The SIMEQ system is excellent for complex reporting. All data are, at report time, collected from the control system log files and necessary calculations done. These can be simple accumulations of minute values or more complex performance calculations for different plant departments.
The reports can be generated in Excel and emailed to all requested recipients or transferred to any computer on the network. Interface to other spreadsheet or database systems can be implemented on request.
Daily, weekly or monthly reports can be made with most log systems as well as On Demand reports specifying a From Date and To Date. If further historic horizon is required, the SIMEQ system can store long term historic data as supplement to the control system log.
Below is an example of a daily report of cement grinding:
The SIMEQ system can also publish these reports as web pages. The report will look slightly different in a web browser, as seen below:
The report can be placed on any server on the network and accessed by anyone with access to the server, or it can be transferred to your web server. If desired, the system can also put the newest report at our web-server. Then you just make a bookmark in your browsers favourites and can access the report from anywhere.
Use of alternative fuels also calls for special reporting. An example is shown below, where the first picture shows the different situations having been used during a day (a situation is defined as feeders started or stopped or fuel family of a feeder changed):
The challenging task in this report was the feeders supplying a mix, can change from one fuel to another at any time. If the operators during the day decided to put a different fuel in feeder 4, the change would lead to a new situation (because the fuel family would change). The consumption would still be computed correctly, and since this kiln is running with a Kiln Assistant also the energy and draught through the kiln would have been automatically compensated.
The next picture (W9 Totals) shows how much the kiln has been using of each fuel:
As it can be seen, the above is presented in Excel, but all the calculations are done in Matlab and the results moved to each of the 4 sheets. Again the system distributes the report as wanted, e-mail, file transfer or web-publishing.