Press release October 18, 2016 02:00:00 PM CET

Metso's upgraded PlantTriage software simplifies real-time performance management and strengthens cybersecurity

Metso's upgraded PlantTriage software simplifies real-time performance management and strengthens cybersecurity

Metso Corporation's press release on October 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EET

Metso Expertune PlantTriage(TM), a control loop monitoring system, oversees process control loops night and day, diagnoses and prioritizes opportunities for improvements, and pinpoints major economic paybacks.

As a tool of the digital world, PlantTriage leverages Metso's decades of expertise in automation and control valves. It gathers process data from many different control systems, and monitors of thousands of control loops.

Metso's profound understanding of smart positioners and valve position feedback systems has been incorporated into PlantTriage to meet customers' needs for improved reliability. PlantTriage has also been tested intensively in different demanding industries, including refining, chemicals, and pulp and paper.

"PlantTriage delivers value to our customers by identifying and getting to the root causes of control system performance issues.  We have started to see that valve position feedback information is becoming more available in control systems that can communicate with smart field devices. This data permits more accurate diagnostics of valve performance issues. We have introduced several new assessments and a problem solver report related to valve positioner performance," explains Steve Obermann, Senior Product Manager, Metso.

For increased security, PlantTriage Version 13 contains several cybersecurity enhancements. JAVA-related vulnerabilities have been eliminated. Integration with Microsoft Windows Authentication allows administrators to manage network security seamlessly, according to the customer's in-house IT policies.

In addition, PlantTriage Enterprise Systems have been upgraded.  An Enterprise System provides a single view of the corporation; combining KPIs and results from individual plant sites to a central portal. In Version 13, PlantTriage Enterprise Systems provide alerts for conditions on loops and units in remote PlantTriage systems.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:

Steve Obermann, Senior Product Manager, Metso Flow Control, Tel. +1 262 369 7711, Email: steve.obermann@metso.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com