US Patent No: 6,813,532

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Creation and display of indices within a process plant

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A process control system uses an asset utilization expert to collect data or information pertaining to the assets of a process plant from various sources or functional areas of the plant including, for example, the process control functional areas, the maintenance functional areas and the business systems functional areas. This data and information is manipulated in a coordinated manner by tools, such as optimization and modeling tools and is redistributed to other areas or tools where it is used to perform overall better or more optimal control, maintenance and business activities. Information or data may be collected by maintenance functions pertaining to the health, variability, performance or utilization of a device, loop, unit, etc. and this information may then be sent to and displayed to a process operator or maintenance person to inform that person of a current or future problem.

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FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.AUSTIN, TX412

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Eryurek, Evren Minneapolis, MN 102 3178
Schleiss, Trevor D Austin, TX 42 924

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