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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Environmental impact and abatement

Many companies pursuing Industrial Internet applications face environmental impact and abatement challenges. These can include companies involved in agribusiness, alternative energy and environmental control, construction, logistics and transportation, manufacturing and GPGs, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and healthcare, and utility companies. In fact, an IIoT project is often considered is specifically to address these challenges.

In this section, we will describe IIoT for noise detection and abatement. Though we return to an aviation example, the architecture has wide applicability in all the industries just mentioned.

The three airports in the San Francisco Bay Area handle a large amount of air traffic. Airplanes arriving, taxiing, departing, and circling generate a lot of noise that can adversely impact residents near airports and under flight patterns. The following diagram captures the typical flight patterns in a 24-hour period in...