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Emerson announces new connections for asset performance platform

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Emerson has announced that its asset performance platform, Plantweb Optics, part of the company’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, will assist organisations through transitions to more efficient and reliable operation. The digital platform will turn plant health data and asset performance analytics into a lever for improved operational performance.

The latest developments add connectivity to computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS), which will create, prioritise, execute, and track actions. A native historian is also included for deeper analysis and additional connectivity to plant floor data sources.

Emerson believes that efficient responses to urgent plant issues demand effective predictive maintenance strategies. Through the integration of IBM Maximo and SAP CMMSs, Plantweb Optics has become a single platform, through which personnel can see operational issues and collaborate on a solution, as well as managing maintenance response, parts ordering, scheduling, and work order execution. This enables a fully automated workflow loop, creating reliability from the prediction of problems to the execution of prescribed, preventative tasks that will avert failure.

Operators and reliability teams are able to validate maintenance and operational response through the native historian, based on past asset behaviour. This also allows for assessment of the future performance of the asset. Coupled with automated workflows to CMMSs, personnel will be able to more efficiently respond to issues with reliability, which problems could otherwise affect production. The new system ensures that critical issues do not go unresolved.

Plantweb Optics has also added access to another component of the Plantweb digital ecosystem - Plantweb Insight applications - thus expanding the supported asset classes. Edge analytics for steam traps, pumps, and heat exchangers are channeled to the operations team, enabling them to determine effective strategies for each of these essential assets.

“Connection between operations and enterprise systems is a requirement to digitally transform your operation,” said Peter Zornio, Chief Technology Officer at Emerson Automation Solutions. “By providing better workflows between systems and leveraging performance analysis, organisations can move away from often unsafe and inefficient run-to-failure reliability approaches to strategies based on insight and analytics.”

Through this new release, Plantweb Optics has expanded its view of asset health, connecting more applications to one centralised location and enabling better insight into asset and plant health. With the asset performance platform, customers are able to improve reliability and promote operational certainty. Emerson’s programmatic approach is aimed at aiding customers in defining and implementing pragmatic strategies to improve performance.

Emerson is a US-based global technology and engineering company, providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

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