PolicyCop is an application tool that analyzes Process Control Strategy configuration and reports errors and other information about the configuration, such as suggested best practices, misuse of function blocks, range scaling issues, missing or incorrectly chosen options, standardization failures, etc. Many of the issues concern design violations and best practices in the design and use of functions that define a Control strategy.
PolicyCop is intended for engineers and organizations that want to develop process Control strategies where standards are enforced and to minimize process Startup issues typically found with new Control Strategy developments.
AST has developed a set of Rule Sets that define good engineering practice and proper use of CEE function blocks used in Control Strategy development. They are available for download to licensed users. Control Architect installation provides a Rule Editor that can be used to build your own custom policy rules to be used in the PolicyCop Workflow tool.