PRODUCTS & PROJECTS
WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM
Starting with site trials in 2009, Rotork is extending the
capabilities of the Pakscan control system with the addition of a wireless option. The modular nature of the P3
Pakscan master station now allows the user to have the
choice of a fully wired loop for control and monitoring, a
fully wireless control and monitoring system, or wired
control with wireless monitoring.
Utilizing the internationally accepted 2.4GHz
frequency, the wireless network card gives the user access
to all the standard data available from the wired system,
together with the diagnostic and asset management
information stored by the actuator data logger and configuration files. It allows easy extraction of these files, which
up until now have only been downloadable locally, using
The wireless system also increases the available node
count of each master station to 300, and has a line-of-site
operating range of approximately 230 feet (70 meters)
indoors and 3,209 feet ( 1,000 meters) outdoors. The use
of meshing and repeaters further increases the range to
individual field units.
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SOFTWARE TO GRAPHICALLY
PINPOINT PLANT INTERACTIONS
Exper Tune’s Plant Triage software includes a new tool that
graphically highlights plant interactions. Using the new
“Interaction Hot Spots,” engineers can quickly pinpoint
the root cause of process interactions, and resolve these
upsets to improve quality, energy, production rate, and
The browser-based tool is now included with
Plant Triage, which monitors all plant control loops and
instruments in real-time. Interactions between control
loops appear as colored blocks on the Interaction Hot
Spots display. Green indicates no interaction, yellow
indicates some interaction, and red indicates strong
interaction. On a single web page, users can see all of the
significant interactions in the entire plant, but pinpointing
the interactions is just the starting point.
The Hot Spots display is interactive. Using a slider,
users can filter the display to show only the most
significant interactions. Simple drop-down menus allow
the user to narrow the scope of an effort, and focus, for
example, on just a few unit operations.
Users are already reporting successes from employing
these interaction tools. According to the software’s
developer, one plant in Alabama is now saving over $1
million per year after solving an interaction problem that
started in the utilities area.
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