In today’s fast-paced world, industries continually seek new ways to optimise production. One such solution is digital logsheets, a modern way of recording, monitoring, and managing critical data in real-time.
What are digital logsheets?
Digital logsheets are an electronic replacement for traditional paper-based logsheets that record and track vital data manually. With digital logsheets, users can capture data in real-time and store it electronically for easy access and analysis. Data can be entered manually alongside real-time data and multiple users can access the information simultaneously, through various devices, enhancing collaboration and communication across teams.
Similar to the traditional logsheet approach, digital logsheets can track non-instrumented plant data, operator observations and responses taken on specific actions. This information can help identify areas for improvement and enhance overall production efficiency.
Other use cases may include record compliance-related data, such as regulatory requirements or environmental monitoring. This information can help ensure companies comply with legal requirements and industry standards.
Benefits of using digital logsheets
Digital logsheets allow teams to rapidly visualise key performance factors and indicators, leading to quicker response times to deviations. Through the ability to compare and analyse logsheet data in real-time alongside instrumented production data, plant operators can resolve production deviations faster by collaborating with colleagues to recommend and implement corrective actions to issues as they occur, rather than waiting until the next production meeting.
Traditional approaches to logsheets are prone to error through manual data entry or copying of data between systems. By leveraging digital logsheets with the capability to warn users when data is being entered outside operating ranges or for dates and times that are not current, teams can reduce these errors ensuring data is current and correct.
Additionally, digital logsheets provide a single source of truth, ensuring data is stored in a central location, typically in a historian system alongside other production data. By integrating directly into an existing historian, teams can leverage existing investments made in infrastructure, whilst also reducing time spent on transferring or duplicating data between systems.
Digital logsheets offer a modern and effective solution to traditional paper-based logsheets. They offer a range of benefits, including increased efficiency and accuracy, cost-effectiveness, improved data analysis and enhanced safety and compliance. With a wide range of use cases in production, digital logsheets are a valuable tool for any industry seeking to optimise its operations and stay ahead of the curve.
Are you interested in finding out how your organisation can benefit from digital logsheets? Contact Mipac today. If you’re interested in Mipac’s MPA Logsheets, download our product guide.