Case Studies

FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition (SE)

Automated Oil Facility Data Collection with FactoryTalk Historian SE and VantagePoint

Posted in HMI and SCADA, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas Engineering


DMC successfully installed and commissioned FactoryTalk Historian SE (Site Edition) and FactoryTalk VantagePoint at a crude oil facility that needed months of data collected. This upgrade also replaced the facility’s manual report entry with an automated system that could e-mail the reports to the supervisors.


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.

Customer Benefits

  • Historical logging of important data
  • More efficient batch report creation
  • Better access to batch reports


  • FactoryTalk View Studio SE (Network Distributed)
  • FactoryTalk Historian SE
  • FactoryTalk VantagePoint
  • Studio 5000