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A process plant uses an asset utilization expert to collect data or information pertaining to the assets of the process plant from various sources or functional areas of the plant including, for example, the process control functional areas, the maintenance functional areas and the business systems functional areas. This data and information is stored in a database and is sent to and manipulated in a coordinated manner by tools, such as optimization and modeling tools. This data is also redistributed to other areas or tools where it is used to perform overall better or more optimal control, maintenance and business activities. Information or data may be collected by maintenance functions pertaining to the health, variability, performance or utilization of a device, loop, unit, etc. and this information may then be sent to and displayed to a process operator or maintenance person to inform that person of a current or future problem.

Title
Data sharing in a process plant
Application Number
10/87308
Publication Number
7346404 (B2)
Application Date
March 1, 2002
Publication Date
March 18, 2008
Inventor
Stuart Harris
Minneapolis
MN, US
Trevor D Schleiss
Austin
TX, US
Evren Eryurek
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Marshall Gerstein & Borun
Assignee
Fisher Rosemount Systems
TX, US
IPC
G05B 19/18
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