Increasing productivity is a critical driver for staying competitive, especially for industries that add a great deal of value such as the pulp and paper industry. Production and process data need to be captured, filtered, and structured, allowing intelligent analysis to transform it into specific added value.
Well-maintained process control systems support analytics of this kind, and with correspondingly configured process control loops contribute to a lower level of variances, optimal plant utilization, and greater process operability. Manual or automatic mechanisms can be used comprehensively for monitoring control accuracy. However, depending on corporate philosophy, pulp and paper companies have differing perceptions of whether it is worth investing in reliable control accuracy monitoring and if so, how much to invest.