Moore Industries has released a new white paper titled “Bridging the Gap Between HART Devices and IIoT, the Industrial Internet of Things” to address customers’ questions and provide succinct information on HART devices and IIoT.
This white paper outlines how the flow of process and diagnostics data from smart HART digital field instruments, which can now be shared with mid- and higher-level control systems, can be leveraged using IIoT-by-asset management and data-information systems, without having to upgrade expensive process-control-interface equipment.
Streamlining costs and overhead has left many manufacturing facilities with just enough personnel to keep the plant running, according to Moore. Facilities no longer have the extra time, personnel and resources required to analyze data. Plant operators can take advantage of digital HART data in devices that were already installed in their facilities, or devices that had gone undetected or that lacked the equipment upgrades to enable access.
Standalone HART gateways provide the most economical pathway to extracting HART data from field devices, according to Moore, making the data readily available to higher-level systems. HART data is an important part of a larger predictive-analytics strategy that not only forewarns plant operators of impending problems, but is used to optimize the process itself. This type of cloud automation enables operators to gather as much data as possible, reducing operating expenditures and capital expenditures for future plant builds using standalone HART gateways.
This white paper provides information about employing extracted HART data, cybersecurity considerations, and HART-interface options, among other topics including features and considerations of devices that facilitate the sharing of process data with control and information systems.