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Asset Relationship and Data integrator
ARDI stands for “Asset Relationship and Data Integrator”, a collection of advanced software applications that consolidate data from industrial project assets to extract powerful operational insights for businesses in the energy, utilities, steelmaking, mining and metals sectors.
Businesses that use ARDI unlock the complete value potential of their industrial data, allowing people to…
ARDI begins by consolidating all your data from each of your individual knowledge management systems.
Consolidation can occur from a variety of systems including;
ARDI doesn’t duplicate your data, it just makes it available in one place. This produces an up-to-date, ‘full picture’ of the asset to whoever and whatever needs that information. This includes live values, history, fixed details, documentation and more.
After you’ve consolidated your information, we arrive at the next big challenge: how do we get the people in your organisation to use it?
As a rule, people do like to make safe, informed decisions – but there are just too many barriers and inconveniences between people and their information.
ARDIs client tools break down those barriers by providing solutions targeted at speciﬁc areas of your business.
ARDI allows users to get information about assets and systems quickly and easily, even if they have little-to-no understanding of the plant itself. Using intuitive tools, interactive diagrams and simple searches, you can rapidly ﬁnd what you’re looking for and get up-to-date information on it.
Augmented Reality is all about convenience and understanding for field personnel. AR allows us to provide information directly into the hands of staff when and where they need it. We deliver critical information about an asset directly to staﬀ through the most eﬀortless mechanism possible – by simply lifting your phone and looking at it. No touching, no typing – all of the consolidated information about the asset is literally at their ﬁngertips.
Operations staff need to understand more than averages and totals for the period. They value having higher resolution data showing what has happened, is happening, and may happen in the future, all in an integrated environment. Virtual (3D) environments are an extremely powerful way of both conveying and truly understanding your data, which makes up the third pillar of ARDI – visualisation.
ARDI provides the tools to develop new applications and support other systems. It features an open driver framework and a flexible API so you can access any of the available information. Our addin system even allows you to add code directly to the ARDI server, adding new functions and extending existing ones to customise it to your needs.
Big Data might be a newer buzzword, but the process industry has been dealing with the concept for many years. The major challenge of big data (outside the its infrastructure requirements) is how we actually understand and interpret all of this information. Providing a powerful visualisation to do this is the last of the major three fundamental pillars of ARDI.
ARDI-VE, our 3D/VR client, is our solution to some of the tougher big-data challenges, and gaps in the existing model of how we look at process-industry data. Placing your values inside a 3D environment gives the user total control over their own perspective. They can view important values site-wide, limit their view to just a single asset, or explore the plant at any scale in-between.
Traditional 2D displays still just as important as ever, but with the volume of data that is coming from the ﬁeld now, some of the shortcomings are becoming apparent.
The ARDI web portal allows you to access dashboards, diagrams, documentation, charts, maps and other asset data from any modern browser.
This means if you have a suitable connection to your network, your ARDI data is available everywhere, on a wide variety of platforms and hardware.
From a small-screen smartphone to a 4K projector, almost all of the ARDI web portal will scale up to suit your device and your needs.
In fact, you can even administer almost all of your ARDI system from a tablet or smartphone.
Traditionally, industrial information management systems consider an “asset” to be a ﬁxed piece of hardware – a particular item that you can touch or hold in your hand.
ARDI is more ﬂexible.
In fact, in ARDI, anything and everthing can be an asset.
This not only means your pumps, valves, sensors and equipment, but departments, areas and even your human resources can be assets in ARDI.
If you value it enough to talk about it or keep data on it, you can include it in ARDI.
The best way to understand the power of ARDI is to see it with your own eyes.
Simply add your contact details below and we will arrange a personal demo where we will take you on a full tour of ARDI’s backend and show live demonstrations of each capability