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Mining and metals operations are subject to highly variable raw materials, extreme operating conditions, and remote operation. Improved control of the process is required to deliver improved results.
PlantTriage delivers improved production rates and quality at reduced cost. Mines and metals processing operations worldwide have received these benefits. View our Case Studies to learn how others have saved with PlantTriage.
Experience in the Metals and Mining Industry
ExperTune has been improving control in the Metals and Mining industry for over 20 years. ExperTune's tools have been tested in copper mines, iron mines, aluminum plants, steel mills, cement plants and Potash, just to name a few.
Our service and training partners have excellent depth of experience in this industry, too. This means that you get a complete solution with PlantTriage.
Control Loop Monitoring software looks after your thousands of control loops, 24 hours a day. Based on criteria that you have set, the PlantTriage Control Loop Monitoring System scans the entire process, finds the important information, filters it based on your needs, and notifies you directly.
PlantTriage is a proven solution in this industry. Some of our users have allowed us to share their stories with you. To see how some metals companies have delivered bottom-line value with PlantTriage, click here.
Each case study gives you some insight into how PlantTriage helps to solve real problems in real mines and processing plants.
Seeing it All
Because PlantTriage is web-enabled, you can access the information from anywhere: from your office, from the mine, or even from your web-enabled cell phone. Imagine how much time you can save with direct access to real-time plant performance information.
The Big Picture
PlantTriage's Dashboard displays concentrated information so that you can see at a glance exactly what information you want. Because the information is provided in a web browser interface, you can get all this information from your desktop computer. For example, the TreeMap, shown here, is a new, powerful visualization tool that helps focus your attention on the "Hot Spots".Learn more about the TreeMap
And The Intimate Details
As you Drill-Down into the data, PlantTriage quickly brings you to the detailed root-cause information. With custom Dashboards, you get all the detailed information that you need to solve problems with instrumentation, controllers, and valves.
Fully Integrated Modeling, Analysis, and Tuning
Your time is valuable. You shouldn't have to waste time piecing together information from 5 different sources. PlantTriage® automatically gathers data, identifies process models, completes assessments, and notifies you of the results. It does all of this during normal process operation, without any interventions or process bumping required from you. The results can be delivered to you as an email, or displayed in your user-customized web browser interface.
For detailed loop analysis, the data is automatically passed, in context, to ExperTune's PID Tuner/Analyzer.
Knowing What to Do About It
PlantTriage® tools are designed to make the analysis easy. You will see charts and graphs of the information that is important to you. Whether you are in Maintenance, Operations, Management, or Engineering, PlantTriage® can show you exactly what you need to see to make decisions.
Tools to help you in your job:
Powerful, award-winning, state-of-the-art control loop analysis tools are included with PlantTriage. Control Engineers have every possible advantage to identify process models, tune control loops, diagnose instrument and valve problems.
PlantTriage goes beyond single-loop analysis. Model-predictive Controllers can also be supervised within PlantTriage. At a glance, you can see when and where MPC controllers are constrained, and even receive notifications when the model and process are not tracking closely.
Fixing the Fundamentals
The best APC package in the world is useless if your valves are not performing. ExperTune's experience has been that over 30% of valves in Refinery operations have performance issues. This includes problems with stiction, hysteresis, valve sizing, and slow response. PlantTriage helps to identify when valves are having problems. The included PID Tuner/Analyzer package can help you to troubleshoot and identify exactly what is wrong while the process is running.
With its secure web-browser access, PlantTriage keeps end users and their heavy data demands off of the control network. Optional Shadow Server technology can be applied for an even greater measure of security.
No matter what your role, you don't run the plant by yourself. Many other people are involved in making decisions that affect production, maintenance, finances, and quality. PlantTriage and PID Tuner provide out-of-the-box reporting tools that help you to make your case. You can even email these reports directly to you, export data to Excel for further analysis or to include in a presentation. This helps everyone to see the problem as you see it, and makes gaining alignment faster than ever.
Control Loop Optimization
PlantTriage includes a copy of ExperTune PID Tuner/Analyzer, repeatedly recognized by users as the #1 controller tuning software package. This includes tools for PID Tuning, Linearization, and Optimization. Learn more about control loop optimization.
Develop Your Expertise
The way to improve your career is develop yourself. ExperTune's training programs provide a mix of theory and practice to help you to solve problems quickly. Join one of our training sessions or schedule one for your site.
Training courses for every step in your career. Whether you are just starting out, or you are an experienced loop optimizer, you will get practical guidance from our experienced instructors.