Thursday, December 23, 2010

Trend the process on your mobile device

ExperTune’s PlantTriage now provides real-time trending of process variables on your mobile phone.  Live data from a control system is relayed to your cell phone’s browser.  This feature allows users to have immediate access to control-room data, even when working remotely out in the plant.
Proven in hundreds of plants worldwide, the PlantTriage control performance monitoring system automatically diagnoses and prioritizes process, control, and instrumentation problems, 24 hours a day.  Integrated analysis and tuning tools improve plant results by focusing effort on the most critical issues. 
“Once you detect a physical problem with an instrument or a valve, you may have to walk 15 minutes to repair it.  Once it is repaired, you need to see if you truly fixed the problem.  Rather than walk back to the control room, now you can simply check your phone.” says George Buckbee, ExperTune’s Vice President of Product Development.
The trending tools provide immediate trends of process variables, setpoints, and controller outputs.  Users can zoom, span and scale the trends to see details. Other features of the PlantTriage Control Performance Monitor are also available directly via a cell phone browser.  For example, users can browse through reports and dashboards that pinpoint instrument issues, valve issues, and tuning problems. 
John Gerry, President of ExperTune, adds, “These mobile tools add a new level of efficiency for plant engineers and technicians.  By eliminating wasted time, plants can focus more effort in the right place.”
The new tools are included in the version 10 release of ExperTune’s PlantTriage software. 

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