Emerson app captures plant conditions

Emerson Automation Solutions

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Emerson app captures plant conditions

Operations teams can easily report plant safety and performance issues with Emerson’s new application AMS Inspection Rounds for the AMS Trex Device Communicator.

Plants often rely on manual inspection rounds to detect abnormal plant conditions not identified by sensors, but the app allows operators on rounds to electronically record abnormal conditions immediately, such as unusual equipment noise, spills, smells, excessive corrosion or safety hazards.

Condition data can be captured in real time and timestamped for compliance and audit requirements. AMS Inspection Rounds automatically delivers this data to other plant systems to help inform business decisions.

The app has clear dashboards of routes, status, alerts and action items, meaning users can identify, schedule and coordinate steps for resolving issues quickly, as well as save time associated with transcribing paper notes.

It provides automated workflows to field operations and maintenance personnel to ensure consistent and repeatable collection of condition data, while also allowing them to access historical data to identify and eliminate root causes of recurring problems.

“Route-based inspections are a key line of defence for identifying abnormal and unsafe conditions that may reduce efficiency or put personnel in danger,” said Mani Janardhanan, Vice President of Product Management, Plantweb and Reliability Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions. “AMS Inspection Rounds helps ensure that issues impacting safety and reliability are detected, reported and resolved earlier.”

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