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Automation, Control & Plant Intelligence News Updates   |   October, 2007
Matrikon Launches Control Performance Monitor 5.1

Edmonton, AB. October 1, 2007 – Matrikon™, the world’s leader in managing plant data for operational excellence in the process industries, is pleased to announce the release of Matrikon Control Performance Monitor (previously known as ProcessDoctor) version 5.1, a software tool to analyze control asset performance in a real time fashion. Control assets such as PID loops, advanced control applications and analyzers can be continuously monitored and diagnosed with Matrikon’s CPM technology.

Matrikon Control Performance Monitor 5.1 takes control monitoring technology to the next level allowing users to easily configure metrics and reports. These reports clearly pinpoint the automation and process controls that are not operating to their potential as well as providing detailed drill down analysis on the root cause of the performance degradation. The ability to do this all from historical data ensures that plants can easily be benchmarked against their own goals or other facilities, without any need for plant testing. The flexible plant hierarchy views, treemap visualization technology and plant composite rollups ensures that all automation performance metrics can be easily tracked for a single operating unit, a plant or an entire organization.

Matrikon Control Performance Monitor 5.1 enables operations, engineering, and maintenance personnel to manage the performance of plant control assets in an effective way, by integrating the tool into their daily workflow, often reducing the maintenance time for the support of automation assets by up to 90%.

For more information on Control Performance Monitor 5.1,

"Control Performance Monitor 5.1 takes controller performance assessment and diagnostics to the next level,' says Rohit Patwardhan, Matrikon Control Performance Monitor product manager, "It provides simple views of control asset performance and the linkages between different control layers that allow users to troubleshoot complex problems within minutes"

Key features of Matrikon Control Performance Monitor v5.1 include:

  • Easy to install and configure - via a new Install Wizard

  • Connectivity to DCS/PLC’s and Historians via OPC

  • Powerful views to isolate specific controller problems – valve stiction, tuning, etc.

  • Ability to diagnose model errors – gain vs. phase (time constant, dead time) mismatch

  • Ability to detect instrument problems – stiction, valve nonlinearities – from operating data

  • Visualize and diagnose model quality issues in their advanced control applications

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    About Matrikon
    Matrikon is a leading provider of industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon's reach is global.

    Matrikon is a trademark or registered trademark of Matrikon Inc.

    For more information contact:
    Rohit Patwardhan
    Manager, Control Performance Monitoring Solutions
    Telephone: 1-780-448-1010 x4918


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