Yokogawa’s process data analytics

Process quality issues anticipated with controversial pattern recognition technology.

Yokogawa has announced ‘Process data analytics’ (PDA), a software solution for the early detection of production quality issues in process industries including oil and gas. The solution builds on Yokogawa’s analytical services offering which has performed over 100 contracts for such services since 2008.

PDA embeds the controversial ‘Mahalanobis Taguchi’ pattern-recognition technique for multivariate analysis. PDA analyzes production operations using temperature, pressure, flow rate, liquid level and other data and equipment information available in the plant information management system.

If this happens to be Yokogawa’s Exaquantum PIM, data is read natively. Other systems will need conversion to CSV format. PDA is compatible with MathWorks’ Matlab for ad hoc/bespoke calculations. The M-T pattern-recognition technology is used under license from AngleTry. PDA will be released for sale in March 2017. More from Yokogawa.

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