing, sanitation, cooling, packaging, or other uses—water consumption is a significant expense in the food industry.
Today, Asset Performance Management (APM) applications enabled by Big Data analytical capabilities are being applied to existing assets in public and private water infrastructure. Embedded sensors are improving monitoring, data capture, and automated alerting—to identify peak use rates and improve efficiency to unprecedented levels.
Particularly in areas where drought and water shortage are a growing concern to producers and consumers alike, APM applications will be critical in maximizing water efficiency, and becoming a defining area in APM in 2015. Take a brief APM survey from LNS Research to find out much more about key advancements in the APM space in the Asset Performance Management Best Practices Guide.
Check back with Food Manufacturing on Thursday to find out the No. 2 must-have asset performance management technology for food manufacturers.
No. 5: Calibration Functionality
No. 4: Software