Friday, April 8, 2011

Technology partnership!

Exclusive agreement combines ACM technology with Invensys solutions expertise to help customers achieve environment & safety excellence

Invensys Operations Management is to be the exclusive provider of a unique process safety decision-support solution from ACM Facility Safety, a division of ACM Automation. Under the terms of a new partnership agreement, Invensys will now offer ACM Facility Safety’s process safety decision-support software, Machu Picchu, to the global process industry.
“Together, Invensys and ACM are embarking on a new path to make industrial plants safer,” said Steve Elliott, environment and safety excellence principal for Invensys Operations Management. “Invensys will take responsibility for the delivery of new solutions that enable customers to continuously track deviations between the plant’s designed risk profile and the actual operating risk profile in real time. Using dashboard displays, plant operators will be able to readily identify, mitigate, minimise and potentially eliminate process risks. This expanded solution capability enhances our Triconex® safety software and systems to help our clients achieve sustainable environment and safety excellence. The partnership with ACM is another example of how our global Ecosystem of partners accelerates our capability to deliver integrated solutions that deliver real-time results.”

Designed to work with a plant’s process automation, control and safety systems, the Machu Picchu decision-support tool provides visibility into process risks and combines expert knowledge of the plant’s risk parameters, diagnostic alarms and historical operator observations to monitor the integrity of all safeguards 24x7. It then calculates the level of risk caused by a deviation and provides operators a set of pre-engineered contingency plans or detailed instructions on how to address abnormal situations.

Murray Macza, general manager for ACM Automation Inc., said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with Invensys—the acknowledged leader in critical control and safety systems—to extend our global reach and bring our safety offerings to the chemical, petrochemical, refining, oil and gas production, power generation and manufacturing industries. Today’s end users are under tremendous pressure to run their plants at maximum throughput without limiting their commitment to safety and the environment. By working closely with Invensys, we can accelerate the introduction and adoption of revolutionary new technology that will help process manufacturers improve their business performance, as well as achieve safety and overall operational excellence.”

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