Data. Data. Data. Analysing SCADA Records for an Intricate Engineering Matter
As a designer of a process plant, our Engineering client entered into a dispute when a major failure occurred on the plant. To ascertain how the plant had been operated, our client required the detailed analysis of all SCADA records as well as of the servicing and maintenance paper trail.
The case involved analysing the information transmitted by more than 500 000 000 data points to be collated, processed and indexed effectively and rapidly so that it can easily be reviewed and tagged.
Once this phase was complete:
Docwize’s in-house database was leveraged to create visual analytics
The sequence of events that led up to the failure itself was visually represented
A timeline was created demonstrating the actual events as they transpired per second for the 24 hours prior to the failure at the plant
This critical information visually represented in per second fragments enabled our client’s legal team to substantiate their claim that it was not their faulty infrastructure, but rather the inappropriate operation of this infrastructure, that directly caused the plant failure.