As a leading magazine in the field of technology, CIOReview seeks to assist organizations in filtering through the myriad solutions in the cluttered innovation landscape. As a platform that highlights groundbreaking new methods, e.RIS is a natural fit. CIOReview selected Eramosa as one 2019’s twenty most promising utility technology solution providers. They spoke with Tim Sutherns, Eramosa’s board chair, to get his take on what makes e.RIS different and how it can spur the adoption of machine learning.
Following a review of the City’s alarms within their SCADA system the City determined that having the ability to assess their SCADA system alarms using the ISA 18.2 – Alarm Management KPIs would improve their operational efficiency.
By using e.RIS, Hamilton is able to setup the ISA 18.2 – Alarm Management KPIs on their e.RIS dashboards. This allows the operation and management teams to quickly assess the condition of their control system and gives them visibility on the number of alarms in SCADA including KPIs such as the number of alarms per 10-minute period, bad actors and alarm flood conditions. Through the increased visibility the City can easily tackle cleaning up their nuisance alarms thus improving the overall operability of the system.
The City now has greater visibility into the alarms originating from their SCADA system and can review process setpoints, issue work orders to address equipment and instrumentation creating nuisance alarms, and has obtained a much greater understanding of their control system, all from implementing e.RIS.
The Regional Municipality of Halton has been using e.RIS for a number of years to assist with compliance reporting, data entry and process reporting. By using e.RIS Halton has moved to an almost paperless organization in these areas. One key area remains – operational logbooks. Working with the e.RIS team and in consultation with other municipalities, Halton lead the design effort of a new electronic logbook in e.RIS that would not only meet their requirements of the paper logbook, but exceed them.
By using e.RIS, Halton is able to create highly accessible and searchable electronic logbooks that improve the quality of the entries made by the operations team. To provide greater context, logbook entries can be enhanced with attachments such as photos, videos and audio files. By using electronic logbooks, Halton turned a simple historical compliance tool into an operational decision-making tool available at their fingertips.
Using e.RIS electronic logbooks allows Halton to use this information alongside various other data sets that e.RIS accesses; including data that is manually entered, captured in their laboratory information management system (LIMS), SCADA historians, or from other external sources such as energy and environmental systems. All of this information is then easily managed, analyzed and visualized using e.RIS.