Modern operating and visualization concepts with Advanced Process Graphics
Plant operators today have to deal with a steadily increasing degree of complexity in the processes to be monitored, and must also come to terms with the heterogeneous system environment to be found in control rooms.
With our Advanced Process Graphics concept (formerly HMIplus), based on the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system, we take care when planning process plants and designing plant control rooms to integrate user-oriented process visualization features right from the start.
Advanced Process Graphics, the user-oriented human-machine interface makes a great contribution here. Uniform operating elements and so-called hybrid displays make it simple to monitor quality-relevant process parameters, both in operative process control and predictive plant management. In this way the concept of Advanced Process Graphics ensures optimized operating sequences and improved operator and plant efficiency over the entire life-cycle of the process control system.
The operator system’s integrated message system, records process messages and local events and saves them in message archives and also displays them by means of the freely-configurable AlarmControl function (message view/window).
Operators can individually adapt the AlarmControl function during runtime by filtering, selecting or sorting the display according to the content of the individual message blocks e.g. chronologically according to message priority or fault location, and then save the settings globally or user-specific. It is also possible to integrate exported archive databases online.