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    EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS Process Automation System

    More than a distributed control system

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    The EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS process automation system (formerly knonw as Foxboro Evo™ Process Automation System) is an innovative family of fault-tolerant, highly available control components, which consolidates critical information and elevates staff capabilities to ensure flawless, continuous plant operation.

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    EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS Process Automation System

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          Operator Performance HMI Situational Awareness Libraries Alarm management and shelving Operator Training

          Operator Performance HMI
          Overview
          Operators no longer need to sacrifice their panoramic views of production activities to interact with them digitally. With high-performance Foxboro Evo™ situational awareness graphics, they receive efficient access to only the information that’s relevant to their workflows. The system’s human/machine interface (HMI) delivers personalized, real-time decision support that’s easy on the brain — and the eyes.

          Benefits
          • Promotes safer operation
          • Reduces human fatigue and operational error
          • Improves response quality and speed — especially in abnormal situations
          • Provides a consistent training environment
          • Improves operational integrity

          Applications/Features
          Industries
          • Refining and petrochemicals
          • Upstream and midstream oil and gas
          • Chemicals and specialty chemical
          • Power generation
          • Metals, mining and minerals
          • Food and beverage
          • Life sciences and pharmaceuticals

          Features
          • Human-centered design - helping people do their jobs better, not just navigating around a PID loop
          • Visual optimization – designs are easy on the eyes, not awash in a rainbow of color; colors are used only to flag critical metrics and progress
          • Highly interactive – displays and dashboards are easy to navigate and content refines automatically based on user input
          • Custom contextualization – screens are tailored to the decision support needs of operators, remote technicians, managers and other users
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          Situational Awareness Libraries
          Overview
          Get the context you need to make informed decisions at the speed of your process.
          Foxboro Evo™ control HMI helps optimize both the business value and the safety of your system with situational awareness libraries. These repositories of helpful symbols and procedures help deliver the fully informed context to let operators focus on important plant events — so they can identify, understand, react to and resolve abnormal situations with ease. Results: greater operator effectiveness and fewer shutdowns.
          Situational awareness services and structured methodologies, led by a growing number of subject matter experts, let Schneider Electric support customers throughout the design and implementation process. So they can achieve both operational insight and operational integrity.

          Benefits
          • Promotes a safer operation Reduces human fatigue and operational error
          • Improves response quality and speed — especially in abnormal situations
          • Provides a consistent training environment
          • Improves operational integrity

          Applications
          Operate with the best information:
          • Minimize distractions in normal operation to more readily call attention to situations requiring intervention
          • Operators receive a broad view of plant operations, with carefully designed advanced visualization objects such as polar stars and informational analog indications, delivering information, not data, to operations
          • Pattern recognition to easily identify problems
          • Colors reserved for abnormal operational states, ensuring they stand out
          • Values presented in the context of ranges and set points, providing meaningful information vs. data
          • Minimal visual distractions and low contrast graphics – no unnecessary static detail reducing eye strain and improving alertness

          Industries
          • Hydrocarbon processing
          • Chemical and specialty chemical
          • Upstream oil and gas
          • Power generation
          • Metals and mining
          • Water and wastewater
          • Pharmaceutical and life sciences
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          Alarm management and shelving
          Overview
          By temporarily suppressing or “shelving” selected less critical alarms, process alarm management and shelving software reduces nuisance alarms with ease and efficiency. The Foxboro Evo™ alarm shelving utility (ASU) tool goes beyond EEMUA guidelines to provide the most comprehensive shelving solution available.

          Benefits
          • Reduce nuisance alarms by up to 50 percent
          • Improve production throughput by 5 percent
          • Minimize operator fatigue
          • Improve operator situational awareness

          Applications/Features
          Performance flexibility for operators
          - Select which alarm parameters (HMA, LMA, HHA, BAD etc.) to shelve and for how long
          - Set entire INHIB parameters blocks at once
          - Manage from application workstations
          - Get easy configuration of dual or triple redundancy

          Industries
          • Refining and petrochemicals
          • Upstream and midstream oil and gas
          • Chemicals and specialty chemical
          • Power generation
          • Metals, mining and minerals
          • Water and wastewater
          • Food and beverage
          • Life sciences and pharmaceuticals
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          Operator Training
          Overview
          The SimSci EYESIM immersive training system (ITS) puts operators and plant personnel into a high-fidelity, three-dimensional process simulation/virtual walkthrough plant environment.

          Operator training simulators (OTSs) let personnel train on a computer in an environment identical to their control room. The realistic virtual learning environment prepares them to act appropriately in any given situation. EYESIM supports capture and knowledge transfer of best practices — increasing efficiency, and reducing costly errors or maintenance.

          Benefits
          • Reduce time to operator proficiency Improve operator ability to respond quickly and correctly to emergency situations
          • Provide a realistic environment for practicing operating procedures Improve skills for rarely performed but safety-critical tasks
          • Maximize team training, plus communications between control room and field
          • Reduce unnecessary shutdowns and off-target plant performance due to operator error
          • Capture operator knowledge and best practices

          Applications/Features
          For operators
          • High-fidelity dynamic simulation in DYNSIM
          • Integration of multiple software components using SIM4ME
          • Immersive, interactive virtual reality (VR) in EYESIM
          • Stereoscopic 3-D visualisation using any modern VR hardware
          • Interaction using any modern input device (gamepads, gloves, gesture recognition)
          • Connection and interaction with mobile devices

          Industries
          • Hydrocarbon processing
          • Chemical and specialty chemical
          • Upstream oil and gas
          • Power generation
          • Metals and mining
          • Water and wastewater
          • Pharmaceutical and life sciences
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        Documents and Downloads (4)

        White Paper
        How human-machine interface impacts business performance in industrial sites 1/12/17 English ID#110_998-19744724_GMA-US.pdf3.9 MB
        Brochure
        Situational awareness for operators, Foxboro Evo Control HMI. 12/1/16 English ID#09_998-19865564_GMA-US_A4_WEB.pdf404.4 KB
        Ensuring operational integrity throughout the plant lifecycle with System Auditor for Foxboro 2/14/17 English ID#11_998-19865566_GMA-US_A4_WEB.pdf711.8 KB
        Optimiing your automation system and engineering investment with Customer FIRST for Foxboro 1/5/17 English ID#283_998-19894353_GMA-US_web.pdf1.3 MB