Control Loop Performance Monitoring Solution
Proactively identify control loop performance issues and systematically isolate the associated root-causes.
For most manufacturers it’s nearly impossible to know when PID controllers are underperforming until it’s too late. The changes in performance are often so subtle that they go unnoticed, and yet those changes can negatively affect both production and asset reliability. To make matters worse, even after problems are identified they can be a challenge to isolate the associated root-causes due to widespread loop interaction.
PlantESP proactively monitors control loop performance on a plant-wide basis. It provides advance warning of mechanical, tuning, and interaction issues using little more than your facility’s existing process data. PlantESP’s customizable alerts and reports keep users informed of changes while the application’s intuitive KPIs and advanced forensic tools simplify root-cause analysis. If your goals are to improve your facility’s operational intelligence and avoid the high costs of unplanned downtime, then get the benefit of ESP.
Control Loop Performance Monitoring Solution Features
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"PlantESP is a great example of advanced diagnostic technology that enables manufacturers to capture hidden value."
Timothy Johnson, Director of Partners and Strategic Alliances
Control Loop Performance Monitoring Solution Resources
Chemicals: Facilitating Decision-Making with Data
Mechanical issues can often go undetected for long periods of time, all the while negatively affecting a facility’s production throughput and efficiency. Although the responsibility of engineering staff is to root out and resolve such mechanical problems, they sometimes require multiple forms of proof before accepting the presence of poor process behavior.
Food & Beverage: Avoiding Issues with Actionable Reporting
While some PID controllers can operate loosely most control loops have strict limits within which they have to operate. That can be especially true for controllers deployed in the Food & Beverage sector. Tight control is often essential to maintaining high quality standards and to satisfying the requirements of industry regulators.
Basic Materials: Isolating Asset Inconsistencies
Consistency is a hallmark of world-class manufacturing. While engineers often focus on maintaining consistency within an individual line, most production supervisors and plant managers require a broader view.
Consumer Packaged Goods: Proactively Identifying Changes in Behavior
As consumers we all expect that the products we purchase meet a consistent standard of quality. That’s especially true for consumer packaged goods (CPG) as many such products either go in or go on our bodies.
Power & Utilities: Exposing Configuration Challenges
As an automation supervisor you trust each member of the team to do their job, but you also verify that the various tasks were done
Oil & Gas: Uncovering Hidden Reliability Issues
So you don’t know which of your plant’s 100s of valves are racing toward failure? No worries – PlantESP does.
Food & Beverage: Pinpointing the Root-Cause
This should be obvious: If there are a number of possible causes for an issue, then there is no one cause for which a corrective action can be both planned and executed…
Biotech & Pharma: Alerting Staff to Changing Environmental Conditions
Forget to check the weather? Don’t worry — PlantESP has you covered… The impact of a change in temperature was picked up even as production staff failed to notice.
Semiconductors: Detecting Unseen Process Deterioration
Incremental changes in performance can be nearly impossible to detect…
Pulp & Paper: Characterizing Mechanical Issues
It’s one thing to know the likelihood that a valve has Stiction. It’s another thing to know just how much Stiction there is…
Oil & Gas: Continuous Process Modeling and Optimization
Sit back and relax – the underperforming PID was easily spotted and optimal tuning parameters were already calculated…
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