Emerson connects asset alerts with SAP, MAXIMO solutions

Emerson Process Management says its AMS Suite Work Notification capability leverages the predictive intelligence in plant assets to prioritize alerts.
By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff November 12, 2007

Emerson Process Management says its AMS Suite Work Notification capability leverages the predictive intelligence in plant assets to prioritize alerts, and automatically generate work orders to enterprise asset management (EAM) systems such as SAP and MAXIMO for instruments and valves, and mechanical and process equipment.
AMS Suite is Emerson’s family of best-in-class predictive diagnostic software applications.
The Work Notification capability is part of Emerson’s Web-based AMS Suite, Asset Portal 3.0. A rules and policy engine in AMS Asset Portal determines which alerts should be routed to the EAM system for work notification. Automated work notification streamlines maintenance procedures and eliminates creation of work orders for critical assets. Once work is created, maintenance personnel can access troubleshooting information directly from the work order, which reduces repair time and allows personnel to focus more on their overall operation.
Emerson’s PlantWeb Services prioritize key assets so work is truly driven by the criticality of operation. PlantWeb Services engineers optimize a user’s AMS Suite applications, including prioritization of assets that will be monitored in AMS Asset Portal, to increase the overall effectiveness of a maintenance program.
”The ability to automate work processes based on asset priority with predictive diagnostics is a key contributor to increasing maintenance and operational efficiency,” says Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson Process Management’s Asset Optimization division. “Reducing the number of work orders that need to be manually created improves workforce productivity and advances operational excellence.”
Emerson’s Work Notification capability leverages the relationship between Emerson and Mtelligence, an industry leader in maintenance intelligence solutions, to connect AMS Suite to EAM/CMMS systems. The work notification capability uses the Open O&M (Operations and Maintenance) Initiative, based on MIMOSA standards, to ensure open connectivity for users. Together with Mtelligence, Emerson can connect the work-notification capability to standard interfaces.
AMS Asset Portal 3.0 also supports OPC connectivity to allow users to gather information from DeltaV systems, other AMS Suite applications, historians, distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, and other applications. Through OPC connectivity, users gain additional visibility to asset health information throughout the enterprise.