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ALERT System Assists Air Liquide's SCADA System FabView

For many industrial operations involving the distribution of gas in, say, a manufacturing plant, there are numerous risks involved such as leaks. Like most operations of its type, such facilities can ill afford much downtime.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • WIN-911
    WIN-911 is the world’s largest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company dedicated to adding mobility to automation systems used in public infrastructure, manufacturing, oil & gas, building management, and other industries. WIN-911 is used in over 10,000 facilities, in seventy countries.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Chemicals
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Quality Assurance
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Structural Health Monitoring
    Structural health monitoring solutions ensure the safety and soundness of engineering structures such as a buildings and bridges. Structural health monitoring uses an assortment of sensors to collect and analyze data pertaining to any damage or deterioration that a structure may receive over the course of its life. The data that structural health monitoring systems acquire can help its users avoid structural failures and changes to the material and/or geometric properties of a structural system, including changes to the boundary conditions and system connectivity, which adversely affect the system's performance. The structural health monitoring process involves the observation of a system over time using periodically sampled response measurements from an array of sensors (often inertial accelerometers), the extraction of damage-sensitive features from these measurements, and the statistical analysis of these features to determine the current state of system health. For long term solutions, the output of this process is periodically updated information regarding the ability of the structure to perform its intended function in light of the inevitable aging and degradation resulting from operational environments. After extreme events, such as earthquakes or blast loading, health monitoring is used for rapid condition screening and aims to provide, in near real time, reliable information regarding the integrity of the structure.
  • CUSTOMER
  • Air Liquide (Second largest global supplier of industrial gasses.)
  • SOLUTION
  • The ALERT system which is a key element of Air Liquide's FabView SCADA system, is specifically designed to monitor and detect potential threats to the facility. In the event that some form of a hazard such as a leak in a pipeline is detected, ALERT evaluates how severe the leak is and transfers the data back to the central site or home office.

    Once the information is back in the main office, the SCADA alert system then transcribes the data into understandable messages to which employees can respond appropriately.
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  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    There are over 6,000 unique alerts that employees may have to respond to. With so many different variables that might go wrong, the ALERT system saves countless hours of investigation by allowing employees to know exactly what is wrong when they pick up the phone.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Issue Response]
    Ultimately, the ALERT system facilitates quick response and mitigation to on-site incidents.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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