February 2008

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HP Integration Strategies: The need for a unified asset monitoring system

Software tools, such as predictive or plant asset management (PAM), provide online analysis of process equipment health; however, they generally do not offer similar information on control system hea..

Ghosh, A., HP Editorial Staff

Software tools, such as predictive or plant asset management (PAM), provide online analysis of process equipment health; however, they generally do not offer similar information on control system health, such as PLCs, DCSs, safety shutdown systems (SISs) and the networks that connect them. On the other hand, there are IT asset management (ITAM) packages that support life cycle management and strategic decision-making for the IT environment. At present, these ITAM tools are not used extensively in the manufacturing environment. Users are now looking for unified tools that take care of all of their manufacturing assets. Plant asset management. A PAM system is defined as a combination of h

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