For most manufacturers it’s nearly impossible to know when PID controllers are underperforming until it’s too late. The changes in performance are often so subtle that they go unnoticed, and yet those changes can negatively affect both production and asset reliability. To make matters worse, even after problems are identified they can be a challenge to isolate the associated root-causes due to widespread loop interaction.
PlantESP proactively monitors control loop performance on a plant-wide basis. It provides advance warning of mechanical, tuning, and interaction issues using little more than your facility’s existing process data. PlantESP’s customizable alerts and reports keep users informed of changes while the application’s intuitive KPIs and advanced forensic tools simplify root-cause analysis. If your goals are to improve your facility’s operational intelligence and avoid the high costs of unplanned downtime, then get the benefit of ESP.
Apex Automation is a distributor of this innovative field technician tool. UtiliShelf Magnetic Desk revolutionary design makes it possible for workers to get more done in the field, hands-free and stay organized.
Aegex Technologies provides intrinsically safe solutions for the world’s most hazardous industrial operations in oil and gas, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, public safety, utilities and other industries with explosive environments.
The Indurad company is a spin-off of a research project based at the University of Aachen (RWTH). It started in 2003 with the aim of testing various technologies for use in mining – specifically for 3D surface scanning under harsh conditions. Those tests have clearly shown that radar was the best suited among laser, ultrasonic and other technologies for the conditions to be expected in mining and other heavy industries – dirt, rain, fog, snow, high and low temperatures. Time has proven us right: To this day, Indurad has not had a single case of sensor failure due to conditions that usually take other sensors out of the game.