exida's CTO Iwan van Beurden presented Björn Müller of Emerson Process Management (epro GmbH) their IEC 61508 certificate for the AMS 6500 ATG Digital Protection System at the Emerson Global Users Exchange in the Hague, NL on March 6, 2018.
Traditional protection systems come with specific limitations. They lack prediction data for advanced warning of developing problems. They require an OPC server to tie back to the digital control system. They require a trip to the control room or field cabinet view of the data. The AMS 6500 ATG protection system comes with flexible cards that can be configured to acquire prediction data, an embedded OPC server, and a mobile app for viewing data from anywhere on the plant network.