WiDE – data validation software developed by WideTech – is built using one of the latest web-based toolkits with analytical tools that work on raw measurement data stored in historian systems. It provides assistance to the complex task of monitoring a typical production system with potentially many hundreds of data feeds – where, for example, disturbances in the system appear like sensor failure, or conversely, actual sensor failure is masked.
WiDE monitors the validity of sensor measurement in whichever ‘process state’ the production system is currently in and detects device failure or degradation in equipment/process performances. The tools used consist of a mix of data driven techniques and first principle thermodynamic models built into the algorithms that have been developed. The key differentiator relies in achieving a highly effective balance between those two approaches: data driven and thermodynamic based.
Critical information that is generated is highlighted to monitoring engineers in almost real-time and allows early decisions to be made so that safe, efficient operations can continue and remedial action, where necessary, can be planned.