PAS Continues to Innovate Alarm Management with New PlantState Suite Release

Software Automates Analysis and Recommendations for Solving Nuisance Alarms

HOUSTON, TX - August 2, 2017 - PAS Global, LLC, the leading solution provider of ICS cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability in the energy, power, and process industries, announces the new release of PlantState Suite™ (PSS) 8.3 featuring Alarm Mechanic. This new feature helps improve process plant safety and console operator performance minimizing nuisance alarms through automated analytics and recommendations.

According to ARC Advisory Group vice president Larry O'Brien, principal author of ARC's Alarm Management Market Size and Forecast Report, "automating complex tasks like analysis of alarm delay time settings is a key example of real world big data and analytics capability being applied to the world of process automation. The ability of suppliers like PAS to turn the large amounts of data generated in complex alarm management systems into useful and actionable information for end users will improve both plant safety and reliability and provide a path to operational excellence. PAS pioneered the alarm management space, and is a proven entity for driving ISA 18.2 and IEC 62682 standards compliance."

PlantState Suite makes power and process plant operators more effective at identifying, evaluating, and managing alarms. PSS is the industry's most comprehensive, integrated abnormal situation management software platform designed to optimize Independent Protection Layers (IPL), such as process control loops, alarms, safety instrumented systems, and pressure relief systems. With PSS, companies gain:

  • Improved operator situation awareness and effectiveness,
  • Greater speed and accuracy in detection and response to abnormal situations,
  • Reduced severity of process upsets, and
  • Safer, more profitable plant operations.

With the addition of Alarm Mechanic, PSS 8.3 fully automates complex analyses that determine alarm delay time settings. Delay time is a critical method for solving nuisance alarm problems. Leveraging decades of PAS project experience and a proprietary Master Alarm Database, Alarm Mechanic replaces manual calculations and guesswork with automated, deterministic recommendations that ensure consistent and optimal settings. PAS, recently ranked the #1 independent alarm management solution provider in the world by ARC, is the only company in the market today offering this functionality.

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