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ABB Launches Augmented Field Procedures to Drive Worker Safety and Efficiency

ABB, April 28, 2020

ABB has developed an innovative augmenting technology aimed at digitalizing the field operator experience and improving interaction between field and control room operations. Developed specifically to meet the needs of field operators, the technology will empower seamless integration between the field and the plant distributed control system offering improved safety, reducing the risk for human error, and making field operations more efficient.

With more than 20 percent of industrial downtime reportedly due to human error, ABB Ability™ Augmented Field Procedures will enable consistency when executing manual procedures, standardizing operating procedures and maintenance or repair techniques in the field, tightening field to control room integration and digitally recording notes to ensure operational knowledge is captured and utilized.

Unlike traditional paper-based operating procedures, the technology enables interactive execution of procedures using a mobile device to guide operators through each step in a consistent, effective and safe way.

Human error continues to be a significant contributing factor to safety issues, as well as production down time," said Chris Naunheimer, Digital Lead, Energy Industries, ABB. “Engineers spend considerable time using and interpreting data. With this solution, we intend to address these challenges and truly transform the future of work.

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