Sensor Industrial Internet Age

On May 26, 2019 China International Big Data Industry Expo opened in Guiyang. Representatives and guests of the global big data industry focused on the theme of “Innovative Development, Counting the Future” and discussing the development and cooperation of big data industry.

In the high-end dialogue of “Industrial Internet and Smart+” in the 2019 Expo, Yu Shaohua, member of the Standing Committee of China Information and Communication Technology Group Co., Ltd. and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, talked about the reasons for promoting the industrial Internet in the keynote speech. He believes that in general, the development of industrial Internet networks, platforms, and security systems is of great significance to the international status and transformation and upgrading of China's manufacturing. In the future, our Industrial Internet will establish two related factories, not just physical factories. It is a smart factory. From the perspective of Chinese manufacturing, China has more than 220 industrial products in the world, and we should be the world's No. 1 manufacturing power. From a trend perspective, the Internet will be from the consumer to the manufacturing sector in the next decade. Advance. In this trend process, people, networks, and things will change in magnitude.

Market analysis company NanoMarkets published the "Industrial Internet Sensor Market" report in November 2014, which uses factory automation, building automation, smart grid and public transportation as industrial Internet applications, and predicts annual consumption in this area by 2019. The sensor will exceed $20 billion. Future technicians and maintenance personnel will increasingly use powerful tablets to collect and process information from sensors integrated in industrial machinery.

1. Industrial environmental monitoring
The monitoring scope of the industrial environment has involved all aspects of the entire ecological environment, including daily environmental monitoring, such as the atmosphere, water, electromagnetic radiation and radioactivity monitoring. There are also some special regional environmental monitoring, such as desert, high mountains and existing radioactive sources. Monitoring of the area. These environments place high demands on the flexibility, reliability and safety of sensor products.

Wireless sensor network products can break through the traditional monitoring methods, while meeting the flexibility, reliability and security, reducing the cost for industrial environment monitoring, and also greatly reducing the cumbersome process of traditional monitoring, which is random. Research data acquisition provides convenience. As people pay more and more attention to the industrial environment, more and more environmental data needs to be collected, and the demand for wireless sensor network products will gradually expand.

2. Smart grid
At present, global issues such as energy, environment and climate change are becoming more and more prominent. Countries around the world have made development and utilization of clean energy the focus of energy development and change. Smart grid has become one of the important applications of IoT technology and an inevitable trend in the development of power grids. Smart grids ensure the safety, reliability and economy of power supply through advanced sensor measurement technology, communication technology, advanced control methods and decision support system technology.

In order to keep the smart grid running, equipment security has become a key issue. Since grid equipment is in a state of high voltage and high current for a long time, and it is threatened by extreme natural environments such as thunderstorms, it is particularly important to implement intelligent monitoring of equipment. Wireless sensor network products can remotely monitor the grid equipment, understand the working status of the equipment, and transmit the data to the control center for unified management of the equipment. At the same time, real-time monitoring also improves maintenance efficiency. With the advancement of the smart grid program, the need for intelligent monitoring of grid equipment has created a huge market for wireless sensor network products.

3. Digital oil field
The continuous expansion of economic development and social demand has accelerated the rapid increase in the number of oil wells, and the overall scope of oilfield development has also expanded. Therefore, the intelligentization of oilfield production, management and operation has become a development trend, and digital oilfields have emerged.

In the digitization process of the oil field, the wireless sensor network product can realize real-time monitoring of the oil well environment and the wellhead equipment, and transmit important information such as equipment status and environmental parameters of the work site to the control center, and issue an alarm and arrange dispatch immediately when necessary. With the in-depth promotion and extensive demonstration of wireless sensor network products in the oilfield, the number of digital oilfields will gradually increase, and the market demand for wireless sensor network products will show a rapid growth trend.

4. Smart industry
China's industrial manufacturing industry is facing the opportunity of a new round of industrial revolution. The demand for manufacturing enterprises to use the Internet of Things technology to transform and upgrade is very urgent. Information technology companies are also actively using the Internet of Things technology to rapidly penetrate into the industrial field. The introduction of Industry 4.0 with intelligence as the core is in line with the trend of integration of IoT technology into the industrial field, and the future market development potential is huge. One of the cores of intelligent manufacturing is the intelligent monitoring of industrial processes.

Applying wireless sensor network technology to intelligent monitoring will help optimize the process of industrial production process, and at the same time improve the ability and level of production line process detection, real-time parameter acquisition, production equipment monitoring, material consumption monitoring, and make the production process intelligent. Monitoring, intelligent control, intelligent diagnosis, intelligent decision-making, and intelligent maintenance are constantly improving. With the rapid development of the Internet of Things and the further advancement of Industry 4.0, the intelligent process-oriented industrial process control will be rapidly developed, which will drive the market demand for industrial process monitoring system solutions based on wireless sensor network technology.

The main reason for the rapid growth of industrial wireless sensor network products is that with the maturity of the entire IoT ecosystem, the Industrial Internet of Things has begun to develop slowly by the government. The number of industrial sensing terminals in China has maintained a rapid growth trend. In 2014, the number of industrial sensing terminals in China was about 700 million. It is expected that with the implementation of China Manufacturing 2025, by 2020, China's industrial sensing terminals will exceed 2 billion. .

At the same time, the development of wireless communication, power consumption, extreme miniaturization (one of the driving forces is MEMS sensors) and embedded computing has also led to the rise of wireless sensor networks for demanding industrial environments. Industrial wireless sensor network products will continue to grow rapidly to 2019 with the development of “Made in China 2025” and the upgrading of IT equipment, and has maintained an upward trend.

Sensors in the industrial Internet are not only hardware, but also the creators of data and the creators of services.