International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technologies
Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) for industrial automation and applications are becoming more prevalent. Mature industries such as oil and gas refineries, waste water treatment and delivery, electrical generation, natural gas distribution have migrated from wired to wireless sensor networks over the past decades. This is because of the advantage of the cost benefit and infrastructure advancements. There are number of challenges in migrating from a wired to a WSN. The main aim of this paper is to discuss the challenges in implementing Industrial WSN (IWSN) and the basic design criteria to be considered when implementing IWSN.