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Digital Technology Mobile App Upgrades Access to Critical Data

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Emerson has enhanced its DeltaV Mobile app to ensure plant personnel have faster access to process information and to help organisations tailor the notifications personnel receive. DeltaV Mobile - a mobile app that provides read-only access to a plant’s distributed control system and operation data - now offers improved customisation and access to third-party systems in one app.

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Enhancements to the new DeltaV Mobile app are making it easier for users to keep track of critical process data and key performance indicators by creating custom alerts.
Enhancements to the new DeltaV Mobile app are making it easier for users to keep track of critical process data and key performance indicators by creating custom alerts.
(Source: Emerson)

Custom notifications provide personnel across the organisation with fast access to essential information, including batch status, safety instrumented systems bypasses, key performance indicators, or any other process parameter they want to monitor, states the firm. These notifications are customised to individuals, ensuring personnel such as process engineers and supervisors are notified on-demand of information relevant to their job. However, it does not create additional control system nuisance alarms or notifications that add unnecessary distractions for control room operators and other personnel.

According to the company, the app also enables teams to customise how they handle notification escalation and response. Notification escalation paths now include user-specific time delays, reminders, and limits for each stakeholder in the organisation. Users can claim ownership of notifications to clearly communicate to plant personnel who are investigating the problem and sparing others, particularly supervisory personnel, from the distraction of notifications for problems that are already being investigated.

New Open Platform Communication (OPC) browsing makes it easier to create watch lists and custom alerts from any OPC Classic data source including from historians such as the OSIsoft PI System, third-party control systems, and PLCs. In addition, a new bulk editing tool allows users to bulk-create lists (with or without notification preferences) in spreadsheet applications, making it easier to create personalised watch lists and alarm lists, mentions the firm.

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