Machine & Operator Safety
ABB launches process safety management software
October 20, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
ABB has launched ABB Ability SafetyInsight, a suite of digital software applications that support companies across the energy and process sectors throughout the entire lifecycle of process safety management.
Operating as a central source of information, the software digitalizes early engineering technology (ET) data to create a process safety digital twin, using this data to then give context to the vast amount of data generated through information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems.
Taking this unique approach of combing IT and OT data with ET data, SafetyInsight enables valuable engineering data (such as HAZOP and LOPA reports) to be digitalized, and readily accessible by operation and maintenance teams in simplified, intuitive visual formats.
Ongoing risk assessments can then be based on digitalized safety data. The addition of the IT/OT data provides near real-time updates, enabling the accumulative impact of operation and maintenance activities to be visualized on a dynamic risk matrix, to further aid risk assessments and management of operational risk.