DMC’s client was managing crude oil delivery with a ControlLogix PLC and FactoryTalk View SE. The system gave them control of their entire facility, but they did not have historical records of the facility’s operating status. Their only record-keeping was done manually by operators recording a subset of data a few times every hour.
DMC installed FactoryTalk Historian SE on a separate server to allow for all of their relevant data to be recorded and stored for future access. DMC added trending screens to the FactoryTalk View application so that the data could be easily viewed.
FactoryTalk VantagePoint has an Excel tool that DMC used to import Historian data into an Excel template sheet that has the same format as the client’s batch reports. DMC set up VantagePoint to create the report once a day and e-mail a notification to the supervisors with the Excel report attached. The client can trust the accuracy of the data in the new report more than the previous manual entry because the data is coming straight from the Historian.
DMC provides engineering solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry.