Viewing the Blind Spot Widget

About the Blind Spot Widget

A Blind Spot is referred to a machine whose health status is unknown and poses a risk to production. The health status may be unknown as the machine is not undergone data collection testing for some time or has missed the compliance periodicity.

At the plant level, the Blind Spot widget provides details about plant or facility that have these blind spots, indicating that one or more machines available in the plant or facility have not undergone data collection testing for some time or have missed their compliance periodicity.

At the asset level, the widget provides specific information about individual machines. It includes the number of days that have passed since the machine was due for data collection, the compliance periodicity (the expected interval between data collection tests), and the timestamp for the last data collection.

By monitoring and addressing these blind spots, plant operators can reduce potential, unknown production risks by identifying machines that require attention or additional testing to ensure their health and reliability. This data can be used to prioritize maintenance efforts and ensure that all assets are properly assessed and maintained in order to avoid unexpected failures or production disruptions.

The following factors can affect the Blind Spots:

  • Time since Last Known Diagnostic Result for an Asset: The time since an asset's last known diagnostic result affects the accuracy and reliability of available health information. Longer intervals between diagnostic assessments increase the possibility of blind spots due to potential changes or developments in the asset's condition.
  • Missed Compliance Periodicity: Failure to follow compliance periodicity increases the possibility of blind spots, as important assessments or inspections may go unnoticed.
  • Operational Significance: Blind spots can vary in operational significance depending on the asset's importance to the overall production or process. Assets with higher operational significance should be given more attention and proactive monitoring in order to reduce blind spots that could impact productivity, safety, or reliability.
  • Severity at Last Known Status: Machines with EXTREME or SERIOUS faults during the previous test pose higher risks and require immediate attention.

About the Blind Spot Details Page

At the plant level, the View Details button on the Blind Spots widget enables you to view the blind spots for the plant.

The following columns are displayed:

Column Name Description
Asset Name The name of the machine referred to as a blind spot.
Days Past Due Date Displays the number of days that have passed since the asset was last due for data collection. It indicates how long it has been since the asset should have undergone data collection based on the defined periodicity.
Compliance Periodicity Displays the periodicity or interval at which data collection testing should be conducted for the machine.
Last Known Severity Displays the overall severity level of the asset based on the last data collection. It represents the severity or criticality of any identified faults associated with the machine.
Last Collection Displays the timestamp for the last data collection. It indicates the most recent date on which data was collected and analyzed to assess the asset's health and performance.
Op. Sig. (Operational Significance) Displays the operational significance setting for the asset. It is typically rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 indicating the asset's highest importance to production. This rating helps in the prioritization of assets based on their impact on production operations.
MID (Machine Internal Design) Displays the diagnostic rules template or configuration specific to the machine.
Plant Displays the plant with which the machine is associated. It identifies the location where the machine is installed or in operation.
Area Displays the area within the plant to which the machine is assigned.




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