Bringing together diverse  technologies to create
and enhance energy systems.

Oceans Energy Environment

ARC Informatique is a leading European company in Industrial IT, which has dedicated 25 years to providing solutions for monitoring and control. We invest in new technologies and integrate them into our products to deliver solutions that enable our clients to reduce their production costs, manage their energy usage and make their facilities more productive.

With PcVue Solutions, we provide you with a suite of software and hardware products for displaying, controlling, managing and analyzing the information from your installations. At the heart of this range is our HMI / SCADA package, PcVue.

Telvent Real-Time Automation to Improve Performance and Profitability.

In today’s fast-paced environment, providing a dependable gas supply demands an unprecedented level of technical sophistication. Every task you automate or perform in real-time improves your performance and revenue.

The Telvent Gas Suite is a comprehensive collection of applications designed specifically for the needs of gas transmission and distribution companies. Each focuses on thoroughly addressing a specific set of challenges. When combined, they use and reuse data, providing critical information with a minimum of effort. If the data is available, Telvent Gas Suite applications find it and put it to work.
Monitoring and Control - SCADA

Moving towards Smart-SCADA
- Our philosophy and practice has always been to take advantage of the constantly expanding power of computing and communications to embed more intelligence in monitoring & control - SCADA systems. This is in keeping with the broad trends in society and industry, and reflected in such pertinent topics as Smart Buildings, the Smart Grid, Oilfield of the Future and the Digital Oilfield.

This approach has proven across many diverse industries to offer better asset management and optimization of the potential return from that asset. Incorporating this Smart Asset approach in the monitoring and control - SCADA system, results in a more flexible product that also has a longer life because of the greater ease of incorporating enhancements, and evolving the system.

Providing customers with “Smart Facilities” - This is an extensible value add to the basic facility. By putting in place the intelligent infrastructure, additional capabilities may be added later, either by the customer or an external contractor. The Smart Facility can initially be viewed as a competitive advantage, but will increasingly become an expected capability. A contractor could potentially take an early lead in this field and then be in a position to continue to lead with enhanced capabilities that will evolve from the basic infrastructure.

Ongoing revenue from services or upgrades - The existence of a smart infrastructure opens a facility to the possibility of external management services, and the sale of upgraded capabilities. This is not unlike computer systems which are open to endless extensions of services and products, far beyond the initial investment. The enabling factor is the inherent intelligence and extensibility of the basic architecture.

Applications that are already being offered include such things as monitoring and management of:
Regulatory Compliance - Efficiency - Security monitoring - Environmental status - Maintenance

Maintenance in particular offers a huge range of potential benefits from the basic capturing of operating parameters and feeding them into a Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS) to a full Automated Condition Based Maintenance (ACBM) system. The latter offers the possibility of an extensible range of services where specific analysis tools are applied against the machinery data stream to derive predictive analysis results. This is an extraordinarily powerful capability which is being proven in a wide range of industries.

Integration with enterprise systems: Although there is little point in flooding the corporate SAP system with raw data from a gas flow meter, it is useful if corporate can get information on daily production without having to re-enter data, or go to remote sites and read sensors. This intelligent availability of appropriately filtered information is a key concept in our approach.

It is important that the Monitoring & Control - SCADA system not become an isolated island of data but that pathways be included to feed information to other systems. Inevitably the demand for this will be greater than anticipated.

Data presentation:
The data collected is only as good as how it is presented to decision makers. There is a progression from raw data, to information and then to knowledge. The initial collection of data and preservation of its full information content is critical, but then it must be refined to provide actionable knowledge. Human factors must be taken into account in order to optimize the presentation of this information dependent on the device involved, and the level of criticality of the event scenario.

This is particularly significant during high stress situations when the surrounding environment may not be conducive to accurate decision making. Presentation devices may vary from a control room with a wall full of high resolution screens to an individual at home getting an alert on a SmartPhone. Taking advantage of the latest in Rich Internet Application tools enables the flexible presentation of information on a wide array of devices while maintaining information content and interface consistency. Embedding remote intelligence as deeply in the system as possible enables graphically oriented tools to control devices, rather than arcane proprietary commands. This also makes the system easier to learn and maintain, as these same tools are used in general IT operations.