ExperTune PlantTriage Assesses Batch Process Performance
ExperTune's new release of PlantTriage assesses the performance of batch processes. It pinpoints areas where improvements can increase yields, throughput, and decrease turnaround times. Once the areas are identified, specific analysis recommendations are made to improve the control of the batch process.
PlantTriage prioritizes areas for improvement, so personnel are focused on the most profitable areas. It also directs engineers to the product codes where the greatest profit improvements can be made.
A new equation builder allows assessments of batches to be synchronized to periods within a batch when the control loops are operating. This eliminates erroneous assessments of data during batch filling, emptying, heat-up or other irrelevant times
PlantTriage automatically performs 46 assessments on every controller on each batch process. Assessment and diagnosis include detecting oscillations, non-intrusive field instrument diagnosis, controller performance, interaction detection, process modeling, and control system availability. It connects to automation control systems via industry standard OPC or OPC HDA.
For 19 years, ExperTune has created award winning optimization software that runs in thousands of plants world-wide. ExperTune's full suite of optimization tools is designed to increase the efficiency of processes. PlantTriage is an automatic diagnostic system for the entire plant, ensuring optimal operation. The company's analysis tools include simulation, modeling, robustness, linearization, valve wear analysis, pH linearizer, time series analysis, multivariable, statistical, frequency response, and PID tuning tools.