Petroleum Refinery Project Profile
Under a tight deadline, the goal was to set up OPC communication to StackVision and configure this Software-Only DAS to collect data, alarm on limits, and generate reports.
The units configured in this project had an accelerated compliance deadline, so they were broken out of the larger RSR DAS requirements and used as the initial project. The RSR Flares and Part 60 reporting configurations were handled in a separate mixed-DAS project following this one.
For these units the plant personnel felt that they could handle operational data validity, one-minute averages and QA/QC activities. They wanted to use StackVision as a system of record, for documenting data validity, building extended averages, trending, alarming limits, dashboards, reporting and so on. Since they did not install Data Controllers or re-wire most existing equipment, they were able to expedite the project to meet their deadline, but there are some trade-offs they needed to consider.
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