You already have the data. PlantESP provides the insight.

PlantESP control monitoring software leverages your existing process data to identify and isolate production performance issues. It connects directly to your facility’s data historian(s), allowing PlantESP to complement any automation environment whether DCS– or PLC-based. Plug-ins exist for all major historians including OSIsoft PI, Aspen IP-21, Canary Labs, and other private-labelled solutions.

Tag Requirements

In all likelihood, you already have the tags.  PlantESP control monitoring software can put them to work and pave the way to optimized process performance.  With access to the right process and controller data PlantESP can begin to baseline your facility’s control loop performance virtually overnight.  Configuration is simple and allows users to focus on the things that matter most – increasing production throughput and efficiency.  Tag requirements include the following:

  • Process Variable (PV)
  • Controller Output (CO)
  • Set Point (SP)
  • Controller Mode
  • Enable/In Service Tag (Optional)
  • Controller P-Term (Optional)
  • Controller I-Term (Optional)
  • Controller D-Term (Optional)
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It’s generally understood that faster data provides better resolution for analysis.  Even so, many data historians are limited in terms of either the speed of the data collected and/or the compression applied to the data’s storage.  PlantESP control monitoring software can be deployed with an optional micro-historian to overcome the limitations of process data.

  • Sub-second collection speeds
  • Minimal data compression
  • Easy deployment/configuration

Graphical User Interface

PlantESP provides ready access to your production facility’s performance information from any Intranet-enabled computer through its graphical user interface.  Reports and performance widgets are generated using Microsoft’s Silverlight technology and viewable using Internet Explorer 7 or greater.  The control monitoring software’s graphical design features intuitive, color-coded gauges and trends that make it easy to assess control from a plant-wide basis down to the status of individual PID controllers.

Whether you’re a typical user or an application administrator, the simplicity of PlantESP’s user interface makes your job easy.  The application is highly customizable, allowing information to be presented according to your needs.

Data Connectivity

Accessing process data from your facility’s data historian shouldn’t be difficult.  PlantESP control monitoring software makes connecting easy by using common data communications and querying protocols such as OPC-HDA, OLE-DB, ODBC, and SQL Queries.  PlantESP is unique in that it can also connect direct to most historians using their proprietary connectors such as the PI-SDK for OSIsoft’s PI data historian, Proficy-API for GE Proficy Historian.

The PlantESP server links directly to your facility’s data historian.  It operates as a one-way street, accessing data for the sole purpose of analysis and never pushing data back to or altering data in the historian.

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