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Introduction to: Pani ZED™ Guide & Consult
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Welcome to Pani ZED™ Guide & Consult

The Pani ZED™ platform is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that elevates the efficiency of industrial and municipal water treatment facilities. Its core function is to aggregate and ingest plant data from manual entries, lab reports and digitized sensors. This data is analyzed, visualized, and provides the information and Insights that operators need to optimize their plant's performance.


The Guide and Consult plans are built on the concept of “digital twin” technology. Guide creates a model of the plant (DT2), and Consult creates a full digital simulation of the plant (DT3). The DT3 model in Consult allows the artificial intelligence to run this simulation alongside of the real plant and analyze discrepancies between the model and actual plant operations. This enables the AI to accurately predict issues that affect plant operations and prescribe actions to keep the plant in compliance, to save energy and to maximize plant performance.



Guide & Consult differences

Guide and Consult are similar from a user interface perspective and in many of their capabilities. The key difference is in the level of Artificial Intelligence used. Guide has Analytics that allow operators to perform intensive root-cause analysis and Insights that inform operators when plant operations are nearing failure or less optimal points. With a full Digital Twin 3 (DT3) model, Consult has everything that Guide has and adds more precise predictive capabilities via two extra tabs – Forecasting and Optimization.



Logging in & getting started

First, a username and password will be provided to you and your team by either the Pani team or your site administrator. Once received, you can log into your company’s platform via https:/ You now have access to detailed information on your operation wherever you have internet!  When logged in you will see the Home page.  From here you will have access to all the platform tools once you select a plant to view.  The main menu bar provides the primary navigation for the platform.  The plan (Guide or Consult) determines which tabs and features will be available.



Setting up the Pani ZED™ platform for the Guide & Consult plans 

Setting up a Guide or Consult plan within Pani ZED™ consists of the following steps:


  1. Provide P&IDs, data sheets and historical data to the Pani team
    • These can be uploaded via the support portal or to Pani’s FTP site. Contact support for access to the FTP.
  2. Pani assembles a digital twin of your plant
    • Pani imports any historical data and creates a model of your plant that the AI uses to optimize, predict, and forecast plant activities.
  3. Pani creates the operational reports, sensors, assets, KPIs and features of your plant
  4. Create forms
    • If you have manual data entry, use Form Builder to create forms that resemble your existing manual input forms and reflects any sensors you have in the plant.
  5. Create Users
    • Create individual users and set their roles and permissions (Operator, Process Analyst, Manager, etc.).
  6. Create Overview Dashboards
    • Create a variety of graphs and tables that provide key information on your plant.
  7. Test your plant
    • If you have entered historical data, you should see Overview page reporting.
  8. Create your Procedures
    • We provide several examples how different plant personnel interact with the platform. Use these as starting points as to create your monitoring/data entry/analysis/action plan processes for your teams.
  9. Enjoy increased productivity, operational efficiency, and optimization!


General usage notes

The platform has several “standard” usage modes. Once you understand these you will be able to extract maximum value and Insight from the reporting and views on the platform.


1. Scroll Wheel

  • If a graph is selected (click on the graph), the scroll wheel will zoom in and out on the timeline. 

2. Mouse Over

  • If the mouse cursor is placed over an area of a graph, it will display the actual values for the data being represented.
  • This is also useful for when log entries are displayed in a graph, such as with Interactive. Moving the mouse cursor over the log entry bar on the graph displays the log entry notes for that day.

3. KPI/Sensor searching

  • All KPI/Sensor searches can be filtered quickly by typing in part of the sensor name you are looking for. Things like “pressure” or “RO-1” or “flow” will reduce the number of displayed sensors to just those that contain the keyword, speeding up the sensor selection process.

4. Mouse Clicks

  • Double clicking over a log sheet entry, allows you to quickly edit exiting entries.




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