PlantTriage® Automatically Finds Root Cause of Upsets

8th August 2011
Posted By : ES Admin
PlantTriage® Automatically Finds Root Cause of Upsets
ExperTune’s PlantTriage software now automatically finds the root cause of process upsets. The latest advance, “Root Cause Finder™”, automates the in-depth analysis that was previously performed by an experienced engineer
The new technology works by evaluating correlations between instrument readings throughout an entire manufacturing facility. Upsets that start in one part of the plant are reflected in the data patterns from other parts of the plant. By evaluating the correlations between these patterns, and the time-shift from one to the other, PlantTriage is able to determine the most likely sources of process variation.

George Buckbee, Vice President of ExperTune, comments “Process plants can be very complex, and root cause can be difficult to find. Our clients have been able to uncover the root cause of many difficult problems, often within minutes. This is a real ‘needle in a haystack’ type of tool.”

Using advanced mathematical techniques, the Root Cause Finder™ works without requiring any process models or other prior knowledge of the process.

Root Cause Finder™ results are displayed graphically, at the top of PlantTriage’s “Process Interaction Map”. This display also shows other affected process areas. The color-coded results show the extent and the time-lag of the cause.

John Gerry, President and Founder of ExperTune, adds “Our clients have seen literally millions of dollars in savings from people using PlantTriage Interaction Analysis. With Root Cause Finder™, the average plant engineer can look like a genius.”

You must be logged in to comment

Write a comment

No comments

Sign up to view our publications

Sign up

Sign up to view our downloads

Sign up

embedded world 2020
25th February 2020
Germany Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
Vietnam International Defense & Security Exhibition 2020
4th March 2020
Vietnam National Convention Center, Hanoi
Wearable Tech Show 2020
10th March 2020
United Kingdom The Business Design Centre, London
IoT Tech Expo 2020
17th March 2020
United Kingdom Olympia London
LOPEC 2020
24th March 2020
Germany Messe München