Plant & Works Engineering

Real-time diagnostics

Published:  27 October, 2007

InFusion Condition Manager version 2.2 collects and analyses real-time diagnostics from plant production assets, drives the appropriate actions, and now also shares that information with plant databases and HMIs.

Invensys' InFusion Condition Manager is a real-time asset condition management component for the company's InFusion enterprise control system (ECS) and other platforms. It collects real-time condition data from a broad range of plant data sources, analyses and contextualises the data, and then triggers and manages the appropriate operations, engineering, or maintenance actions.

The company says other vendors' condition monitoring solutions tend to focus on basic monitoring of field devices and/or rotating equipment.  In contrast, InFusion Condition Manager collects, aggregates, and analyses real-time data from the full array of plant production assets, including (but not limited to) sensors and actuators, pumps, motors, compressors, turbines, dryers, and heat exchangers; and even entire process units.

The InFusion Condition Manager interoperates with all Invensys and third-party applications supported through the InFusion application environment.  Thanks to recent version 2.2 enhancements, equipment condition and maintenance information can now also easily be displayed on plant process control and engineering HMI workstations.  This information was previously only available on Invensys' own Avantis.PRO enterprise asset management (EAM) system or other computerised maintenance management systems.

The InFusion Condition Manager can now also feed data to a variety of different plant Historian packages to allow the data and actions to be recollected and made available to other plant and enterprise systems. To more easily facilitate bulk deployment throughout industrial plants with a large number and diversity of production assets, the enhanced InFusion Condition Manager offers improved template capabilities.  These templates save time and drive best practices.

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