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Plant Intelligence

Engineering - Engineer at Geothermal Power StationThe flexibility required of Manufacturing and Process industries today demands fully integrated, unified information systems.  Making effective decisions and taking action, requires simple visibility into applications across the enterprise. 

The interoperability of IT systems and advanced process control systems (DCSs, PLCs SCADA, Historians, lab systems) is the backbone of the information system evolution.  An effective solution enables the use of large amounts of cleaned and relevant process data to improve plant performance without major capital expenditure.

A well designed architecture of these systems addresses the combined driving forces: financial for those with P&L responsibility and performance for operational personnel.  Reliable cleaned information needs to pass in both directions.  This requires intelligent interpretation of the data.

The technology required to deliver these solutions is cutting edge.  Motherwell's Plant Intelligence team has experience in installation and implementation of control, monitoring and information management systems.  Our services include initial needs analysis, consulting, procurement, configuration and training.

The Plant Intelligence team at Motherwell Automation consists of a group of experienced process engineers, solutions architects, electrical and systems engineers who are dedicated to facilitating and supporting initiatives for process and performance enhancement throughout your organisation.

With a wealth of experience across a broad range of process industries and a customer centric, results orientated approach, Motherwell Automation can assist you in achieving and maximising operational excellence within your organisation. 

From initial concept design and development through to commissioning and adoption of plant intelligence software and technology, Motherwell Automation provides appropriate, cost effective, scalable solutions which ensure you achieve:

• Access to real-time critical information
• Accountability
• Increased focus on OEE operations efficiencies
• Improved interdepartmental communication (working from the same page)
• Elimination of duplicate data handling
• Improved data validation and integrity
• Troubleshooting and identification of causes of problems
• Improved protection of process equipment and assets
• Identification of poorly performing control loops

Sustainable Information Control Solutions

The design, development and implementation of a sustainable information control solution is a complex yet critical performance enhancement road for any organisation to take.  Prior to undertaking a project, the adoption of a clear initial scope and a well defined project plan, is essential.  This will result in achievement of the project objectives.  Preliminary investigations, initial troubleshooting, and interaction with the full range of people who are going to be impacted and empowered by the implementation of new solutions, are fundamental elements to the successful progression of a sustainable information control solution.

Get it right and the ROI it offers far out-weigh the investment in technology.