On-Line Gauging as a Process Troubleshooting Tool, 2006 PLACE Conference
Please Note: This document will be available in PDF format in the "My Electronic Documents" link on the home page once your order has been completed. Please make sure you have the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Click on the Acrobat Reader icon to check for the latest version, it’s FREE. To print a hardcopy of a PDF file correctly you must have a postscript printer. If you are not sure if your printer is a postscript printer please refer to your owner’s manual.
Identifying, diagnosing and solving process problems is a task best performed by coupling process knowledge with real time diagnostic information. The value of an on-line gauging system is well established when it comes to process control and economics (raw material savings, quality improvements, throughput increases, and scrap reduction). However, on-line gauging may be underestimated when it comes to diagnostics. The purpose of this paper is to focus attention on these systems as an important source of real time diagnostic information.