Refining the process to connect, collect, analyze, and act on plant data for immediate ROI gains

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is bringing the refinery of the future within reach, today.

By infusing our proven M2M wireless radios with new edge computing power, FreeWaves offers petrochemical plants a practical, rapidly implemented solution move from reactive to proactive refinery management for transformative gains.

Make Your Plant Operations More Intelligent by Moving Compute Power to the Edge

Petrochemical operators that embrace IIoT have the opportunity to significantly improve production yield while lowering costs, equipment failures, and most importantly, risks to worker safety. FreeWave’s IQ-infused ruggedized connectivity and edge computing platform helps plants capitalize on IIoT gains, fast.

Made to operate safely in hazardous locations, our C1D2-certified products provide robust M2M wireless as well as a hardened home to run edge applications. By moving data processing to the edge, you can free up bandwidth within your existing network to access more data than ever before – gaining the real-time, actionable insights needed to make a true step change in operational efficiency and production output.


Enabling Technologies

Rugged Wireless Radios
Embedded to Enclosed


Edge Computing
For Smart Plant Applications

Edge Sensing
For Real-time Remote Monitoring

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What’s Enabled

With FreeWave’s ruggedized and secure connectivity and edge computing innovations, petrochemical plants can quickly implement efficiency- and safety-driving applications such as:

remote monitoring

Remote Asset Monitoring &
Automated Worker Safety

Automate monitoring processes across the refinery to mitigate human error, reduce worker exposure to hazardous situations, and lower recordables and process incidents by as much as 3x.

unmanned operations

Chemical Management

Proactively monitor performance of chemical injection mixtures and drive up to 10% savings per year in chemical supply costs.

storage monitoring

Real-Time Production Optimization

Improve utilization rates by up to 10% by taking immediate corrective actions based on real-time process and facility condition monitoring.

video surveillance


Lower emissions by as much as 30% by optimizing energy usage with smart process monitoring and automation.

predictive maintenance

Predictive Maintenance

Proactively automate maintenance scheduling and reduce downtime by up to 14% by reducing equipment failures, leaks, and unaddressed operational issues.

augmented reality training

Augmented Reality

Train operators in a simulated environment that mimics plant conditions, reducing maintenance costs by as much as 20% while improving worker compliance to correct and safe operational practices.

optimize exploration activities

Accuflow Optimizes Petroleum & Natural Gas Exploration Activities with ZumIQ™ Edge Computer

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remote tank monitoring

Factory Drives 25% Throughput Improvement with IQ™ Application Environment

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It’s all possible with FreeWave.

FreeWave’s integrated edge connectivity and computing platform makes it easy to add a ‘smart layer’ to your existing infrastucture, infusing new IIoT capabilities without the need to rip and replace what you already have.


Low-power, operating in broad temperature range


Include inherently cybersecure FHSS technology and multiple encryption options


Class I, Division 2 certified for hazardous locations

Edge Intelligent

Our IQ-infused products move processing to where remote operations take place, and bring those insights to you in real time


Industrial IoT Edge Platform


Industrial IoT Edge Platform

See how FreeWave's IQ-infused Zum family of products combine wireless connectivity and edge computing capabilities to bring your Intelligent Edge within reach.

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Commercial & Enterprise Applications at a Glance

Application Note

Commercial & Enterprise Applications at a Glance

Explore the many applications of FreeWave products in Oil & Gas, Utilities, Precision Agriculture, and much more.

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Network Upgrade: Texas Oilfield

Case Study

Network Upgrade: Texas Oilfield

FreeWave facilitates this oilfield’s seamless transition from legacy radios to a rugged, high-speed radio network.

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Are you an OEM?

We make it easy to integrate our robust RF innovations with your plant equipment.

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From the FreeWave Blog

June 6, 2017

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