Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

To increase production and product quality while reducing scrap, rework and overall costs, a complete picture is needed of how the process operates and the variables that affect it. The PURIFIRE(r) process management system is a software and hardware solution that automatically logs and displays real-time data, alerts operators to upsets and archives data for troubleshooting and QC documentation. Any variable that can be measured can be recorded and trended, so improvement efforts can be focused on areas that bring the greatest benefit for the least cost. Metals specialists can help audit processes and define critical variables to measure. (