fully automated DCS, continuously operating plant churn out and backup tera/mega bytes of data. Understanding these multi-dimensional, variant time scales, multi types, inter-related data and discovering process knowledge is valuable but doing it? – is Herculean…
switching multiple resources, frequent stoppages, forced manual mode operation, equipment wear lead to plant wide oscillations. Severe NonLinearity affects process health, reduces plant efficiency. Mitigating them is essential for stable / optimum operation but achieving it?- is nontrivial..
Controllers are key to Automation success. Ignored, untuned PID loops can significantly affect system efficiency. Interconnected loops can further contribute to severity. Monitoring, Diagnosing and Optimising PID loops is crucial but automating it? – is challenging..
Actuators and many other process Controlling Elements are back bone of efficient Plant Automation Systems. Worn out, sticky, leaky and sluggish components slowly but surely affect operation. Predictive and Preventive assessment of FCE health is smart but regularizing it? – is difficult..