Provide Data Access without Replacing Your SCADA System

Engineers, data analysts, and data scientists often have to go through one or many administrators to access the data they need. Accessing the data you need, when you need it, is essential to lean oil and gas operations. Learn how you can instantly provide secure and efficient data access to your organization.

Step 1 – Don’t Replace Your SCADA System. Feed Your SCADA Data into the eLynx Data Historian.

The eLynx Data Historian can ingest data from all of the most popular SCADA systems used in oil and gas. The eLynx Data Historian is an open source, time series database designed specifically with oil and gas operators in mind. 

This cloud platform eliminates the need to replace existing systems regardless of which SCADA system you are currently using. The eLynx Data Historian can instantly provide secure access to the data and modern visualization and reporting tools.

In the oil and gas industry, it is common to have multiple SCADA systems used in different operating areas. The eLynx Data Historian provides an easy way to standardize data at a corporate level. Your IT department does not need to develop and maintain data integrations for each system. 

The eLynx Data Historian consolidates data from your existing SCADA systems. The eLynx API and numerous other data connection methods can be used to connect from the Data Historian to other operating systems. Perform big data initiatives and create data visualizations with all your data in the cloud. 

eLynx makes transferring your SCADA data into a Data Historian fast and simple. Installations and setups can take just a matter of days. Additionally, eLynx service plans offer free setup and an early termination option. Operators can see if the eLynx Data Historian can solve their data issues without taking on any risk.

Step 2 – Combine Other System Data into the Data Historian.

Provide your organization with a more complete view of operations. Incorporate data from other systems, including: 

  • Production targets
  • Field data capture data
  • Field notes
  • Downtime codes
  • Tank haul run tickets
  • Third-party data, i.e. pipeline sales volumes

The built-in Production Dashboard displays both SCADA data and this additional data. The Production Dashboard provides critical context to your team and enables them to identify, prioritize, and solve operational issues faster. 

Production Dashboard displays SCADA data as well as production data, field data capture data, field notes, downtime codes, tank haul run tickets, and third party data, such as pipeline sales volumes.

Data can be brought into the eLynx Data Historian via a variety of ways. When analyzing large amounts of data, leverage a variety of useful tools and software systems by utilizing our API integrations.

Our universal API can connect to most third-party and public APIs. There is no need to build custom data integrations. Explore meaningful data insights with the eLynx Data Historian using native connectors to tools, like Spotfire and Tableau

Additionally, interact with the eLynx API (without writing any code) by leveraging the API via the Excel add-in. Pull data directly into excel in a prespecified format. The Excel Add-In will save engineers a lot of time when creating daily and weekly reports. 

Step 3 – Provide Access to your Organization & Third Parties. 

Administrative Controls That Make Sense.

The eLynx cloud-based SCADA solution makes it simple to onboard new users and third-party users. Administrators can select specific restrictions for each user, controlling what users can see and do within the application. This protects the system from getting changed accidentally. These administrative controls also restrict access from people who should not have access to certain devices in the field.

It is important to have administrative controls for specific security purposes, but some capabilities do not make sense to restrict. Administrators are often the only ones given permission to build views, reports, and image views for each individual user. Data silos, or bottlenecks, like these cause unnecessary and costly delays. 

With the eLynx Application, you do not have to wait on an administrator to build custom views or reports for you. These are all data-driven tasks you can carry out all on your own.

Dynamically Group Devices Based on Logic.

Assign attributes to devices, such as route, field, and foremen, to allow them to dynamically filter into premade groups. Many SCADA systems statically assign devices rather than being able to assign them based on a number of different attributes. This restricts who sees what and when. Additionally, managing problems in the field can become harder to communicate to the right people at the right time.  

Secure & Efficient Data Access

Our team gets new installations up and running in a matter of days. We can rapidly deploy eLynx SCADA programs for any sort of oil and gas operation anywhere in the United States. 

Data collection should be simple. With eLynx Data Historian software, easily pull together data from different software systems. Using the eLynx system ensures secure and efficient data access across your entire operations.

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