June 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Wireless in process manufacturing to grow at 32%/yr to 2012

The market for wireless devices and equipment in process manufacturing will grow to over $1.1 billion in 2012. This is a 32%/yr growth rate, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study (www.arcweb.co..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The market for wireless devices and equipment in process manufacturing will grow to over $1.1 billion in 2012. This is a 32%/yr growth rate, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study (www.arcweb.com). The market will also change its character over the next five years, as new standardized wireless sensing products and hardened wireless local area networks (LANs) penetrate the process market. Deployment of wireless in continuous process manufacturing industries (e.g., chemicals, oil and gas, refining, electric power, mining and metals) has lagged other manufacturing industries, such as automotive and aerospace, because process plants are often larger and located mainly outdoors. Also, the

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