March 2016

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Automation Strategies: Data analytics solutions require valid data

Process plants collect enormous amounts of data, both from the sensors connected to the control system and from other sources, including edge devices in the plant and remote devices in the cloud.

Rys, R., ARC Advisory Group

Process plants collect enormous amounts of data, both from the sensors connected to the control system and from other sources, including edge devices in the plant and remote devices in the cloud. However, to gain value from all of this data, it must be properly collected, validated, analyzed and visualized. Data quality is particularly important. Data quality status critical When the first digital control systems were developed, it became apparent that digital controllers required data with a known quality status. This is because controllers acting on bad data could lead to costly and often perilous process upsets. Distributed control system (DCS) developers embedded the quality informatio

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