Real-time events generated by a Distributed Control System (DCS) and / or Data Historians such the OSIsoft PI System®, Wonderware Historian and Aspen InfoPlus.21 (IP.21) must be recorded and monitored carefully. As a result, Operations Managers are under ever-growing pressure to maintain control on the manual and automated aspects of their business and report event and KPI details to various stakeholders. Potentially dangerous real-time events consistently occur across industrial plants and personnel require a tool to record and manage them.
Rich data from real-time systems adds value to Shift Handovers and other human procedures such as start-ups and visual inspections. Not integrating this real-time data into human processes can seriously impact site efficiency, production and safety. Making informed strategic decisions requires reliable and validated data from a huge number of sources presented in a way that can be understood by all levels of the process. Therefore, automated and manual data collection is crucial and must be interlinked to maintain compliance and ensure the safety of workers and the public.
To remedy these pains, companies across the world utilize j5 Event Manager, ensuring that real-time events are properly recorded, and the correct human workflows are put in place. For example, if a plant boiler goes above a recommended temperature, the j5 Event Manager can record this in the j5 Operations Logbook. Therefore, the j5 Event Manager allows workers to react to site events effectively and ensures all high-risk events and trends are recorded thoroughly.