Metso has welcomed a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. This version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability.
It provides a clearer view of Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) tuning benefits via a new Performance Evaluation dashboard and a Performance Summary panel. These features show the effect new tuning parameters will have on valve duty, relative response time, robustness, and performance.
In addition, the PlantTriage Level Wizard is an advanced tool that tunes level controllers for surge tanks. The purpose of surge tanks is to maintain a constant flow to the next stage of the process. Proper tuning guarantees maximum use of surge, while preventing the tank from emptying or overflowing. The Level Wizard helps to get the balance right.
The latest version also includes advances in cybersecurity. Users may now choose encryption on communications with PlantTriage servers. Other improvements make the browser interface more secure, robust, and less vulnerable to attack.
Expertune PlantTriage monitors plant control loops 24 hrs/d, diagnosing issues, and prioritising opportunities for improvement. It connects to any DCS that supports OPC connectivity; it can also be integrated with a plant historian for access to process data. With PlantTriage monitoring hundreds or even thousands of control loops, plant personnel can focus on the recommended improvements to deliver more results in less time.
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