Process Data Management
Gain visibility into your operations to ensure compliance and drive asset-level performance across your enterprise. Regulations and standards require organizations to continually collect and aggregate process data from a large number of sources. In addition, improvements in annual EHS performance can only come with consistent monitoring and review of operational metrics. IHS helps companies drive performance and streamline compliance monitoring and reporting by providing seamless data acquisition from process automation systems to their EHS&S platform.
In asset-intensive industries, collecting asset-level data from process automation systems for performance and compliance requirements is a critical part of reaching Operational Excellence goals. Many companies use manual processes to transfer data into spreadsheets or automate the process by implementing costly, custom-built integrations, which require additional development resources to maintain compatibility between each interface.
IHS helps eliminate data collection, data quality, and data availability issues and ensures companies are gathering data at frequent intervals in order to manage operational performance against regulatory limits and support near real-time decision making.
Save time, lower operating costs and reduce risks by automating the inflow of data from a broad variety of process automation systems. IHS software, content and expertise make it easy for your organization to automatically acquire mapped data, apply user-defined validation rules and enable viewing and approval before importing process data. The data then joins the enterprise-wide master dataset for EHS compliance and sustainability management.
This capability is especially valuable, for example, when organizations need to collect and aggregate data for carbon/greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reporting for specific pollutants (including CO2, SO2, NOx) to operating parameters (such as heat inputs, flow rates and production feeds).
IHS facilitates the transfer of data between systems at a single location or across multiple facilities and collects EHS-related data from a variety of data sources, including:
- Process data historians
- Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
- Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
- Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
- Product Lifecycle (PLC) systems
With IHS software, content and expertise, you can make EH&S process data management part of a unified strategy for Enterprise Sustainability Management, supported by a single, world-class provider.