Software & Networking
Seeq releases R21 process analytics solution with frequency analysis capabilities
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
January 25, 2019 – Seeq Corporation has released R21, an update to its advanced analytics solution for process manufacturing customers.
Seeq enables engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organizations to rapidly analyze, predict, collaborate, and share insights to improve production outcomes. Customers include companies in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.
New R21 features include “scorecards,” a feature for the display of calculated tables in Seeq Workbench and Organizer. Scorecards are used for tabulated metrics, measurements, and other summary data, and may be presented in tables with conditional formatting support and user-defined columns, for example roll-ups by batch or plant.
R21 also adds frequency analysis capabilities, often referred to as “FFT,” to transform segments of a time-series signal into the frequency domain. Seeq users access the frequency analysis tool via an intuitive panel that guides them through the transformation process and displays results as a power spectrum, or they can access FFT functionality as a formula in Seeq’s scripting environment.
Examples of how an engineer could use FFT to understand variation of equipment and process include identifying process oscillations due to poorly tuned controllers or sticking control valves; identifying controllers oscillating with a common frequency; identifying process variation due to poor operation or incorrect functioning of the process or equipment; and identifying process changes happening at common intervals.
R21 expands Seeq’s recent focus on enabling larger deployments through scalability features and making the Seeq applications easier to use. R20 features, released last year, include the ability to have live updates to Seeq Topics, which publish insights from Seeq to other users; expanded machine learning functionality for customers doing predictive analytics with Seeq; and an improved query model for customers accessing contextual data from SQL-based data sources to provide faster connections to big data sources.
Seeq partners with many process automation firms including OSIsoft, Emerson Automation Solutions, Inductive Automation, Honeywell, and Schneider Electric, and supports all leading data historians.