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  1. FAQ: I have a CSV file that has the start and end times of some historical events and various information about the events that I would like to use in my analysis in Seeq. How do I go about getting these events and all of their associated information into Seeq? Solution: Use the Import from CSV tool and Seeq Formula to bring in a condition comprised of each of these events and assign the data in each column of the CSV as a property of the condition. 1. Ensure your CSV file is formatted correctly for import into Seeq. The first column should be the event start time, the second
  2. Dear.... I have a Question.... I have a continues batch process, marked by an UNIQUE Batch ID (Bleu stepped line) and I need to perform calculation per Batch ID. How would I do that.... Calculation: tot rejects per batch, per signal !!!..... but.... look closely.(SEE SECOND image...)... the batch step is triggered at the start of the filling process.... and some of the reject counter may still be working on the previous batch.... TIPS and TRICKS are welcom....
  3. When examining data in Capsule Time view it can be useful to view data from the time period immediately the capsules alongside the data during the capsules. This can be done by: 1. Hover over the x-axis (shown in the image above as measuring time from the start of the capsule in hours), click and drag your mouse to the right. You will likely see no data from the time period before 0.0 on the x-axis. 2. Click on the "Dimming" option at the top of the Display Pane. Check the box to "Show Data Outside of Conditions". When this box is checked the data o
  4. I need to receive the starting time of the water breakthrough in absorbers. For that I do following: Filtering the signal of water content to smooth it. Creating the derivative of the water content to use it further to find where the water content increasing Creating the conditions: A. when the inlet valve is open (adsorbtion cycle) B. when the water content is higher than 0.5 (for 5 min) C. when the derivative is higher than 0.0001 to find the increasing of the water content 4. Creating the composite conditions: AA. intersection of A
  5. Background: When looking to identify trends or step changes in a signal, we typically recommend an approach of smoothing the signal, taking the first derivative, then identifying when that derivative is positive or negative. This method works well most of the time, but employing this technique in combination with others can be more effective at capturing trends/step changes when the value change in the signal is more subtle. Solution: When looking for step changes, we can use a technique of calculating a range of the signal on a rolling periodic basis and search for when the r
  6. FAQ: For reporting purposes, I want to calculate statistics based on the current period to date and display that next to the periods immediately preceding it. This is easy to do using the custom date range tool in Organizer Topic (Creating a Periodic Condition and the grabbing the capsule closest to or offset by 1 from the end). Is there a way to create these same date ranges relevant to the current time in Seeq Workbench? Solution: We can create identical conditions in Seeq Workbench by following the methods below. The first method defines how to create conditions
  7. Hi all, Based on a conditions, I have create 3 capsules (trend value > 0.1) for three different equipment. What I want is to align these 3 capsules (and all the follow) to have the same start time.... #howto ??
  8. I'm trying to create a startup capsule for a gas turbine. How do I create a Capsule using the start of one Capsule and end when a signal reaches a certain value? Thanks in Advance Chris
  9. Question: I have a condition with multiple properties that I have displayed in the capsules pane. Is there a way to get the data from the capsules pane into a Seeq Organizer Topic? Solution: Create a new string signal for each property that you are interested in displaying in your Organizer Topic, then create a scorecard that displays those values in a table that can be added to Organizer Topic. 1. Use Formula to create a new string signal with a value equal to the capsule data for a certain property. The formula syntax to do this is: $YourCond
  10. Overview Often times two (or more) units that the same products and unit procedures. This is common in continuous processes that are running a specific "grade"; also in batch processes that are manufacturing the same product ID. Since they are identical pieces of equipment or units, the “profiles” of critical process parameters are similar and we want to use profiles from multiple units for our reference profile. In this example we will create a profile from 2 units - the same process can be applied for additional units ad infinitum. Then we will apply this profile to a running batch to
  11. The following steps will create a prediction model for every capsule in a condition. Step 1. pick a condition with capsules that isolate the desired area of regression. Any condition with non-overlapping capsules will work as long as there are enough sample points within its duration. For this example, an increasing temperature condition will be used. However, periodic conditions and value search conditions will work as well. Step 2. Create a time counter for each capsule in the condition. This can be done with the new timesince() function in the formula tool. The timesince() fun
