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ExperTune's New PlantTriage Measures Profit and Performance in Real-Time

May 052005
ExperTune's New PlantTriage Measures Profit and Performance in Real-Time
ExperTune's new addition to PlantTriage allows users to develop real-time profit and performance measures from process plant operating data. The new Equation Builder makes calculations on real-time data to generate profit measures from plant data in real time.

The new PlantTriage Equation Builder reads plant data from anywhere in your enterprise via OPC. Your own profit measures such as energy usage and plant throughput are then calculated from the plant data. The calculations can be simple or extremely involved and use a library of math functions. The calculation results are made available by a built-in OPC server for archiving or further analysis, including PlantTriage assessments.

"Energy usage can be continually assessed within PlantTriage," stated John Gerry, CEO and Founder, ExperTune. He continued, "Equation Builder combined with PlantTriage diagnoses poorly performing batch processes."

For example, it is possible to determine energy usage by combining temperature and flow mathematically in Equation Builder. The process engineer can continually assess Energy usage within PlantTriage so that any unusual disturbances are flagged by email.

Another example is asset management. All PlantTriage performance assessments are available via an OPC server. These assessments can be fed into Equation Builder and combined with other plant parameters to automatically trigger work orders when the plant is performing poorly.

About ExperTune:
For 19 years, ExperTune has created award winning optimization software that runs in thousands of plants world-wide. ExperTune's full suite of optimization tools is designed to increase the efficiency of processes. One of ExperTune’s products is PlantTriage which is an automatic diagnostic system for the entire plant, ensuring optimal operation. The company's analysis tools include simulation, modeling, robustness, linearization, valve wear analysis, pH linearizer, time series analysis, multivariable, statistical, frequency response, and PID tuning tools. ExperTune is a member of the OPC Foundation.

ExperTune Inc.
Lake Country Research Center
1020 James Drive, Suite A
Hartland, WI 53029-8305
voice: (262) 369-7711
FAX: (262) 369-7722
Website: www.expertune.com
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