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|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
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.