- February 05, 2019
- Schneider Electric
February 5, 2019 – Schneider Electric announced EcoStruxure Process Safety Advisor, an IIoT-based digital process safety platform and service that enables customers to visualize and analyze real-time hazardous events and risks to their enterprise-wide assets, operations and business performance. Safety Advisor is built on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure SIF Manager application for tracking and validating safety instrumented function (SIF) performance over the life of a plant. It provides a single view into the health and status of the user’s safety instrumented functions, which helps to identify potential risks and their impact on operations performance. Platform- and vendor-agnostic, Safety Advisor extends the functionality of SIF Manager. Using a secure, cloud-based infrastructure, Safety Advisor aggregates real-time data, analytics and insights from multiple sites and geographies into a single user interface so customers can create an enterprise-wide risk profile in real time. It also identifies the need to take corrective action via performance dashboards and indicators for safety health and then documents the entire process using an embedded SIF audit trail that supports safety compliance. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. Safety Advisor consolidates and contextualizes past, present and future operating risks and performance data for the entire enterprise across multiple sites and geographies. First, it collects, digitizes and analyzes local data from existing safety systems, process control systems and other layers of protection and accurately monitors gaps between their design and actual performance. It then provides contextual insight into past, present and future operating risks on real-time operating conditions. From there, Safety Advisor aggregates data from every site into a secure cloud platform, with a single searchable interface that provides a dynamic view into enterprise-wide operating risks. Users can then drill down to visualize risks related to individual sites, process units, hazards, protection layers and safety device integrity.