Using the FieldConnex® Advanced Diagnostic Manager, the control system 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 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.
The ADM Integration Package – ABB includes all required software. After the configuration of the DCS is complete, the project builder reads all configuration and segment tagging, and writes back configuration information for Advanced Diagnostics. With a few simple mouse clicks the setup is complete.