“We will explore the mysteries of science and harness the power of technology and innovation. We will realize the opportunities of the digital world. Our youth will learn more from – and with – each other.”
– Narendra Modi
The world is updating constantly! So it is necessary to minimize the traditional inspection methods for detecting anomalies and go with digital inspection methods.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”
With companies spending billions of dollars on asset inspection and monitoring, still there is a probability of human error. This may cause critical damage to assets in the long run and health hazards to the workforce and users. There is a need to overcome these challenges in current inspection processes. For example, an effective application of technology is essential.
Here’s what I wish everyone knew about Digital Capabilities.
Digital technologies are bringing major changes to the testing, inspection, and certification industry. Here I’ll share the methods as follows,
Smart sensors – A big part of the Internet isn’t so much about smart devices, but about sensors. These tiny innovations can be attached to everything from yogurt cups to the cement in bridges and then record and send data back into the cloud. This will allow businesses to collect more and more specific feedback on how products or equipment are used, when they break, and even what users might want in the future.
Here i’m going to explain about six common smart sensors and how they’re shaping the future of industry around the world.
Pressure Sensors – Pressure sensors monitor pipelines and determine when an area is leaking or otherwise in need of repair. They may also be used in a variety of vehicles like planes and cars to monitor altitude, force, or other metrics.
Level Sensors – Level sensors are used to measure tank levels, diesel fuel gauging, waste management and recycling metrics, and irrigation.
Aquatic Sensors – Aquatic sensors can monitor water treatment and rainwater quality. They are also responsible in keeping the flora and fauna of the aquarium healthy.
Infrared Sensors – Infrared sensors can measure and track blood flow during certain medical procedures, monitor heat leaks in buildings and structures. These sensors are also used in wearable electronics for health and fitness, medical technology, and fashion industries.
Temperature Sensors – Temperature sensors can monitor and measure the temperature of a machine in an industrial setting and alert an operator or emergency shut-off system if the machine overheats.
Proximity Sensors – Proximity sensors used to detect the location and motion. Large venues like airports, malls, and stadiums can utilize proximity sensors in parking garages to monitor availability.
Cloud and Cybersecurity – Many things have become possible with cloud connectivity, including instant data sharing, report issuing, and automated certification. The growing number of enormous Cyberattacks and the data privacy issues will likely lead to increased regulation with greater demand for its services.
Big Data and Analytics – Big data analytics is the process of extracting useful information by analyzing different types of big data sets. Big data analytics are used to discover hidden patterns, market trends and consumer preferences, for the benefit of organizational decision-making. As the quantity and types of data available for tested and inspected objects grow, the need for data management and analysis also grows. It includes predictive maintenance and data-based services in new areas.
Connected devices are of various classifications,
1. Internet – Extending the computer network and communications to everyday objects.
2. Web – It approaches software architectural styles and programming patterns that allow real-world objects to be part of the World Wide Web.
3. Smart device – It is an electronic device connected to other devices or networks via different wireless protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G, etc.
4. Home automation devices – The residential extension of building automation and involves the control and automation of lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, appliances and security.
5. Mobile device – It is a small computing device, typically small enough to be hand held.
6. Wearable computers – A wearable computer is a digital device that is either strapped to or carried on a user’s body.
Block chain technology is a relatively new concept and rapidly growing piece of foundational technology like the internet and cloud computing. A Block chain is a chain of chronological blocks. A block is an aggregated set of data that is collected and processed to fit inside it through the process of mining.
Automated testing consists of an automation tool which mainly runs test case suite, predefined actions on a software application, enter test data into the system, allows reporting outcomes, comparative analysis of results and generate detailed test reports. The role of automation testing is essential when the objective is to achieve continuous delivery and full agility, unlike manual testing. A powerful automation testing tool for test automation supports well in implementing new features, change requests, bug fixes which easily lead to shorter turnaround times and increased customer satisfaction.
The growing use of VR and AR devices to help people in various activities in real time will likely open up a significant opportunity in product testing. Testing hardware, software and applications in this space is a challenge that requires innovate thinking, creative solutions and a strong combination of technical skills. Innovative approaches to manual and test automation are a critical need for firms that are attempting to deliver business and consumer products, service and content in this space.
How long can Digital Capabilities go?
We estimate that over the next decade, the digital technologies just described will concern approximately 40% to 60% of the current Testing, Inspection and Certification market. These digital technology trends will additionally provide access to more data, which will allow TIC companies to create new value-adding services.