Posts Tagged ‘KPIs’
PI Asset Framework: Analytical Pros and Cons
OSIsoft’s PI System dominates the data historian market. A reason for the PI System’s success is its use of the Asset Framework (AF) feature. First introduced in 2007, AF provides…Read More
Process Analytics and the Use of KPIs
Control Station is the leading platform-independent provider of process analytics and optimization solutions. We offer solutions that make optimization easy. A lot has been written in journals and trade publications…Read More
3 Truths of Process Analytics and Optimization
The pursuit of optimized production is not as farfetched as it used to be. Today’s manufacturers have access to more useful data, and they possess advanced tools that supply more…Read More
March 25, 2021 – Process Analytics Solution from Control Station Speeds Up Access to Performance Intelligence
Rapid Baseline Builder Delivers Actionable Insights 90% Faster Today Control Station formally designated the data processing utility within its PlantESP solution as Rapid Baseline Builder™. The utility allows for rapid…Read More
FEBRUARY 2018 – THINK YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF DATA? THINK AGAIN!
This article explores the data requirements that allow plant-wide monitoring and diagnostic technologies to accurately characterize changes in performance. In particular, it examines the requirements of key performance indices (KPIs)…Read More
Uncover the Possibilities: KPIs
Some control loop performance monitoring solutions overwhelm users with an abundance of complex KPIs. Others offer metrics that are overly simplistic and offer limited value. PlantESP is different.Read More
What are the differences between Industry 4.0, Big Data and the IIoT?
A few buzzwords seem to dominate today’s manufacturing trade press. Big Data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Industry 4.0 are a few of the big ideas that are currently crowding out other topics. Unfortunately, all too often these three terms are being used interchangeably and that routinely results in confusion.Read More
What should you consider when tuning PID controllers?
Knowing how to tune a PID loop while satisfying its unique control objective is critical. Fortunately there is a group of descriptive statistics that characterizes a controller’s core performance attributes and that helps you to get the tunings right each time. Below are four (4) KPIs that process control experts frequently use when determining if their new PID tuning parameters are right for the job.Read More
Fewer Metrics Leads to Better Results
Big Data and IIoT have captured the automation industry’s imagination. A key take-away from all that’s been written is that plant data holds the key to making many production processes safer, more efficient, and more profitable. While there’s growing evidence that Big Data and IIoT are delivering meaningful value, some scientists have begun to wonder if there is a limit to the amount of information that is actually helpful. They’ve posed the question: At what point does information become detrimental to the people who rely on it?Read More
What Does Controller Output Reveal About FCE Health and Asset Reliability?
Remember the Far Side? Of course you do, but do you remember the one depicting the boy who leans his whole body forward as he pushes against a door that clearly reads “Pull”? Although the sign leading up to the building shows “Midvale School for the Gifted” this particular student doesn’t seem to get it. Any possibility of progress is blocked by a physical constraint…Read More