Plant Performance

 

How NOA can add value for process analytics

When it comes to NOA, there is much talk about leaving the classic automation pyramid and the resulting consequences, especially with regard to (data) security. There is no question that this must be ensured. Many initiatives are on their way. This blog article aims to show why these efforts are worthwhile. The PAT demonstrator, which was presented at the NAMUR Annual General Meeting in 2018, serves as an example here.

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What’s new with NAMUR MTP?

The NAMUR Journey Standardised data models, Service-based orchestration, new associations and companies on board, pilot projects and lots of new ideas to go further. The NAMUR MTP working groups have been busy the last year and an update is long

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Assistance systems – 4. Retain knowledge and “drive” safely

Today’s assistance systems are like an “electronic driving instructor” who – not only in tricky situations – always supports the user with his experience. With a view to the systems, they are driving assistance systems in the truest sense of the word.

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PAT-Demonstrator – NOA is the ideal partner

Where NOA comes into play: If process analysis technology delivers more and more complex data and experience sometimes requires changes, then we need an additional piece of intelligence. This is not properly stored in the analyzer. Because the type of intelligence is also determined by the process. In the control system, the additional data becomes tight; changes are possible there, but not necessarily popular. A separate software, for example in the form of an app, frees us from these restrictions and gives us the necessary flexibility for specific adaptations.

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Assistance systems 3 – The “signpost” & the “predictor”

Can you do that? Is there? Surely both production managers and plant operators have already asked themselves these questions. To become more concrete: You, as a production manager, have experienced plant operators and you know that you have taken good care of your control and alarm strategy. Functional safety is also up to date. You won’t burn anything. Nevertheless, something is bothering you: No matter how stable and safe your system is, you don’t really know how efficiently it drives. Isn’t there the famous “grain” left in it?
Or let’s put ourselves in your place as a plant operator: you have been operating your plant for years and know it well. From time to time she does her “talking tricks” and you don’t know why. Although you keep to the allowed temperature step in the reactor, it is about to go through or it is going through. Such an “early warning system” would be very practical. This runs in real time and warns you in advance that something is going to go wrong. Then you still have enough time to react accordingly. Something like a “process crystal ball” would be good. But is there such a thing?

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Hand in hand with the process data

Alarm! Is there now a hectic rush at the control station? Or does the operator lean back and relax, press a button to acknowledge the alarm and continue to sip the coffee he bought a minute ago?
Both are possible, both are interesting information – usually when it comes to alarm management for the analysis and reduction of alarms according to EEMUA 191, for example. But even at the beginning of a data analysis, a look at this data makes sense.

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Is your measuring instrument in good health? The built-in doctor knows what’s wrong.

Know whether the meter requires maintenance or not. With the Yokogawa solution, the meter can even be tested during operation. Take a look now to learn more about the Tube Health Check!

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Back to the future with CENTUM VP

With the new version of the CENTUM VP it is possible to insert the brand new CPU into all PNKs of the FFCS series, with existing redundant design and with newer models even online, without stopping the process-related components! Find out more now.

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New operations solution: Yokogawa introduces OpreX Profit driven Operation Solution

“OpreX Profit Driven Operation Solution” is a profit-oriented solution for the process industry that enables seamless alignment with asset management objectives across the enterprise, from operations to the C suite. The solution is based on a methodology of related performance indicators derived from Yokogawa’s extensive expertise.

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