Prevent Abnormal Situations

Aug. 1, 2006
Version 8.4 of the vendor’s DeltaV system software includes enhancements to help users prevent abnormal situations.

DeltaV digital automation systems are a core component of the vendor’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture. With version 8.4, standard Hart device status information can now be used by predictive diagnostics that generate PlantWeb Alerts. The alerts and accompanying guidance help users take remedial actions that can head off abnormal situations in the plant. Conditional alarming has also been extended to Foundation Fieldbus devices in version 8.4, enabling the devices to deliver critical predictive alarms for immediate attention by operations staff to avoid unplanned downtime.