Real-time, condition-based asset performance management (APM)
The fourth-generation HMI/SCADA also bridges the gap between operations and maintenance—finally achieving real-time, condition-based asset performance management (APM).
When an out-of-spec event takes place in the SCADA, you can trigger a work process to interface with the CMMS system, secure a work order number, send specific instructions including GIS location information to an operator, and facilitate the corrective action to remediate a problem.
Then, you can close out the work order with the CMMS, whether plant or GIS centric, and record the actions taken for historical records.
You can reduce the need for operators making scheduled rounds and device readings—and automate the process of moving from condition detected to creating work requests and the right corrective action. That means less downtime, maintenance, risk—and lower costs.