Collaborative production management solution provides Key Performance Indicator visibility
Baden, Switzerland, November 9, 2009—Repsol YPF, a leading worldwide Oil and Gas company, recently purchased ABB’s cpmPlus Smart Client to improve operational efficiency at its Lube Oil Blending plant at the La Plata Refinery in Argentina.
Located in Buenos Aires, Repsol’s La Plata facility is a major local producer of automotive gas (fuel oil, diesel oil, gasoline) as well as lubricants and specialties (asphalts, paraffins and derivatives).
cpmPlus Smart Client will consolidate information from multiple systems throughout the plant and provide the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to various users as a form of Balanced Score Card to help drive Operational Excellence.
Utilizing the extended automation capabilities of System 800xA technology, Smart Client provides intelligent data access and viewing functions in a user-friendly, browser-based display to assist all levels of personnel when they need a real-time window into their operations when they are not on-site. These displays are available using standard network connections, inside or outside of the manufacturing facility. System 800xA’s single point of change management ensures that all updates are automatically reproduced throughout the system, so that any information viewed via Smart Client reflects the up-to-the minute system context, status and process conditions.
Smart Client incorporates the same system-wide authorization settings as System 800xA, ensuring data security and integrity. In addition to browser-based graphical displays, Smart Client also provides trending and Statistical Process Control. Options for alarm and event reporting and a Microsoft Excel interface are also available.
“This is exactly the type of application that we were envisioning for Smart Client.” Jim Kline, ABB’s Product Manager for cpmPlus Smart Client stated. “Information is often scattered between systems, and Smart Client provides an easy way to bring it together so that any user can see the important indicators they need to effectively manage their business.”
Smart Client is a core component of cpmPlus (www.abb.com/cpm), ABB’s Collaborative Production Management suite of applications. cpmPlus provides process and production management, advanced optimization and connectivity solutions for the process industries.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.