CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY OF BOILERS IN THE CONTEXT OF INDUSTRY 4.0
Keywords:Boiler operation, Industry 4.0, Sustainability, Challenges, Opportunities, SWARA method
This research aims to explore the challenges and opportunities for achieving operational sustainability of boilers in the context of Industry 4.0, using the Stepwise Weight Assessment Ratio Analysis (SWARA) method. The integration of Industry 4.0 technologies has the potential to revolutionize the way boilers are operated, offering benefits such as improved energy efficiency, reduced emissions, and enhanced safety. However, effective implementation of these technologies requires addressing the associated challenges and opportunities. This study ranks the challenges and opportunities based on expert feedback using the SWARA method, highlighting the most pressing issues and areas for improvement. By the feedback from 15 industrial and academic experts, the results suggest that 'workforce transformation' and 'data management and integration' are the leading challenges, while 'improved energy efficiency' and 'enhanced safety' are the most significant opportunities for achieving operational sustainability of boilers in the context of Industry 4.0. This research can inform and guide the development of policies, strategies, and solutions aimed at improving the sustainability of boilers in a rapidly changing technological landscape, and assist industrial managers in finding strategic management for sustainable boiler operation.
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