PCPM “Software as Service” encompasses following aspects of process control performance management:
1. Real-time performance monitoring of:
Base layer PID control loops
Complex control schemes
MVPC technology based Advanced Process Control (APC)
2. Problem diagnosis and root cause analysis of the problem related to control performance of all of the above.
3. Recommendation and/or performing remedial actions (e.g. loop tuning, valve maintenance, sensor calibration, MVPC remodelling etc.) to improve and optimize overall control performance
4. Performance assessment reporting at agreed frequency over the subscription period.
PCPM “Software as Service” Delivery Model
PCPM services can be delivered in following two modus operandi.
Remote PCPM Services
In collaboration with Schneider Electric, the PCPM “Software as Service” can be delivered through Remote Asset Management Centre (RAMC) of Schneider Electric as Remote Services on shared infrastructure. In this mode we deliver PCPM services through remote location (our office in Pune). In this mode we connect the customer site (DCS) to the RAMC infrastructure set-up in Massachusetts, USA to obtain requisite data and our process control experts in Pune, India will deliver PCPM performance monitoring services remotely. Taking remedial actions to improve control performance will be done through requisite site visits.
Site based PCPM Services
In this mode we deliver PCPM services by deploying our process control experts at site in their control performance management command centre. In this mode we will install local PlantTriage server at centralized location in customer premises and then connect various process units to this centralized command centre to obtain requisite data and perform PCPM services at site. Under this modus operandi our process control experts will be at site in the PCPM command centre to deliver performance monitoring services. Taking remedial actions to improve control performance will be done through requisite site visits in this case as well.
Benefits of PCPM “Software as Service”
PCPM “Software as Service” delivers several benefits and significant value to customer’s operational safety, maintenance and reliability, and offers significant commercial advantage against the other software based Control Performance Management (CPM) solutions.
How does the PCPM benefits:
PCPM services are delivered based on industry leading PlantTriage® control performance management solution from Metso ExperTune Inc. which is world renowned leader in providing process control solutions.
Apogee is authorized representative of Metso ExperTune Inc., USA in India and is certified solution provider with highest level of expertise
(http://www.expertune.com/Partners.aspx) for PlantTriage control loop performance management solution. Apogee has a proven track record in delivering PCPM solutions & services through a team of highly skilled and experienced consultants / engineers with strong industry domain expertise.