Just as an integral becomes more accurate as it increases its subintervals (the value of “n”), so can industrial processes through offering more data points. Traditionally, a technician might check gauges a few times a day, week, or month. However, if a gauge indicates that nothing is wrong, or it is within an acceptable range, the technician may not make a note of the gauge reading. Attaching a cost-effective sensor able to sample and record raw data multiple times per minute,
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