Mobile App for Processing Plants Improves Data Access

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New alert customization and expanded Open Platform Communication support in Emerson’s DeltaV Mobile app improve notification and third-party system monitoring.

Emerson has enhanced its DeltaV Mobile app to ensure plant personnel have faster access to process information and to help organizations tailor the notifications personnel receive. The app provides read-only access to a plant’s distributed control system and operation data. With improved customization and access to third-party systems, users will be able to more quickly respond to important process information and changes, including held batches, production bottlenecks, and potential safety issues.

Custom notifications provide personnel across the organization with fast access to essential information, including batch status, safety instrumented systems bypasses, key performance indicators, or any other process parameter they want to monitor. These notifications are customized to individuals, ensuring personnel such as process engineers and supervisors are notified on-demand of information relevant to their job, but do not create additional control system nuisance alarms or notifications that add unnecessary distractions for control room operators and other personnel.

DeltaV Mobile also enables teams to customize how they handle notification escalation and response. Notification escalation paths now include user-specific time delays, reminders, and limits for each stakeholder in the organization. Users can claim ownership of notifications to clearly communicate to plant personnel who is investigating the problem and sparing others, particularly supervisory personnel, from the distraction of notifications for problems that are already being investigated.

New Open Platform Communication (OPC) browsing makes it easier to create watch lists and custom alerts from any OPC Classic data source, including from historians such as the OSIsoft PI System, third-party control systems, and programmable logic controllers. A new bulk editing tool allows users to bulk-create lists (with or without notification preferences) in spreadsheet applications, making it easier to create personalized watch lists and alarm lists.

Source: Emerson