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The pharmaceutical industry demands the ultimate in performance. You must meet exacting specifications in complex batch processes, every time, and document the results. Through engineering, design, commissioning, and qualification, the documentation of control system performance is critical.

ExperTune Tools Can Help

Make use of the following resources to design, validate, and maintain control system performance in your pharmaceutical facility. See how we can help with:

Tools for Validation

ExperTune has the tools you need to quantify control system operation and performance. This includes the ability to measure and analyze all of the following:

  • Speed and Accuracy of Controller Response
  • Process non-Linearity (pH)
  • Control Valve Performance
  • Controller Tuning
  • Instrument Noise and Filtering
  • Dynamic Process Modeling
  • Many, many more…

Tools for Validating Process Control

What do you measure to ensure the control system is performing properly? How can you show that the control system is capable of maintaining control of the process? How can you demonstrate that the control valve truly functions properly? Or that the controller can handle the inherent non-linearity of a pH loop?

Automatic Documentation of Control Performance

ExperTune's tools help you to answer all of these questions. With ExperTune's PID Loop Optimizer and PlantTriage®, you can:

  • Measure control loop performance
  • Use 6-sigma tools to understand process capability
  • Determine control valve performance
  • Analyze & compensate for non-linearities
  • Automatically document control performance
  • Document performance on a batch-by-batch basis.

Designed for Batch and Continuous Operations

The PlantTriage Performance Supervision System monitors the performance of your operation 24 hours a day. Where you have batch operations, PlantTriage organizes all the information by batch and product code. So you can quickly understand any differences between batches, between products, and over time.

Monitor On-Going Performance

Performance Supervision software looks after your hundreds of control loops, 24 hours a day. Based on criteria that you have set, the PlantTriage Performance Supervision System scans the entire process, finds the important information, filters it based on your needs, and notifies you directly.

Fully Integrated Modeling, Analysis, and Tuning

PlantTriage gathers process modeling data from normal operator activities, without any intervention from you.

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.

Tools for Your Role

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.

Advanced Controls

PlantTriage goes beyond single-loop analysis. We include tools for analysis of Cascade, Ratio, and Feedforward controls. Even 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.

Maintaining Security

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.

Gaining Alignment

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.

Expertise & Training

Experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry

ExperTune has been improving control system operation in the Pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. ExperTune's tools have been proven on a host of process unit operations in the pharmaceutical industry, including fermentation, filtration, precipitations, and many more. We can help you to define, supervise, and improve your process performance.


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