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Case Studies—By Industry

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Utilities

Pharmaceuticals

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Metals and Mining

Case Studies—By Type of Result

Our software can deliver bottom-line results in a variety of ways. Select the type of results that interest you from the menu at left, or scroll down this page to see a listing of case studies from each result area.

  Bottom-Line Benefits

PlantTriage delivers bottom-line benefits to energy, quality, and production rate. These case studies provide a high-level overview of PlantTriage's ability to impact the bottom line.

Over 2% Energy Savings

Chemical Plant Saves 2.7% Energy

PlantTriage Drives Savings in Energy, Quality

By focusing PlantTriage on plant stability and energy reduction, this plant received a huge payout - a 2.7% reduction in energy costs. They also saw better product quality as a result.

Download the Case Study (PDF) to learn how they did it.


Control Stability Delivers Chemical Savings

Control Stability Delivers Chemical Savings in a Pulp Mill

The Return on Investment for this project was well under 12 months. Saul Mtakula of Canfor Pulp shares a case study in bleach plant optimization. By focusing PlantTriage on the bleaching area, Saul and his team were able to reduce chemical usage.

This paper was presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

  • Author: Saul Mtakula, Canfor Pulp
  • Format: PDF

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Bottom-Line Benefits

Executive Perspective: Bottom-Line Benefits Video

Bottom-Line Benefits of Performance Supervision
Senior V.P. of Operations at Columbian Chemicals discusses the benefits of PlantTriage
June, 2006
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Windows WMV, 03:58

Energy Savings

Through reduced variability and elimination of oscillations, it is typical for a plant to see between 0.5% and 2% reduction in total energy costs. The following case studies provide some examples.

New approach for control loop management and optimization in iron ore concentration plants at Vale

New approach for control loop management and optimization in iron ore concentration plants at Vale

Can you imagine generating an extra $30 Million profit for your company? This team at Vale did just that, using PlantTriage and a focused effort to reduce variability. See how they cut energy costs, and recovered hundreds of thousands of tons of wasted material.

This paper was presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

  • Author: Daniel Codo de Fariap
  • Format: PDF

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Better Control-Loop Management Lowers Energy Costs

Control Loop Management Lowers Energy Costs

An Instant Improvement to Distillation

Hydrocarbon Magazine, 2011

A small group of engineers at LyondellBasell generate instant energy savings on a distillation column. This article was published in Hydrocarbon Processing magazine. Find out how PlantTriage pointed this team directly to the major problem on this column, driving steam costs down within just a few hours.

  • Authors: Gilbert Montes & Lothar Lang, Lyondell, and John Mahlstedt, Equistar
  • Format: PDF

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SABIC Cuts Costs with PlantTriage

SABIC Saves $1 Million/Year in Energy Costs

SABIC Improves Plant Stability and Cuts Costs
PlantTriage Interaction Mapping identifies root cause of upsets
March 2009
One-Page Summary by the Aberdeen Group.
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Detailed Briefing by Tom Fiske, Senior Analyst at ARC
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Energy Savings

10% Energy Savings: Video Case Study

Energy Savings Program at Columbian Chemicals
Operators, Engineers, and Managers discuss energy savings achieved.
June, 2006
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Windows WMV, 02:59

Production Increases

PlantTriage identifies process constraints by scanning for control loops that are repeatedly at their limits of operation. Several clients have used this to their advantage, to increase production rate. Furthermore, increased process stability often allows process plants to run faster. Review these case studies to learn how our clients have achieved faster production rates.

Case Study Showing Production Increase

Utility Sees 2.5% Production Increase

Power Plant Speeds Up, Reduces Downtime
Over $2 Million per year Additional Profit

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PDF, 2 pages.
4% Production Increase at LaFarge Brazil

4% Production Increase at LaFarge Cement

Performance Assessment, Diagnostics, and Tuning at a Cement Plant
Inventory and Quality Control Improvements Achieved

Presentation at ExperTune User Conference
April 2007
Bernardo Soares Torres, M. Sc.
pdf, 24 pages
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Faster Plant Start-Up

During the start-up of a new plant, you need to know what is working properly, and what is not. PlantTriage pinpoints problem areas during start-up, so you can resolve them immediately. Several clients have reported dramatic savings by using PlantTriage during plant startup. Learn more by reviewing these case studies.

As Published in Chemical Processing

"Fastest Start-Up in Company History"

Plant Manager, Borealis

Control Performance Supervision Enhances Revamp
Upgraded ethylene cracker achieves targeted production rates in record time

Article in Chemical Processing
Apr 2008
Mikko Ronka, Borealis
PDF
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Kruger Paper Shaves 4 Months Off Start-Up

Paper Mill Starts Up 4 Months Early
Video Case Study

Fast Start-Up and Efficient Operation
Plant also achieves over $1 Million in on-going annual savings.
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Windows WMV, 12:06

Leverage Engineering Expertise

PlantTriage Enterprise Edition shows you the performance of the entire company, and lets you drill down to individual control loops. Review these case studies to see how PlantTriage can help to leverage engineers from around your company.

Enterprise-Wide Monitoring

Enterprise-Wide Monitoring:
Video Case Study

Worldwide plants benefit from PlantTriage remote access.
Direct and indirect savings are reported.
June, 2006
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Windows WMV, 03:37
Over $1 Million Savings

10% Production Increase Using Remote Monitoring

Remote Monitoring with PlantTriage Enterprise Edition
Identified opportunities with materials, energy, equipment, quality, and production.
Chris McAnarney, Imerys
ExperTune User Conference, April 2007
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PDF of powerpoint presentation

Quality Improvement & Variability Reduction

Reducing variability, gives you better quality. This saves money by reducing waste, scrap, and recycle. In some cases, high quality/low variability product can be sold at a premium price. See these case studies to see how PlantTriage has help people to improve quality.

Video Case Study: Variability Reduction

Process and Product Improvement Through Variability Reduction

Process and Product Improvement Through Variability Reduction
Features interviews with Plant and Corporate Personnel.
June, 2006
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Windows WMV, 03:51
Steel Plant Variability Cut in 3

66% Variability Reduction at Steel Plant
...also Delivers Energy Savings

Use of Control Loop Assessment and Tuning Software for Optimization of a Metallurgical Furnace
Plant now operates in Automatic mode.

Presentation at ExperTune User Conference
April 2007
Lúcio Fábio Passos, UFMG
pdf, 17 pages
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