Need for Visualization Technologies
Visualization technologies present the information generated by algorithms in an easy-to-understand manner that allows for quick and accurate decision making. It is also necessary to ensure that only the most up-to-date and relevant information is displayed to each end user.
A demonstration project has been set up in the EPRI Charlotte Lab to test and evaluate sensor-SCADA integration designed to provide enhanced visualization of sensor data.
The primary challenge of visualization technologies is ensuring that the correct information is provided in the appropriate format to the relevant user. There is also a danger of overloading operators and maintenance staff with too much information; it will be important to develop methods to prioritize information and alarms.