Microsoft and Cognite extend partnership to build industrial data operations platform on Microsoft Fabric and Azure OpenAI Service
Long-time partners Microsoft and Cognite have successfully delivered digital transformation value to industrial customers in energy, industrial carbon management, manufacturing, and renewables globally. In a landmark new collaboration, Cognite and Microsoft are excited to announce an expansion of their strategic partnership to bring enterprise data operations to the generative AI era, from the shop floor all the way to the top floor. For the first time, enterprise and industrial—information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and engineering technology (ET)—converge for data operations and AI value.
Why Convergence of IT/OT Needs to Include ET
The increased sophistication of intelligent devices and associated software drive the need for tighter integration of the IT and OT domains to gain new insight from known information. However, in the digital data environment of IIoT, engineering technology, those technologies that create virtual models must be included in the convergence conversation. While inclusion of ET may have been implied in the past, its use in the current and future work environment cannot be underestimated as modeling tools become essential to managerial or technical decision making.
He shared a real-world example of IT/OT/ET converging at Lilly. An HMI graphics card needed replacement due to a defective component. The replacement card required a driver that was incompatible with the existing version of Windows in that operation. A Windows upgrade would affect other applications. In this case, the obsolescence of a single component on a graphics card cascaded into a project to upgrade the HMI and all other affected applications and interfaces. This seemingly simple issue required extensive IT/OT/ET collaboration to solve.
In his presentation, Mr. Ruth shared an IT/OT/ET convergence story that has spawned a whole new service business Convergence of IT/OT Needs ETfor Danfoss, the Smart Store. Per Ruth, it’s all about Big Data and a new way of doing business enabled by IIoT technology to increase operational effectiveness and control, and reduce costs. This supplier of refrigeration equipment, compressors, and controllers for supermarkets required an integrated solution to help customers view operational data at a more granular level.
Flow management innovations: reducing pressure drop and energy
Many real-world applications don’t operate under steady-state conditions. The flow can be pulsating, intermittent, or undergo sudden changes. Because of these transient conditions, engineers must consider additional variables such as temperature fluctuations, material stresses, and the dynamic interaction between different fluid phases. Failing to account for these variables can result in system failures or a considerable drop in operational efficiency.
In this article, we will delve into flow management in turbomachinery for aerospace and defense applications. We will cover the impact of techniques such as design optimization, texturing, and perforations on turbomachinery, and discuss how nTop drives these advancements.