Technologies To Ensure Industrial Operational Continuity In The Face Of COVID-19
With the world grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, industries are faced with having to balance keeping the production going while minimising the risk of infection. Ensuring operational continuity is top of mind for the industrial sector. To help firms navigate through these tough and uncertain times, asset performance software providers such as AVEVA, Bentley Systems and GE Digital are offering their customers complimentary access to their software solutions along with greater insight into how they could leverage existing solutions to ensure work continues in the face of COVID-19.
AVEVA is offering its customers complimentary access until the end of June 2020 to three of its products – AVEVA Unified Engineering which includes cloud based solutions for 3D design and P&ID diagrams so engineers and designers can collaborate in real-time on projects that are in the design phase; Access Anywhere that provides remote access to a firm’s SCADA systems and historians; and AVEVA Insight that integrates data from multiple sources such as SCADA, DCS and IIoT devices to provide a complete view into asset performance. GE Digital is giving free licenses to its remote monitoring and control solution for customers who have already implemented its industrial HMI/SCADA software, while Bentley Systems’ ProjectWise software provides engineers and designers the ability to remotely edit, save and update drawings, i-Models and other documents, approve BIM workflows and help their supply chain vendors submit RFIs.
The COVID-19 crisis is encouraging industries to adapt and find new ways to ‘keep the lights on’. Technologies and solutions that can help firms deal with labour shortages, help with workforce coming back to work, undertake remote maintenance and monitoring activities, improve risk management and ensure safety of workforce will be high on the agenda of firms.
To know more about how EHS, Operational Excellence and Smart Building technologies can help keep workers safe in the face of COVID-19, listen to the Verdantix webinar ‘Addressing COVID-19 With Technology’.