Technical processes under control
Technical processes in power plants, waste incinerators, chemical plants and industry produce a huge amount of data. Complex processes generate these data in different formats and scales. The various manufacturers of facility equipment and system components comply with different standards for data formats and transmission paths. Therefore, in existing systems often different bus systems and formats are used, which are no longer supported by many software vendors today.
Only complete transparency is real transparency
For someone who doesn’t bring all process data together in one system, it is difficult to see the big picture. Optimizations based on isolated applications tend to local optima rather than to the best parameters for the entire system. Therefore, for the process data management one needs to have a partner who is ready and able to integrate exotic data formats, too.
Formatted data help optimize
A large amount of data solely does not provide a basis for decisions. The data processing is mainly responsible for recognizing optimization potential and relationships. It needs to fulfil its mission as well as the individual requirements of the users. And it should be possible to spontaneously and easily adapt it in order to be able to look at a situation from different angles.
For someone who doesn’t know where he comes from it is difficult to find the right way
Current data are important to diagnose operating conditions. However, improvement potential can often be found in the analyses of the past periods. Relationships can be better recognized if it is possible to easily and quickly compare the development of different measured values and parameters over a long period of time.
Transparency at various levels
More than 1.000 measured values at a glance? There it's difficult to keep track. Therefore a process data management system must combine process data and offset against each other – in predefined views as well as in perspectives compiled on an ad hoc basis.
A central cockpit on each computer
Anyone looking for starting points for optimization, needs an appropriate working environment. The required distance often cannot be found in the control room of a large system. Therefore, a process data management system must be available at the workplace – and, if required, provide the possibility to control processes actively.
From technical process data to commercial data
With all these benefits a process data management must not be a “dead end”. An optimally integrated process data management system contains the essential information for the commercial accounting and management. That’s why interfaces to ERP systems such as SAP R/3 are today as important as to common Office applications.
Process data management is a matter of trust
Anyone who analyzes and controls critical processes must be able to rely on its process data management system – without any doubts. Therefore it is reassuring to know that our solution INDAS is used since the early 80s and is up to now installed in more than 400 (partly highly complex) plants.
Find out more about our Process Data Management System INDAS.