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Enhancing Operational Visibility with SCADA Systems during Shutdowns


Shutdowns are a critical part of any industrial operation, often involving complex procedures and significant downtime. In such scenarios, maintaining operational visibility is crucial to ensure efficiency and safety. This is where Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and digital workflow procedure builders like FAT FINGER come into play.

Understanding SCADA Systems

SCADA systems are essential for industrial processes, providing real-time data and control over equipment and operations. They offer a centralized system to monitor and control industrial processes, from manufacturing to power generation, and from water treatment to oil and gas refining.

The Role of FAT FINGER in Enhancing Operational Visibility

Build digital workflows with FAT FINGER

FAT FINGER is a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time. It allows you to build checklists, workflows, and digital procedures that unlock operational excellence. With features like Drag & Drop Workflow Builder, Mobile & Desktop Workflows, Dashboards, Integrations, Augmented Reality, Connect IoT Devices, and Artificial Intelligence Coaching, FAT FINGER provides a comprehensive solution for operational visibility.

How SCADA Systems and FAT FINGER Improve Shutdown Operations

SCADA systems and FAT FINGER can significantly enhance operational visibility during shutdowns in several ways:

  • Real-time Data: SCADA systems provide real-time data, allowing operators to make informed decisions. FAT FINGER’s dashboards and integrations further enhance this capability.
  • Improved Communication: FAT FINGER’s mobile and desktop workflows ensure seamless communication between teams, reducing errors and improving efficiency.
  • Proactive Maintenance: With predictive maintenance features, FAT FINGER allows teams to address potential issues before they lead to shutdowns.
  • Enhanced Safety: FAT FINGER’s safety solutions, including Take 5 Safety, Near miss reporting, JSA / JHA, Risk Assessment, and Incident reporting, ensure a safe working environment during shutdowns.


SCADA systems and digital workflow procedure builders like FAT FINGER are revolutionizing shutdown operations. They provide real-time data, improve communication, enable proactive maintenance, and enhance safety, significantly improving operational visibility during shutdowns. Whether you’re in manufacturing, power generation, water treatment, or oil and gas refining, these tools can help you achieve operational excellence.

Ready to enhance your operational visibility during shutdowns? Sign up for FAT FINGER or request a demo today to see how our solutions can transform your operations.