Due to the FieldConnex Advanced Diagnostic Manager, Experion APLD now includes a comprehensive expert system. The physical fieldbus layer is continuously diagnosed by comparing actual values against those set during commissioning. As soon as any potentially critical situation is detected, the system not only issues a warning. It also provides actionable incident-related information based upon past experience.
Due to the combination of measured values, configuration data and experience-based information, the field technician already knows what needs to be done before arriving on site. Time needed for troubleshooting is reduced to an absolute minimum. Plant shutdowns are avoided to a great extent.