Safety platform providing real-time analysis for hazardous events

Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Process Safety Advisor is an Industrial Internet of Things- (IIoT) enables customers to visualize and analyze real-time hazardous events and risks.

By Schneider Electric February 4, 2019

Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Process Safety Advisor is an Industrial Internet of Things- (IIoT) based digital process safety platform and service that enables customers to visualize and analyze real-time hazardous events and risks to their enterprise-wide assets, operations and business performance.

Safety Advisor is designed for tracking and validating safety instrumented function (SIF) performance over the life of a plant. It provides a single view into the health and status of the user’s safety instrumented functions, which helps to identify potential risks and their impact on operations performance.

Using a secure, cloud-based infrastructure helps aggregates real-time data, analytics, and insights from multiple sites and geographies into a single user interface so customers can create an accurate, enterprise-wide risk profile in real time. It also identifies the need to take corrective action via easy-to-understand performance dashboards and leading indicators for safety health and then documents the entire process using an embedded SIF audit trail that supports safety compliance.

A unique safety solution driving better business and operating decisions

Safety solutions should consolidate and contextualizes past, present, and future operating risks and performance data for the entire enterprise across multiple sites and geographies. The visual clues, statistics, and analysis of past and present performance improve decision making and help owners, managers and operators mitigate risks before they become a serious safety incident.

First, it collects, digitizes and analyzes local data from existing safety systems, process control systems and other layers of protection and accurately monitors gaps between their design and actual performance. It then provides contextual insight into past, present and future operating risks on real-time operating conditions.

From there, Safety Advisor aggregates data from every site into a secure cloud platform with a single searchable interface that also provides a dynamic view into enterprise-wide operating risks. Users can then drill down to visualize risks related to individual sites, process units, hazards, and safety device integrity.

“ARC research shows that operating profitably and safely requires personnel to understand their past, present and future risks,” said Mark Sen Gupta, director of research, ARC Advisory Group. “Having an automated system that provides that critical insight ensures every member of the organization—from corporate and business managers all the way down to a site maintenance technician—can make fully informed decisions about how to best operate their assets safely. Having immediate access to this information, in near real time and via a single cloud-based user interface, provides a necessary single source of truth.”

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– Edited from a Schneider Electric press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering process safety stories.