FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition from Rockwell Automation is a new product that allows data collection to be performed in novel ways and applications. Remote data collection can be easily configured and deployed in an overall data collection strategy. Sub-second data collection is possible by collecting data at backplane speeds and archiving it locally. The information can then be transferred via low bandwidth networks to a PI System without loss of data. More reliable and granular data collection is achieved when not relying on network and/or computer uptime. These features were critical to Enbridge when looking at FactoryTalk Historian ME for data collection on a pipeline system with over 150 pump stations spread out across the Midwest. Traditionally Enbridge had limited history on their pump stations because only a subset of the available station data is captured at relatively low intervals thru the SCADA system and is then transferred to the central PI Server. With the new local embedded Historians, data can be collected at much faster scan rates and the data is instantly accessible from the embedded Historian at the local pump station. In addition, the data will be available thru a web based reporting and trending tool. The reporting system, based on Microsoft SharePoint, can report from both the central data on the PI System, or directly on the data at the pump stations depending on the application and the need. Because the Historian ME is embedded in the PLC backplane, and the PLC applications are identical on all the pump stations, deployment has been easy and quick. Already, 55 units have been deployed on the pipeline with a total goal of 150 to be deployed by the end of project. Although the system is not yet fully developed or deployed, it has already demonstrated its potential. One example was providing a motor running temperature history on a 3000 horsepower pump-motor that was suspected to be running hot and needing to be removed for refurbishing. The data collected did not support the theory, thus saving considerable downtime and money. Another was interrogating the local station configuration information previously only available by accessing the PLClogic directly and generating reports on it.