The DeltaV system takes advantage of the cost benefits and open standards of Commercial Off–the–Shelf Technologies (COTS), then adds application functionality to allow the equipment to function like other parts of the automation system (i.e. plug-and-play capability, full lifecycle support without upgrades, security built in). We call this balance "Built for Purpose".
The DeltaV system has led the way in easy–to–use engineering applications to simplify project execution and ongoing maintenance. Whether your application is continuous, batch, or process safety–related, this common set of engineering applications provides the simplicity and flexibility for your most demanding applications.
The DeltaV system enables you to quickly deploy state–of–the–art intelligent control to improve your process plant performance, without the aid of costly outside experts. DeltaV hardware components are plug–and–play. You plug them in and they are auto–sensed and recognized by the system. Software configuration is drag–and–drop, with automatic process control functionality delivered out of the box. With the DeltaV system, you install your system hardware, connect everything together, configure the logic and everything works–easy!
With the role–based user access, you have complete flexibility to modify the security structure to match your operating philosophy. Through a single sign–on, you can define groups of users, such as operators or supervisors, and assign them privileges. Security extends up to the enterprise applications through web services providing two–way, authenticated communications for historical process data, control, and advanced control data, alarms and events, and batch–based information. And unlike other automation systems, the data includes status information from the intelligent field devices, so you know critical decision–making information from the system is accurate.
DeltaV Smart Switches come completely preconfigured to plug–and–play in the DeltaV network. To prevent physical intrusion on the control network, you can automatically lock down unused switch ports with a single mouse click. DeltaV controller firewalls further protect your control hardware. Alerts and diagnostics from switches and security devices are integrated with other maintenance alerts so your maintenance staff, not your IT staff, can quickly address any issues.