Smart Instrumentation

Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries, Head of Chemical Industry Nearly 90 per cent of field device information remains unused; Chemical Industry must act now to benefit from Smart Instrumentation data for comprehensive diagnostics and monitoring says Ian...

Cyber Risks

Recent research and surveys indicate the threat to UK business from Cyber-crime continues to grow; not least because of the need for businesses to work to ever-tightening margins, do more with less and try...

Cyber Resilience – Readiness, Response & Recovery

A cyber attack is any attempt to expose, alter, disable, destroy, steal, gain unauthorised access to or make unauthorised use of an asset. According to the UK Government’s ‘Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019’1, 32% of...

Why Cyber Attack Threats Should not Hinder Digitalisation in the Chemical Industry?

Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries, Head of Chemical Industry The UK’s chemical industry has made rapid strides in using digitalization for enhancing the productivity of its physical assets, as part of efforts to keep pace with the...

Stepping Up To The Chemical Digitalisation Challenge

Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries Head of Chemical Industry, explores new Siemens’ research into the challenges and opportunities facing the chemicals sector with the advent of Industry 4.0 The competitive environment for chemical manufacturing is...

An Unintended Consequence of Industry 4.0

Karl Jones of OAMPS Hazardous Industries looks at some of the Cyber security risks arising from the interconnectivity of networked ICS/SCADA management systems. Industrial Control Systems incorporating Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (ICS/SCADA) as a...

Project explores Industry 4.0 opportunities

Chemical company BASF and software company SAP have announced the start of a project that will help businesses to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by Industry 4.0. Based at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site in Germany,...

Looking to future needs crucial for the chemical industry

Talk to Sean McDonagh and it does not take long for the subject of safeguarding the future of the chemical industry to enter into the conversation. As the Head of Chemicals for Siemens Industry, based...

Insurance services for the chemical industry

Much was said in the previous edition of the Chemical Industry Journal in the way of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. There is a new tide of technological advancement and as Cisco’s...

Opportunities offered by Industry 4.0 in the chemical sector

Industry 4.0 has become a significant rallying cry across the globe. Emanating from Germany, the topic was proposed by the government as a digital strategy focus point for industries to provide a strategic advantage. Equivalent...