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12-Apr-15 What is DCS? Integrates the PLCs and process controllers of a process line. Enables you to manage the process as a complete system. DCS lets you see the “ big picture ”. Improve the overall efficiency and quality of your plant. In a process industry, DCS is a for plant activity.
12-Apr-15 What is DCS? Instantaneous controlling and monitoring of plant is dominant function for DCS at the control room. Up to some extent, DCS is performing reporting & analysis job for plant.
12-Apr-15 Challenges of legacy DCS? Sharing information from DCS - missing
12-Apr-15 What challenges does legacy DCS have? Proprietary communication Bus. No access to data without software and /or hardware from the DCS manufacturer. Data Output from DCS is printed on paper. Analysis of the data becomes cumbersome and many a times impossible task. Plant information cannot be made available on-line to top executives. Maintenance of the proprietary spares/peripherals. Spares from the suppliers are exorbitantly costly.
12-Apr-15 What challenges does legacy DCS have? Alarms are printed continuously, leading to wastage of stationary. Graphic page and the trend page print from the DCS is costly. Configuration of various reports with calculations and various layouts is a time consuming – manual. Lack of MIS. Delay in decision making process. Operational effectiveness – room for improvement.
12-Apr-15 What is the way to ease challenges? Indus’way!
12-Apr-15 What are the key benefits? Structured information Proposed Un-structured information As - is
12-Apr-15 What is the way to ease challenges? Structure it.
12-Apr-15 What are ePlant objectives? Fetch the data from proprietary DCS system and store on commercial PC thru RS232 port. Make the process data on-line for better monitoring of the plant at various levels of management. Store the required data in database format for in- depth analysis of the plant performance. Data is analyzed. Information is shared thru LAN / Web. No extra hardware required.
12-Apr-15 What are the key benefits? Proposed solution
12-Apr-15 What are the key benefits? One shot view of the plant on any PC on LAN. Database of plant parameters can be established for any analysis. Instant POP-UP for any critical alarm to the concern authority. Important graphics can be configured for various users. Multi trends for data comparisons.
12-Apr-15 What are the key benefits? Reports of Raw material, utilities, power and finished goods, for specific consumption analysis Efficiency calculations of Heat exchangers, reactors, distillation columns etc can be configured into Excel sheet from the data captured in structured form.
12-Apr-15 What are the subsequent benefits? Freedom from proprietary piracy Analyzed tag data can shared beyond the DCS Complements your efforts on information flow Sharing of DCS info on LAN / Web Information sharing at minimal cost Produce & publish trend analysis thru eOffice (Indus tool) Produce and publish the alerts to the designated Graphical analysis of plant information Operational effectiveness – leapfrog
12-Apr-15 What will make it work? Dedicated p4 and above PC. Connectivity to DCS through RS232 port.
12-Apr-15 What is its credibility? Bayer ABS, Gujrat – Tata Honeywell DCS Birla Cellulosic, Gujrat – Tata Honeywell DCS Godrej industries, Gujrat – Tata Honeywell DCS Exit