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PlantTriage® Version 12

The latest version of PlantTriage makes it easier than ever to get the most value from your control system. With version 12 you get simpler configuration, faster performance, a re-designed user interface, better analytical tools, and a greatly improved tool set for advanced controls. Contact ExperTune today to find out how you can get these new benefits.

Auto-Configuration

Auto Configuration enables you to set up PlantTriage loops with minimal effort. It uses the OPC Browse feature to query OPC Servers for a list of all loops and their properties. In PlantTriage 12, Yokogawa Centum and MetsoDNA DCS systems are supported. Further DCS systems will be added in future releases.

The advantage to an auto configuration is obviously a time-saving convenience, but eliminates manual input errors, maintenance and easily up-datable.

Model Predictive Control Monitoring

The new software performs continuous assessments of the performance of Model Predictive Controls (MPC). These assessments are used to diagnose issues with:

  • Disturbance Variables (DVs)
  • Controlled Variables (CVs)
  • Manipulated Variables (MVs)
  • MPC Controller itself

Some of the new metrics include:

  • Effective Controller On-time
  • Controller Health
  • Time at Constraints
  • Model Prediction Error
  • Oscillation Detection

User Interface Re-Design

We have taken extensive user feedback, and re-designed the PlantTriage user interface. This makes it easier and faster to navigate to the information that you want to see.

The PlantTriage Performance Dashboard has a new look and feel

  • We have incorporated the charts and graphs, a familiarity from V11. They can be viewed at your convenience by selecting one of the options.
  • New to the freshened look is a headline scroll feature.

Simplified Navigation

You will now find it easier than ever to move around within PlantTriage. A new standard for browser page layout, settings/configuration, and navigation is now in place. The navigation menus have been re-designed to make it easier to get from anywhere to anywhere. Search capabilities have been improved.

We have been particularly attentive to the needs of new users, who may have been overwhelmed by the many choices and features of PlantTriage.

Remembers Your Place

PlantTriage remembers which loop you are working with, as well as, displays for the full name, and now highlights the key information on every report that you open. This helps you to maintain focus as you work with the many tools in PlantTriage.

More Modern Look and Feel

3-D elements add to the graphical appeal of PlantTriage.

Personalized Newsletter

A personalized newsletter now keeps you informed about your plant. The newsletter focuses specifically on those items of interest to you, based on your role, your unit areas, and your history.

You can now also subscribe to reports delivered in Excel format.

More Analytical Tools

New analytical tools help you to get even more value from PlantTriage. For example, X-Y plots have been integrated into the interaction analysis. As always, you can easily export your results to share with others.

Enhanced AMCT Models

PlantTriage's unique AMCT (Active Model Capture Technology) algorithm has been refined and improved. The new algorithm accurately finds more process models. AMCT finds process models from naturally occurring set point changes or from controller output changes when loops are in manual - There is no need to induce disturbances into your process.

Faster System Performance

We have given PlantTriage a turbo-charged engine. We have re-designed the internal operation of historian, database, assessment calculations, retrieval, and display generation. PlantTriage now performs faster, with greater stability, and greater capacity to add functionality in the future.

Support for PV-Only Loops

You asked for it, and now we have it. We have modified PlantTriage to support the creation of PV-Only Loops. This makes it very simple to add analysers, stand-alone instruments, weather, and other non-controls information into PlantTriage.




 

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