Metso announces updated Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis tools and improved cybersecurity features
Metso Corporation's press release on May 28, 2018 at 16:00 p.m. EEST
Metso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability.
This version provides a clearer view of PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) 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 just right.
The newest Metso Expertune PlantTriage version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability.
Senior Product Manager Steve Obermann says, "Expertune PlantTriage is well-known for identifying the root causes of control system performance issues. Version 18 offers interaction analysis with greater resolution. Two analysis tools, Process Interaction Map and Interaction Hot Spots, are used to find the underlying root cause of an upset or event. Our clients can now find both short-term and long-term interactions, ranging from 1 minute to as long as 14 days. These tools can pinpoint the root cause of a specific incident. This will help greatly in analyzing short duration or sporadic events."
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 hours a day, diagnosing issues, and prioritizing 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.
For more information
Steven Obermann, Senior Product Manager, Flow Control Performance Solutions, Metso, Tel. +1 262 369 7711, Email: email@example.com
Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability.
Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.
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