You don’t need a crystal ball to see that Internet technology will be increasingly integrated into every system in our homes. We already can activate many daily tasks digitally and hands-free – from selecting music to placing calls.
This phenomenon is called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and, while the term includes personal activities, its meaning is much larger. IIoT refers to the interconnection of sensors, instruments and other devices with the Internet, the cloud and computers, for use in manufacturing and engineering applications.
Experts predict that the impact of IIoT on air conditioning systems will be big. It will bring about a sea change in the way companies, like Custom Climate Concepts, provide system maintenance at all levels: reactive, preventive, predictive, and prescriptive.
Here is how Industrial Internet Connected Air Conditioning Devices will be Maintained
- Reactive Maintenance: When things are not fixed until they break. The IIoT can improve reactive maintenance by enabling a more efficient, more informed response. Technicians will be able to see documentation, review codes and connect to a system with just a click.
- Preventive Maintenance: Performed on a given schedule to reduce the likelihood of failure. Smart machines powered by the IIoT can help ensure that routine service schedules and protocols are carried out correctly and on time.
- Predictive Maintenance: Based on the assumption that assets deteriorate at predictable rates based on age and utilization. The IIoT can improve tracking, scheduling and other aspects of predictive maintenance.
- Prescriptive Maintenance: Process data is monitored to identify trends and issue alerts prior to failure. Prescriptive (sometimes called proactive) maintenance strategies stand to gain the most from the IIoT, which delivers advanced data and analytics, increasingly in the cloud.
These shifts in will likely result in money savings, though proactive avoidance of problems and time savings, because of an increased ability to react quickly if problem does occur.
The downside of the Internet of Things
Security is a big concern with devices connected to the internet. The best thing you can do is educate yourself about each internet connected device you use.
If you have any current air conditioning maintenance needs or problems, please call Custom Climate today at (941) 955-COOL (2665).