As all components in an automation system—sensors, analyzers, final control elements, control/safety/asset management/monitoring systems—become smarter, the amount of data they all generate continues to grow. Turning this data into usable and actionable information is the work of analytics software. And, for process manufacturers and producers, operational analytics software is the type of analytics used to help run safer, more reliable and more sustainable operations.
Recently, the Plantweb Optics Analytics software won the IoT Analytics Platform of Year category at the 2021 IoT Breakthrough Awards.
Plantweb Optics Analytics focuses on the greatest source of value for industrial manufacturers–the production itself. With embedded domain knowledge, this software platform can impact and improve performance at all levels across an enterprise, from simple equipment to complex assets, process units and entire production plants.
Emerson’s operational analytics portfolio includes machine learning, predictive modeling and artificial intelligence that can be used to identify new discoveries and deepen insight to impact business performance. These tools provide perspective previously unattainable with traditional analytics. Principles-driven analytics tackles known problems with known solutions, with technologies that can predict or prevent more than 80% of known asset failure modes.
A comprehensive operational analytics portfolio includes:
- Combining the capabilities to include artificial intelligence and machine learning, Emerson distributed control system and digital twins. Along with having a view of the process in the digital twin, the software can provide automated root cause analysis on any process issues or deviations, including recommended actions.
- Plantweb Insight, which helps decision makers monitor and interpret asset health via predictive intelligence. This industrial analytics solution provides quick visibility into critical assets and is powered by machine learning-based asset models and data-driven analytics.
- Plantweb Optics, which connects technicians, engineers and plant management and enables management and delivery of vital information on asset health to key team members. Plantweb Optics integrates augmented reality (AR) technology, which adds an innovative approach to data and analytics contextualization.
- DeltaV Mobile, which allows users see real-time process data and historical trends and get alarm notifications on their smart phones. The tool enables managers and engineers to share critical information on the go.
When effectively applied, operational analytics can improve key performance areas such as reliability, safety, production optimization and energy management–helping enhance the biggest operational performance levers.
Visit the Plantweb Optics Analytics section on Emerson.com for more on ways to drive improved operational performance. You can also connect and interact with other Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital transformation experts in the IIoT & Digital Transformation group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.