The Internet of Things is already changing the way the power industry does things, not least in the optimisation of boiler operation.
published in Modern Power Systems, December 2018 Issue
The Internet of Things (IoT) has, somewhat simplistically, been defined as “connecting any devices with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other).” In practice, the IoT promises to fundamentally change the way the power generation industry works, allowing us to interconnect geographically dispersed devices, from a single sensor up to and including large pieces of machinery through a broad-band Internet connection. It has been estimated that as many as 100 billion devices will join the IoT by 2020. In other words, everything that can be interconnected will be interconnected to everything else in the not too distant future.Read full article