|TECHMATION is a global leader in
integrated process control system analysis and loop tuning. We have over a decade of
experience in providing customers with process control system optimization techniques, and
the tools and training needed to apply them. In field testing thousands of control loops
in plants worldwide, we have helped our customers optimize their installed regulatory
control systems, greatly increasing product quality, reducing downtime and increasing
bottom line profits.
service, training and support
||Techmation provides products,
service, training and support worldwide. The Protuner field proven open and closed loop
testing procedures minimize process disturbances, yet records the necessary time domain
data for complete analysis of the installed system.
of the test data identifies control equipment problems that need to be addressed, the
interactive dynamics, feedforward or decoupling tuning parameters, and optimum P, PI, and
PID tuning for each loop for various gain margin, phase margin, and damping factor
shown that using the Protuner will reduce by more than 80% the time required to manually
tune loops by trial and error. It is also a proven fact that the Protuner removes much of
the guess work out of troubleshooting dynamic problems and is easier to use than even the
rule of thumb techniques. Whether your current system utilizes pneumatics, analog, single
loop, PLC, or DCS based control - or a combination, Techmation can provide the solutions
to optimize the dynamic performance of your currently installed control system.
||Using the Protuner will reduce by more than 80% the time required to
manually tune loops by trial and error
improving the regulatory control systems operation
around the world continue to feel more competitive pressures along with an ever increasing
demand for lower unit costs, higher quality, and increased profitability, while still
having to comply with ever tighter regulatory standards on emissions. To help meet these
goals, regulatory control systems are installed to control the hundreds, and sometimes
thousands of individual variables relating to safety, productivity, and efficiency.
|"The productivity and safety of many
industries could be doubled in many cases through the exploitation of state of the art
instrumentation and control. Similarly, the raw material and energy cost of some processes
could be cut in half merely through optimized controls. We have the tools, the knowledge,
and the need to strive for these goals."
- Bela G. Liptak, Process Control Instrument Engineers Handbook
|A variety of industries are already benefiting from our control system
Generation Plants - Optimized regulatory control systems increase boiler
efficiencies, reduce emissions, minimize trips, and provide for improved load following
Refining - Optimized feedforward and feedback control results in reduced
variability in each unit operation, increasing the quality of the control. The Protuner
analysis tunes the individual loops and develops the mathematical dynamic models required
to extend optimization to include the entire plant.
Mining and Metals - Optimized control systems provide for more efficient
grinding circuits and furnace temperature control in many plants, substantially reducing
energy cots. A system analysis typically reveals problem areas before they result in a
shutdown and costly repairs.
Pulp and Paper - Optimized regulatory control systems have proven to
reduce variability, improve quality and increase bottom line profits.
Chemical and Petrochemical - Tuning the regulatory controls for ramp and
hold on batch reactors reduces batch time, saves energy and increases throughput and
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) - Protuner testing
and optimization of installed energy management systems has proven that 80% of the energy
saving can be achieved through the optimization of the regulatory controller in the
||E.I. Lilly and Company
||M & M Mars
||Owens Corning Fiberglass
||Procter & Gamble
Cascade Paper Company
||Goodyear Tire &
||H.J. Heinz Company
||Hoechst Celanese Company
||Fort James Corporation
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Techmation, Inc., is a member in good standing of ISA,
Instrumentation Society of America, and TAPPI.