Integration Fuels Plant SMARTS

Aponte, Phil; Richards, Greg
January 2006
InTech;Jan2006, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p32
The article deals with the application by manufacturers of intelligent solutions in order to increase industrial efficiency. Modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) or process visualization systems offer all the requirements a company needs to implement intelligent solutions on a flexible and economic basis. Modern SCADA systems represent an ideal platform for incorporating plant intelligence into the production process. Plant intelligence does not essentially mean a closed, automated control circuit. The challenge is to monitor the availability and utilization rate of production on a concise, effective, and consistent basis in order to help business enterprises make well-grounded decisions. SCADA systems are considered to be a cost-effective way to do it.


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