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.
About EFT Analytics
EFT Analytics provides SaaS based advanced analytics solutions for large industrial companies. EFT is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, one of the largest private companies in the US. Koch has delivered results using its unique management philosophy across dozens of industries and hundreds of sites for decades. EFT strives daily to bring those time-tested fundamentals to how we operate and what we deliver. By combining our advanced analytics software with Koch’s operational excellence, we are providing a world-first, highly unique concept that’s proven to deliver results. EFT is located in Ireland, New York, and Kansas – providing predictive analytics, process optimization and energy management solutions for more than 100 blue chip clients all around the globe. More information is available at www.eftanalytics.com.
About Koch Fertilizer
Koch Fertilizer, LLC, and its affiliates are collectively one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of fertilizers. The company owns or has interests in fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. Its distribution network covers global demand through state-of-the-art terminals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Australia. Koch Fertilizer’s expanded product portfolio includes ammonia, urea, UAN, phosphate, potash, and sulfur-based products, in addition to a variety of high-performance fertilizers. More information is available at www.kochfertilizer.com.
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Written by Jerry Bohnen