Emerson Plantweb Advisor Suite

by Emerson Automation Solutions

Applications for asset health, performance modeling, and energy optimization.

Solution Overview

At the enterprise level data sources and data flows are incredibly complex. Different sites may have different software and hardware solutions, which can lead to silos of information, fragmented technology platforms and data sources, limited interoperability, and an inability to enable enterprise-wide workflows. How can industrial end users leverage the tools and technology that they have already invested in so their technology works together for reduced maintenance costs and increased operational efficiency? Powered by the PI System, the Emerson Plantweb Advisor Suite consists of three applications: Plantweb Health Advisor, Plantweb Performance Advisor, and Plantweb Energy Advisor. This application suite provides an enterprise-wide solution to monitor asset health, performance, and energy usage.

With the Health Advisor application, companies can see overall equipment health; receive early warning on equipment degradation to prevent leaks, fires and emissions; reduce repeat failures of equipment; reduce unplanned maintenance costs; perform only maintenance that is determined to be necessary; improve operational decision-making across departments; and provide timely information to quickly identify abnormal situations. The Performance Advisor makes it possible to see how well an asset is doing its job, understand the financial impact of equipment performance, and ultimately, optimize performance. The Energy Advisor makes it easy to manage energy across facilities by aggregating energy use by equipment, unit, area, and plant to provide overall site energy efficiency.

Solution Approach

The suite of Plantweb Advisor applications for health, performance and energy are all based on a common infrastructure and set of models that can be used for all types of assets. Emerson’s Plantweb Advisor Suite is built on OSIsoft’s PI System and utilizes the full capabilities of Asset Framework (AF) to simplify implementation and configuration. The PI System enables over 300 connections to various DCS, PLCs, historians, and wireless gateways. A common web-based graphical user interface serves up the appropriate set of data to the various users in the plant, primarily reliability engineers, process engineers and energy managers. Basic configuration supports single vibration sensors (overall vibration and PeakVue) and pump speed indicators for variable frequency drivers. Advanced configuration supports: additional vibration sensors, two motor bearing temperature sensors, suction and discharge pressure sensors, strainer differential pressure sensor, seal oil pressure and level switches, flow sensor, hydrocarbon leak detector, motor run/stop indicator.



  • Tracking of equipment efficiency
  • Enterprise-wide scalability
  • Energy optimization
  • Reduced unplanned downtime and maintenance

PI System Requirements

Solution Powered by the PI System

Solution Type

Condition Based Maintenance, Energy Management, OEE


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Material
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverages

Business Impacts

Increase Asset Health & Uptime, Improve Energy Efficiencies


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