AMADAS: Analyzer Management & Data Acquisition System
Improve plant productivity through better asset performance and risk reduction with AMADAS
AMADAS: Analyzer Management and Data Acquisition Systems
AMADAS, Analyzer Management and Data Acquisition Systems are meant to monitor, maintain, determine, and improve equipment performance, like process analyzers. In today’s world of Web-based applications being used by more and more companies to manage business-critical information in real-time, but why not measurement data? It is now possible to collect data from different types of measurement systems and hardware (e.g., process analyzers, flow meters, and logging equipment) in the field through an efficient software interface that not only stores the data in one convenient place but also performs the required calculations and makes it available from mobile devices—anywhere, anytime.
AMADAS allows to get the most out of the measurement data, from discrete data points to relevant project information to knowledge that can be leveraged to make well-informed decisions and judgment calls. Whether it is an oil and gas asset, LNG or petrochemical plant, or even potentially a medical facility, this data can be put to good use daily to improve project outcomes, rather than sit idly on the shelf until a legal incident occurs (which is too often the case).
Most common challenges with process analyzers:
- No confidence in analyzer readings
- Root causes of unplanned downtimes are not analyzed
- Human errors derived from manual coordination
- Communication between maintenance and operations
- Low availability rate of analyzers
- Invisible analyzer performance
- An increasing number of sensors
- A decreasing number of specialists (Subject Matter Experts)
Measure right with AMADAS
There is a much more effective and cost-efficient way to measure right, and that solution is simply the installation of AMADAS (Analyzer Management and Data Acquisition System). HINT has developed the most flexible measurement software that is hardware-independent and operating system-independent and can be dynamically customized to fit your exact needs.
AML-AMADAS gathers the measurement data directly from various field instruments (PLA SCADA, DCS systems, etc.), which flows through our secure network for storage and diagnostic detection/analytics. This “smart” system with built-in intelligence also provides automated online data validation, a traceability chain, and calibration with international standards to meet the challenge of uncertainty in making data judgments.
Operators can now trust the data results as they easily view analyzer performance on the screen to ensure it is within acceptable limits. AML-AMADAS makes use of the industry’s best practices by implementing the ASTM Standards, like: