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    SIMATIC System Audit

    Increasing the system availability through detailed knowledge of the plant state

    Maximum productivity and cost-effectiveness for a plant over its entire lifecycle - these are the key requirements for an automation system. As plants become increasingly more complex and cost pressure rises, the SIMATIC automation systems’ availability and serviceability are becoming more and more important for plant productivity. The perfect coordination of products, systems, and services requires detailed knowledge of the plant’s status. After all, this is the only way to ensure intelligent design and implementation of system updates or lifecycle services.

    A SIMATIC System Audit provides transparency of the current status and serviceability of the SIMATIC automation system. It thus provides the essential basis to ensure intelligent design and service strategies, efficient implementation of system upgrades/updates or for the preparation of lifecycle services contracts

    Through the modular structure of this service, very different system configurations and system platforms can be assessed from different point of views.

    • Audit SCADA Status                                                                                                                                   
      Status of a SIMATIC WinCC SCADA system with subordinate SIMATIC S7 automation level. The projects have to be created with the engineering tools SIMATIC WinCC Classic or SIMATIC TIA Portal.
    • Audit DCS Status                                                                                                                                     
      Detailed PCS 7 system analysis with as complete as possible detection of the system status and identification of potential risks.

    • Audit DCS Upgrade Study                                                                                                                          
      This module is specialized for the preparation of a PCS 7 system upgrade. It is based on checking the ‘Audit DCS Status’ module and includes precise notes on possible risks and the efficient handling of system upgrades. In general, it is also checked whether a Virtualization would be possible as part of the upgrade.
    • Audit DCS Lifecycle Services                                                                                                                        

      In addition to the elements of the ‘Audit DCS Status’ module, a ‘Conformance Check’ is carried out here, with statements regarding restoration of long-term serviceability and upgrade/update-capability of the system and particularly to avoid risks in view of the conclusion of long-term lifecycle service contracts.

    The “System Assessment” option is only available for the “DCS Status” or “SCADA Status” modules, as an “initial service” to display the general performance of the complete audit modules.


    Your benefit:

    In addition to the comprehensive overview of the status of the automation system and the components used, SIMATIC System Audit offers plant operators a wide range of benefits:

    • Competent weak point and risk analysis with recommendations.
    • Avoiding or minimizing system risks related to serviceability and upgradeability.
    • Reduced downtimes by ensuring serviceability.
    • Lifecycle information from the manufacturer about the status of the products used.
    • Proven basis for lifecycle service contracts.


    Proceed as follows

    Are you interested in the SIMATIC System Audit? If you are, contact your Siemens Contact Person.They will be glad to help and are available for more detailed information about this service.


    Further Information

    For further information on these service modules and the procedure, please refer to the following documents:


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