Oil, gas and energy companies need to know the precise status of all equipment at every extraction site, whether it be in the middle of the desert or miles out to sea. Ever-present risks include loss of data and cyberattack. If either of these occur, the goal is to contain the effects and maintain complete control over all productive and administrative processes at all sites. Beyond that, it is essential that a system is in place to ensure the complete and accurate documentation required by ISDS and ISQM. versiondog and AutoSave are used by the oil, gas and energy industry all over the world: in refineries, at drilling facilities, at pumping stations and on pipeline operations.
Automatic backup of all projects
Fast disaster recovery and increased security and less downtime
Support in the implementation of legal standards as well as documentation for audit
A firefighting mentality is one where organizations are frantically rushing to solve unexpected problems, making impulsive decisions, and applying short term “band-aid” solutions to restore production as quickly as possible. Production plants are particularly susceptible to this mentality. Why? Plants are up against a wide variety of risks to productivity and product quality. Human error, equipment failure, cyber attack, and natural disaster all have the potential to cause significant downtime. When every minute of downtime can cost thousands, it is critical to resume production as quickly as possible.
Nevertheless, very few production plants are adequately prepared for worst-case scenarios or even everyday issues. A proactive approach to data management for automation could save time, money, and effort.
This white paper will discuss how better data management can transform your industrial automation for increased productivity with fewer problems. First, it will explore the causes and concerns of a reactive “firefighting” approach to maintenance in automation. Then, it will propose data management tools and best practices to help break these habits.