  12. Summary There are many use cases where the user wants to do an aggregation over a periodic time frame, but only include certain values. Examples abound: for cement calculate the average daily clinker production only when the kiln is running, for biotech pharma the standard deviation of dissolved oxygen only when the batch is running, etc. Here our user is looking into equipment reliability for compressors. She wants to calculate the average daily compressor power to examine its performance over time. Steps 1. Add the signal into Seeq. 2. Use the 'Periodic Condition'
  13. Frequently asked question: How do i highlight capsules? I am looking at quite a few capsules in capsule time, is there any way i can compare or highlight a few of them against the rest to compare performance? Lets say i want to look at the most recent batch compared to all batches in the last month, look at one start up or shut down against several historical, or any number of other reasons why we might want to compare capsules in Capsule Time. Luckily, this is easy in Seeq! While in capsule time, simply select one or several capsules in the capsule pane to highlight them ag
  14. Background In this Use Case, a user created a condition to identify when the compressor is running. During each Compressor Running capsule, the compressor operates in a variety of modes. The user would like a summary of the modes of operation for each capsule in the form of a new signal that reports all modes for each capsule (i.e. Transition;Stage 1;Transition;Stage 2;Transition, Stage 1;Transition). Method 1. The first step is to resample the string value to only have data points at the value changes. It's possible the signal is already sampled this way, but if it is
  15. You can use the start and end times of capsules to create new capsules with an arbitrary time before or after. This is useful when the process expert knows that there is a time period of interest before or after a capsule start or end timestamp. Refer to the example below. Here we have a series for the Area A Compressor Power shown in blue. We have created capsules shown in green for when the compressor is running in the high state, above 30kW. In this example, we want to create a capsule series that starts when the compressor exits the high stage (goes below 30kW) and then
  16. Background In this Use Case, a condition was created to identify when a compressor is running. Let's say I'd like to extend each capsule in this condition so that instead of ending when the compressor turns off, it ends when the next compressor running capsule starts. Method The method used depends on the Seeq version. Seeq R21.0.42 and Later Version R21.0.42 introduced the .growEnd() operator; this operator grows capsules in in a condition by extending the end until the start of the next capsule. Earlier Versions (Before R21.0.42) 1. First, cr
  17. In reporting, users may be interested in creating a Scorecard that contains certain metric results over a variety of time periods, such as "April 2019", "Quarter 1", and "Year to Date", etc. This can be accomplished using the following steps: 1. Use Formula to create a condition that contains a capsule for each time period that you are interested in. Note that I assigned a property to each capsule; this text will be used as the column header in the scorecard: 2. Create a Condition based scorecard and add a metric for each item you are looking to calculate: 3. Fina
  18. I have a condition with several capsules of various lengths; how do I determine the time period or length of each capsule? For example, my first capsule is 24 hours long, and then the next capsule is only about 3 hours. I'm looking for a way where I can get this information for all of my capsules.
  19. Hello, This might be a simple question but have not been ale to find help anywhere (Being a beginner). I would like to know how to calculate hourly avg trend of a signal which is one sec interval. What I am thinking is: Suppose signal is = $a a) Create value search for hourly capsules? b) Taking avg of during those capsules using formula search? However I would like the time range for this hourly avg to be dependent on time slider. Which means that sliding time should update the trend. Any help (Formula snippets) would be appreciated.
  20. I have a condition that represent unit procedures. These capsules come from a batch execution system connector. Each capsule in the condition contains a property called 'Max Temperature'. I am trying to create a condition that just have the hot capsules. I am using a Seeq formula and filter to do this. Here's my formula: $c.filter( $cap -> $cap.getProperty('Max Temperature').isGreaterThan(170) ) I don't get any errors from this formula, but, I don't get any results. I know some of the max temperatures are higher than 170 because I can view that in the Seeq Details pane: W
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