Date Added: Sep 2009
Key to identifying operational problems and opportunities for process improvement-ultimately enabling industrial plants to achieve better levels of performance. Such analysis makes it possible to shape operations to reduce costs, increase throughput, improve quality and environmental factors, and enhance the safety and health of employees and local communities. For example, in a world that requires fast and predictive analyses, the simple use of spreadsheets and graphs is no longer sufficient to extract knowledge from data. These rudimentary tools only map individual variables; it is difficult to get a correlation of the multiple variables that are more reflective of an industrial plant.