A new white paper by ACM Facility Safety ‘Using Smart Field Devices to Improve Safety System Performance’ explains how safety monitoring software can use data from smart field devices to improve safety system performance and operation.
Smart field devices including sensors, instruments and valves installed as part of the safety systems at process plants can provide a host of useful information to the safety system. However, in the absence of a plan or the right analytical tools, the user can get overwhelmed by the flood of data from the smart field devices.
Safety monitoring software helps make sense of the information from smart field devices by turning the raw data into actionable information. The safety monitoring software supplies information to operators through easy-to-understand graphs, charts and diagrams that show overall safety system performance at a glance, while also allowing operators to analyse the details.
The white paper by ACM Facility Safety describes how to use safety monitoring software to distil raw data from smart field devices and other sources into actionable information that can improve the operation of the safety systems.