Real-time application platform for optimization of process operations
PAS has released PlantState Suite 5.0, which has been enhanced to include a number of embedded capabilities that, until now, have only been available as separate products from various vendors.
Highlights of the key capabilities embedded in Suite 5.0 include:
Event Historian for collection of events from process monitoring and control systems, including process alarms, operator logbook entries, or any other event;
OPC Server for the transfer of data as collected via the PlantState system interfaces to other applications and/or systems using the OPC protocol;
APC Studio for development of real-time calculations and advanced control strategies, including simulation and deployment testing; and
APC Online to provide real-time I/O from PlantState applications to various distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers and other plant-floor devices.
PlantState now supports a broader range of real-time performance improvement applications:
Advanced process control of linear and non-linear systems;
Alarm management for a wide range of process control systems;
Control loop monitoring and controller tuning of field control devices; and
User-defined key performance indicator (KPI) calculation and reporting.
— Richard Phelps , senior editor, Control Engineering