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ControlMonitor - Reports
Controllers can go bad at any time, for any reason. And with hundreds or thousands of control loops in a plant, the only way to stay on top of controller performance is with an automated, scheduled software utility. The ControlMonitor Reports module runs as a Windows program or NT service, and will automatically retrieve the data, perform the calculations, and report the results on a daily or weekly schedule.

Setting up the report is easy - the program will automatically get the tagnames and structure from your plant historian. Then just click on a tag to add it to a report. Specify the time and frequency of the report, the report destination (e-mail, web server, or printer) and that's all.

What if the unit is down or a loop is decommissioned? The report can be set up so that it will only run on specified criteria, and a flag can be added to any tag indicating its status.

Two types of reports are available - either a concise report with numeric metrics on a multitude of tags per page, or an expanded report that includes measurement/setpoint/output trends.

And if that isn't enough information, the ControlMonitor Interactive module has a complete set of graphical tools to explore any tag over any time period.

Control Arts Inc. 2014