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Control Loop Tools for Quality Personnel

PlantTriage Control Loop Monitor looks after your thousands of control loops, 24 hours a day. Based on criteria that you have set, the PlantTriage Control Loop Monitor scans the entire process, finds the important information, filters it based on your needs, and notifies you directly.

PlantTriage has all the tools you need to diagnose and solve problems with valves, sensors, and controller tuning. PID Loop Optimizer is an integrated component of PlantTriage.

Find Intermittent Problems with Alerts

With PlantTriage, you can define an alert that will be triggered whenever a certain condition occurs. PlantTriage will notify you whenever the condition occurs. For example, if you have a sensor that occasionally has high noise, you can have a message sent to your pager when this happens.

Problem-Solver Reports for Quality

No matter what your level of experience, the Problem-Solvers will help to point you in the right direction. Time savings come from PlantTriage prioritizing the issues for every instrument and every control valve in your plant.

Each Problem-Solver Report also gives specific advice for how to resolve the problem. For example, PlantTriage identifies whether an oscillation is caused from a tuning problem and a valve problem.

Biggest Payback Loops—Problem Solver

Displays the Top 10 Payback Loops

With the Biggest Payback Loops, PlantTriage looks at your entire plant, and prioritizes all of the control loop problems. The top 10 loops are shown in a web browser interface. Loop ranking includes economic significance, so if 2 loops with different economic importance have the same health, the one worth more bubbles to the top. They can also be scheduled to be emailed daily, weekly, or monthly, so you get the information you need, when you need it.

Like everything else in PlantTriage, the Biggest Payback Loops is being updated all the time. When equipment starts to fail, you can be notified right away.

"I have a PlantTriage report that I check every morning. Overnight, PlantTriage said there was a problem with a repulper valve. Within an hour, there was a sheet break, and the repulper valve stuck fully open, causing a machine shut down. PlantTriage saw that problem before the operators did."
—Maintenance Engineer on a Paper machine

Loop Diagnosis—Problem Solver

Simple Loop Diagnosis

PlantTriage automatically diagnoses every control loop in your plant, and provides a text diagnosis. Example diagnostics include:

  • Flat-lining
  • Sensor Failed or Huge Span
  • Excessive Noise
  • Excess Valve Travel
  • Oscillation—Tuning
  • Unable to hold set point
  • Ineffective Derivative

You will save time and effort by knowing exactly where to look, and exactly what to look for.

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. Click here for more on training.

Get a Demonstration of PlantTriage

There is so much to see in PlantTriage. Get a private guided tour. Demo can be accomplished over the web, and takes about 1 hour.

Request a demonstration on-line or Contact ExperTune at +1 (262) 369 7711.


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