“Thanks to video integration, we are able to monitor and control vital processes and integrate images with process graphics on the operator monitors”, emphasizes Stein Holse.
“In one of our methanol production processes, the temperature reaches 2000 degrees. To monitor this particular processes, we have integrated IR cameras into System 800xA so that we can track it via IR imaging, as well as logging and controlling its temperature.”
When Live Video is integrated with System 800xA, the system’s unique Aspect Object architecture makes the video function context centric. This means that operators can click on an object, i.e. any device they choose, select ‘Video’ and view a video image of that object in the correct place on their display.
They don’t need to know where the object is in the plant, or where the video cameras are. They don’t even have to know which camera videos which device. The savings in time are obvious, especially in critical situations when operators quickly need a visual overview in order to take fast actions.