Your data historian holds more analytical potential today than you may realize. This process knowledge powerhouse can help you transform operations and fundamentally change the way time-series data is interpreted. However, few companies have taken the necessary steps to actualize their data historian’s full potential. Most engineers, supervisors, and operators are either working double-time to meet spikes in demand, or are handling duties outside their typical job description to reduce cost. The bottom line? You are likely too busy elsewhere to spend time mining the knowledge base waiting inside your process historian.
By implementing these three ideas, you can begin to better apply your historian’s capabilities and identify at-risk assets, increase efficiency, and lessen downtime.