EFT Analytics, a software and energy management solutions provider, is deploying a real-time monitor that is producing exceptional outcomes at a Koch Fertilizer plant in Enid, Oklahoma. Over the course of 10 weeks, EFT collaborated with plant engineers from Koch to understand previous undesirable plant behaviors, so they could identify precursors to potential unplanned events and increase plant efficiencies.
“EFT’s analytics platform and services, paired with our extensive knowledge in the fertilizer industry, are delivering real-time results here in Enid,” said Mike Kleis, VP operations and plant manager at Koch Fertilizer. “We believe innovation is critical to operational success. This is the second plant to implement an EFT solution, and we’re looking forward to leveraging these efforts in other Koch Fertilizer locations in the near future.”
V.I.T.A.L. Signs is a production plant health monitoring dashboard that detects signs of plant upsets and makes them Visible, Informative, Targeted, Analyzed, and Leading. EFT Analytics’ process engineers have equipped shift managers from Koch with the ability to identify precursors of an unplanned event. This real-time monitor is being used to broadcast the plant’s health status and allow operators, engineers, and shift managers to take action in order to reduce the likelihood of future outages.
“The ‘V.I.T.A.L. Signs’ monitor provides a heartbeat for the plant and positions power into the hands of the operator, allowing them to deliver profitable actions,” said Brent Youngers, president of EFT Analytics. “We’re thrilled that our collaboration has helped minimize downtime and provide outcomes that their operators, managers, and engineers can implement with confidence.”
Koch, collectively one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of fertilizers, isn’t stopping here. Plans are to scale the ‘V.I.T.A.L. Signs’ solution across more of their production units and facilities in the upcoming months.