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POEMS Platform – Area of Operations – A Key Concept in POEMS

POEMS Platform

The POEMS platform is a suite of applications built upon SQL and is unified through the area of operations data infrastructure. The POEMS platform contains four primary features:

Area of Operations Editor – POEMS is built around an area of operations hierarchy, which can be modified through the platform user interface.

Report Engine – Generates reports and schedules email distribution from each of the other product suites.

Document Library – A single location to store, organize, and view both HTML and PDF documents, including the philosophies and detailed user materials.

User Administration – POEMS uses a group-based, additive security model that supports Microsoft Active Directory. Permissions are applied to groups, to which users are added.

Area of Operations – A Key Concept in POEMS

One of the challenges of organizing real time data is placing a logical structure on the instrument data.  This is critical to developing the high performance HMI and to an effective program of alarm management.  The Area of Operations (AoO) tool within POEMS specifically addresses this issue, and does so outside of the SCADA platform itself.  The AoO can be used to tie together all data sources (SCADA, DCS, PLC, EFM, etc.) and types into a single real time enterprise data structure.  Key concepts include.

  • Elements – specific instrument values such as pressure, temperature, flow, etc.
  • Components – organize elements into field equipment, such as orifice meters, block valves, control valves, tanks, pressure regulators, pumps, and compressors.
  • Areas of Operation – organize components into skids, stations, regions and so on.
Area of Operations
  • An AoO is a group of components organized to represent an operating skid or station, such as well sites, meter station/skids, valve stations, pumps station/skids, and compressor station/skid.
  • A facility or plant can contain multiple areas of operation.

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Russel Treat

Russel Treat is an industry leader, software entrepreneur, podcaster, and trusted subject matter expert specializing in oil and gas pipeline operations, custody transfer measurement, leak detection, and automation. Russel’s extensive knowledge of pipeline and control room operations gained over 30 years of projects led to the creation of a complete software suite known as POEMS ™ (Pipeline Operations Excellence Management System) delivered through EnerSys Corporation.

As CEO of EnerSys, Russel is committed to delivering the highest value to pipeline operators by addressing their greatest needs and concerns, especially operational efficiency, safety and government regulation.