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June 12, 2014 - By performing continuous assessments of Model Predictive Controls, ExperTune PlantTriage v12 diagnoses issues with disturbance variables, controlled variables, manipulated variables, and MPC Controller itself. Some metrics include: Effective Controller On-time, Controller Health, and Time at Constraints. Integrated with traditional monitoring of underlying regulatory control loops, interface lets users drill down directly from MPC monitoring to find root causes that may lie outside MPC structure.

Metso ExperTune PlantTriage Software Now Includes a New Capability: Model Predictive Control Monitoring

Metso Automation
44 Bowditch Drive, P.O. Box 8044
Shrewsbury, MA, 01545-8044

Press release date: June 4, 2014

The new software performs continuous assessments of the performance of Model Predictive Controls (MPC). These assessments are used to diagnose issues with Disturbance Variables (DVs), Controlled Variables (CVs), Manipulated Variables (MVs), and the MPC Controller itself. There are over 100 assessments of performance, which allows a high degree of specificity in the recommended corrective actions. Some of the new metrics include: Effective Controller On-time, Controller Health, Time at Constraints, Model Prediction Error, and Oscillation Detection.

In addition to a detailed assessment of MPC performance, Version 12 now presents the results in a new, more user-friendly browser interface. In response to client requests, the new interface is completely integrated with Metso ExperTune PlantTriage’s traditional monitoring of underlying regulatory control loops, allowing users to drill down directly from MPC monitoring to find root causes that may lie outside the MPC structure itself.

George Buckbee, General Manager, Automation says, “Our clients wanted a way to improve the performance of the whole control system, from advanced control all the way down to the individual instruments and valves. MPC Monitoring allows us to provide a complete solution, including world-class software and related services, to improve control performance across an entire plant.”

About Metso ExperTune PlantTriage
Metso ExperTune PlantTriage software is the foundation for Metso's Control Performance Business Solution. This customized service program pairs award-winning PlantTriage software with experienced control performance specialists, who collect and analyze real-time performance data, identify the root cause of underperforming loops, make and prioritize corrective action recommendations and report progress. These specialists are trained to recognize the economic value of control improvement so they can focus on the most important issues and report on their impact in business terms.

‘’By providing a global network of service experts and improved process control tools, such as Metso ExperTune PlantTriage, clients can expect results like sustainability and profitability,’’ George Buckbee says .

Metso announced acquisition of U.S. software company ExperTune Inc beginning of 2013. The combination of ExperTune’s products and Metso's services portfolio has strengthened Metso’s capability to offer solutions targeted to improving process and business performance.

Metso’s automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers’ businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Automation business’s biggest customer industries are oil & gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining and construction and power generation.,

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.,

For further information, please contact:
George Buckbee
Tel +1 262 369 7711

For more information on Metso's Control Performance Business Solution:
Adam Melton
Tel +1 251 625 3434 or +1 251 510 7589
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