Emerson integrates logbook functionality with distributed control system to improve operator efficiency

Operators can create log entries, manage tasks, and collaborate directly from a DeltaV™ operator station

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 20, 2015) — Emerson Process Management’s Logbooks, an electronic database of operator log entries, can now be embedded in the DeltaV distributed control system interface to improve task management and enable more effective shift handovers with real-time visibility to active entries. Users can access Logbooks directly from their DeltaV workstations to view shift-based dashboards that highlight relevant log entries for the operations team.

Task management with Logbooks helps operators respond more quickly to high priority tasks. With event monitoring, logbook entries are automatically created from DeltaV events. These entries can then trigger additional tasks in the system or flag issues to raise attention. The shift dashboard displays task status and existing flags to ensure necessary work is not missed.
Operators can easily identify their priority tasks with Logbooks with a customized dashboard for each user. Relevant log entries and assigned tasks are displayed and responsibilities are clearly defined for the operator. Communication between operators and managers is streamlined and operators can more effectively plan and prioritize work. The task-based actions make work planning, comment capture, and report generation easy.
“Emerson is committed to making the daily life of plant operators easier,” said Claudio Fayad, director DeltaV platform management, Emerson Process Management. “By integrating electronic logbooks in the control system and automating creation of log entries, we can help operators not only gain a knowledge base of events, but also improve event response”
About Emerson Process Management
 
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Bettis™, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, Ovation™ and AMS Suite.
About EmersonEmerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

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