Most plant owners/operators process vast amounts of data to help manage their operations and meet safety requirements. Industry research shows, however, that most are unable to meet all of their safety management needs (e.g., testing, adequate process hazard analysis (PHA), safeguards, etc). These companies operating in high hazard industries should be able to answer the following 3 questions:
1. Do you understand what can go wrong?
2. Do you know what systems are in place to prevent it from occurring?
3. Do you have information to assure yourself that these systems are working?
Answering these 3 questions not only reduces operating safety risk, but also enables increased operating uptime and supports the identification of opportunities to reduce the maintenance burden.
Customer and industry need
Meeting the safety challenge and answering these three questions requires organizing and analyzing vast amounts of data from traditionally siloed systems and relating this data to original design assumptions. This often requires significant manual effort, which is difficult and is prone to inaccuracies as well as inconsistent and incomplete records, all of which can lead to poor management decisions.
ABB Ability™ solutions
ABB Ability solutions for Oil, Gas & Chemicals provide a digital platform that collects engineering data from low-cost sensors across all phases of work and traditional siloes, and then aggregates and analyzes the information to support near real-time decision-making. This scalable solution enables the operation and maintenance teams to plan for and take corrective action toward maintaining the health of the safety barriers.
ABB and ABB Ability portfolio highlights:
→ Intelligent infrastructure
→ System 800xA High Integrity
→ Safety Instrumentation
→ Digital switchgear
→ Protective relays
→ ABB History
→ Barrier Status Panel
→ Safety consulting services
ABB Ability™ solutions for Oil, Gas & Chemicals improve the transparency of current operating risk, thus keeping facilities safe, reducing demands on safety systems and improving production uptime by maintaining the focus on early barriers.