Industry 4.0

Dalkia helps Industry 4.0 pursue its transformation through innovative solutions to optimise the performance of facilities and the work of technicians.

What is Industry 4.0?

The industry of the future, aka Industry 4.0, will need to be more flexible and competitive, and less reliant on imported fossil fuels. Achieving these goals means unleashing the potential of new technology like the Internet of Things (IoT) to optimise manufacturing processes and energy consumption to make industry more efficient and intelligent.

Using digital solutions to drive operational excellence

Dalkia develops mobile applications that allow technicians to monitor and maintain facilities remotely, which optimises their work and improves safety while unlocking gains in terms of quality and agility. Data are provided by digital assistants and connected devices like sensors and smart thermostats, which enables a better understanding of facilities and continuous improvement in operations. Our modelling systems then use this information in conjunction with artificial intelligence to optimise the energy performance of facilities in real time.

Enhancing energy performance through Industry 4.0

Smart machine management solutions like the Dalkia Energy Savings Center (DESC) make industrial facilities more efficient and less energy intensive to optimise the entire industrial process.

We also use innovative, energy-saving systems like cogeneration and high-temperature heat pumps to make industry more self-sufficient and flexible.

Shaping a more responsible, self-sufficient industry with ties to the local community

Armed with the understanding that smart factories must also be decarbonised, Dalkia makes renewable and recovered energy sources a mainstay of the energy mix for industrial installations. Industrial processes give off “waste heat”, which is the heat left over from a process that is not used by that process (such as flue gas, steam, etc.). We recover this heat and recycle it based on the principle of the circular economy to meet industry’s own needs or for third-party use through systems such as heating networks.