iC Process for FBRM
Inline Particle and Droplet Measurement
Specifically designed for inline monitoring of particle and droplet systems in the plant, iC Process enables the tracking of critical quality parameters in a process vessel or pipeline. This allows direct monitoring and control of the impact these systems have on final product quality or downstream process efficiency.
The iC Process user interface provides an immediate visual understanding of process progress and any upsets that may occur. Key information can be viewed on the iC Process client or sent to the distributed control system (DCS) for real-time monitoring and control of particle and droplet processes.
Scale-Up from Lab to Plant
Process knowledge collected in the laboratory is developed into a standard operating procedure. iC Process enables the seamless transfer of these methods to the plant where they can be used for real-time process monitoring and control.
Optimized methods are validated and locked, then made available for use by authorized personnel. Within iC Process, engineers and operators can choose from predefined methods or templates developed in iC FBRM™.
Intuitive Process Monitoring
The user interface of iC Process makes it easy for operators to select the appropriate, approved method and collect data. Trend views allow users to monitor particle or droplet processes without the need for offline sampling and analysis.
During the development process, scientists and engineers use iC software to collect and analyze data from laboratory experiments and use it to develop analytical methods for process analytical technology (PAT) instruments. These methods are used to monitor critical quality and process variables when the process is transferred to the plant.
Data Analysis for Experts
Plant data collected with iC Process can be further analyzed to gain deeper insight into the particle process. iC FBRM provides a wide range of options for the analysis and comparison of real-time and historical process data. iC FBRM allows users to investigate root causes of process disturbances, batch-to-batch repeatability, and other factors related to critical product quality and process efficiency parameters.
Standard Interface to DCS
An important part of implementing process analytics in the plant is the ability to transfer knowledge from the laboratory to methods that are easily implemented in the plant. Optimized methods are validated and locked, then made available for use by authorized personnel. Within iC Process, engineers and operators can choose from predefined methods or templates developed in iC FBRM.
iC Process supports full communication to distributed control systems (DCS) via industry-standard communication protocols such as Modbus and OPC UA.
iC Process for FBRM FAQs
Is the iC Process for FBRM software required to use a ParticleTrack instrument?
Can I use iC Process to control the ParticleTrack from another system, like my DCS (distributed control system)?
Yes, iC Process supports connection via OPC UA and Modbus TCP protocols to external systems. This allows the starting and stopping of data collection on the instrument and provides the latest collected trend data. The OPC UA Server option also supports the method selection and real-time sharing of distributions in addition to trends.
Does iC Process support advanced security like user roles?
Access to the ParticleTrack instrument can be limited to specific users via iC Process based on Microsoft Windows login information. Levels of access, such as administrator and operator, are provided to manage which users can perform certain tasks in iC Process, such as loading or approving methods or starting/stopping data collection on the instrument.
What are the computer requirements to run iC Process for FBRM software?
The iC Process Server and Client applications can run on Microsoft Windows as well as Microsoft Windows Server and are compatible with most mid to high-performance laptops or workstations. Please see the iC Process for FBRM datasheet for specific requirements.
iC Process enables the tracking of critical quality parameters in a process vessel or pipeline.
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