Built-in tools: Benchmarking process operations in real time
ProcessApex software from ExperTune benchmarks and tracks business results of fired heaters, heat exchangers, and dryers. It can find bottlenecks and....
Hartland, WI – ProcessApex software from ExperTune
"ProcessApex is the next-generation interface to true process understanding,” says George Buckbee, vice president of product development at ExperTune. Unlike older-generation tools, ProcessApex does not require an engineer to spend a lot of time developing specific equations. Equations, models, and tools are built in."
For fired heaters , it benchmarks and tracks efficiency, excess oxygen, and potential fuel savings and can help to manage excess oxygen, reduce excess air flow, and deliver higher thermal efficiencies.
For heat exchangers, ProcessApex identifies bottlenecks and pinpoints opportunities by tracking heat duty, heat transfer coefficients, and approach temperatures. It benchmarks operation between similar heat exchangers, and identifies excess capacity, so that users can optimize more than a single heat exchanger.
For dryers , efficiency is tracked, plus the percentage of excess capacity, and energy usage per ton. Diagnostics include recommendations of targets, identification of limitations, and methods for improvement. Benchmarking tools drive each dryer to best performance levels.
ProcessApex runs on a server so that results are available to employees on the corporate office LAN via a browser interface. No special client software is required. Through tight integration with PlantTriage, detailed drill-down analysis is performed directly from the Web browser.
ExperTunebenchmarks and tracks business results of fired heaters, heat exchangers, and dryers.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey