What Is Control Loop Performance Monitoring?
The PlantTriage® Control Loop Performance Monitoring (CLPM) system watches your plant 24 hours a day, then prioritizes and diagnoses each improvement opportunity. If you have hundreds or thousands of control loops, you can make your plant run better with PlantTriage.
BP reports that each refinery saves $1 million to $5 million per year with PlantTriage.
Read the Report "Staying in Control" on BP's web site.
Again and again, PlantTriage has proven its value in process plants. A typical plant will see:
- 0.5 to 2% energy savings. (See energy case studies)
- 1 to 10% production capacity increase. (See production case studies)
- 3-4 month return on investment. (See ROI case study)
- Faster startups. (See startup case studies)
- Improved product quality. (See quality case studies)
Monitor, 24 x 7
24 by 7 Monitoring of Control Loop Performance
PlantTriage never rests. It is watching your control system 24 hours a day. When problems occur, PlantTriage knows about it immediately, and it can let you know through alert messages, reports, and dashboards.
Data from Any DCS
PlantTriage is completely aware of your existing DCS, and its particular control algorithms and limitations. PlantTriage connects to any DCS that supports OPC connectivity. PlantTriage is certified OPC-Compliant.
PlantTriage can integrate with your own plant historian for the process data. In this case, PlantTriage reads the process data from your historian via industry standard OPC Historical Data Access or HDA.
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Prioritize, with Economics
Manage Hundreds or Thousands of Control Loops
Results are tracked, trended, and ranked by economic importance. PlantTriage displays all of the information in easy-to-understand, color-coded web-based graphics.
To manage hundreds or thousands of control loops, you need to focus your time and effort. With PlantTriage, prioritization and focus happen automatically. PlantTriage will automatically:
- Look at all your control loops, all the time
- Identify specific performance issues
- Prioritize according to both technical and economic factors
The biggest payback list identifies the top 10 opportunities for improvement.Biggest payback loops: Learn more
Treemaps: Learn more
Diagnostics and Advice: Help from the 100-Year-Old Engineer
Control magazine says PlantTriage "brings to users a cyber version of that all-important employee, the 100-year-old engineer". Decades of engineering experience have been coded into PlantTriage's diagnostic software. PlantTriage is constantly vigilant, 24x7, hunting down all signs of equipment and control performance issues.
With the wisdom of a "Super-Senior Engineer", you will discover hundreds of ways to improve your plant operation. PlantTriage incorporates hundreds of years of engineering experience in a sophisticated expert system. So you will get powerful, accurate diagnostics, and specific prioritized instructions making business-driven improvements.
PlantTriage never sleeps. It constantly monitors the performance of your plant. Using your existing control system as a window to the process, PlantTriage monitors:
Results are tracked, trended, and ranked by economic importance. PlantTriage displays all of the information in easy-to-understand web-based graphics.
Actionable Advice in PlantTriage Problem-Solvers
The advice from PlantTriage is actionable. You can take specific actions to correct each problem, making the plant run better each time. PlantTriage® Problem-Solvers are special reports that show the advice of the "100-year-old engineer".
Integrated Tools for Tuning
PlantTriage includes everything you need to resolve tuning problems. This includes:
- Active Model Capture, automatically identifies tuning issues
- ExperTune's PID Loop Optimizer
- Works directly with your existing control system.
- Find and resolve instrument, valve, and non-linearity issues
Using your existing control system as a window to the process, PlantTriage monitors the real-time performance of:
PlantTriage securely integrates to your control system. You can download new controller settings, tuning, and instrument filters directly into the control system.
Reporting & Dashboards
PlantTriage offers reports by web interface, by PDF, Excel, or email. You can even display results in graphical trends or color-coded dashboards.
Click here for more information on PlantTriage Reporting.
View All PlantTriage Features
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Get a Demonstration of PlantTriage
There is so much to see in PlantTriage. Get a private guided tour. Demo can be accomplished over the web, and takes about 1 hour.
Request a demonstration on-line or Contact ExperTune at +1 (262) 369 7711.