The integration of new monitoring concepts, for example predictive maintenance, requires increased performance. Many control systems do not have the required level of performance because they have often been in operation for years or even decades. To enable sufficient monitoring of assets and devices such as pumps, the classical structure of the automation pyramid requires an enormous engineering effort.
NAMUR has developed the NAMUR Open Architecture digital solution, NOA for short, for this purpose. New and simpler monitoring approaches are possible via the use of a second communication channel.