Knowledge Process Solutions (KPS) is a division of XpertRule Software that focuses on using the XpertRule technologies to develop process improvement solutions for the process industries including oil, gas and petrochemical companies, power generation, utilities, minerals, chemicals, paper, pharmaceutical and brewing. KPS offer 3 performance improvement solutions:
In today’s operating environment process plants are under more pressure than ever to deliver improved operating performance with fewer staff. The Process Edition of Knowledge Builder enables the rapid deployment of powerful rules based applications for improved plant operation and decision support. Typical applications include:
Most process companies have certain operations staff who have a vast depth of specific knowledge and experience; with Knowledge Builder, this knowledge can be converted into rules that can be retained and consistently delivered as advice and recommendations to less-experienced personnel and for early warning and fault diagnosis systems.
Knowledge Builder supports a broad range of knowledge representations for rapid application development including the use of Decision Trees for graphical display of rules or alternatively Tables of Cases where rules are inferred from a set of user supplied examples. Objects can be created where there are common items of plant or equipment with generic properties and methods and Fuzzy Logic can be used where there are applications, such as performance assessment and diagnostics, in which operators and engineers may apply fuzzy reasoning in their decision making. Calculations or process models are incorporated via the use of Procedures and there is the option of using built in data analytics to automatically discover and build up rule sets and models from plant historical process data.
Knowledge Builder Process Edition has been developed for efficient and robust real time execution of rule based applications including the use of time based trend variables to take into account time based changes in process variables. A range of deployment options allow easy integration with existing process control and IT infrastructure including a .NET transaction server, a web based ajax interface and the option of running on mobile devices.
For more information please visit the Process Performance Improvement website www.kpsplc.com