|Process:||Produces active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) – manufactures various products in batches|
The customer needed more production capacity, and were aware that capacity was available within the batches and steps - but they did not know where. They also wanted to know why there was so much spread in production time for different batches.
However, process engineers who understand the process are not data scientists, and vice versa. There can be concerns with using data scientists without sufficient information upfront and because of the investment required. Therefore, an easy-to-use tool – better than Excel - that allows process engineers to perform a pre-analysis would be extremely useful.
„With the help of TrendMiner, we could easily get insights into the duration of the production batches and the steps between them.“
Dr Taede Weidenaar, Senior Consultant Digital Transformation
BCAP (Bilfinger Connected Asset Performance Platform) integrates data as a single source to unlock hidden potential. TrendMiner, as one of the benefits of using (licensing) BCAP, facilitated a very easy, low-cost route to providing a first root cause analysis. It allows process engineers to search past process behaviour, and achieve a diagnosis by instantly finding similarities and patterns.