Software pinpoints process interactions

Platform indicates where and how process loops interact in real time.


ExperTune's PlantTriage software now includes a new tool that indicates plant interactions graphically, in a way that allows engineers and operators to understand in new ways how the process operates.

The browser-based Interaction Hot Spots tool is now included with PlantTriage control loop monitor.some interaction, and red indicates strong interaction. On a single Web page, users can see all of the significant interactions in the entire plant. This can help pinpoint the root cause of process upsets while providing data to help improve quality, energy, production rate, and process uptime.

The platform has interactive tools to help understand and analyze the data. Using a slider, users can filter the display to show only the most significant interactions. Drop-down menus allow users to narrow the scope of an effort, and focus on just a few unit operations.

"Many plants have huge real-time databases, but they haven't been getting the value from them,” says John Gerry, president of ExperTune. “Now we have the software and computing power to extract meaningful information and present it in simple, graphical displays. Leveraging this information, engineers can solve problems in minutes, rather than weeks."

According to the company, users can click on a process Interaction Hot Spot to start a detailed investigation. This launches a context-sensitive drill-down into the relevant data from the related loops. This includes display of real-time process variable trends and a process interaction map. This information can help establish the root cause of interaction problems in a matter of minutes.

There are many uses for the Interaction Hot Spots.this is a very powerful combination."

—Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, ,
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