Invensys releases Condition Manager software

December 052006
InFusion Condition Manager collects and analyzes real-time diagnostics from all plant production assets and drives the appropriate actions to help improve overall asset performance management

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA (INVENSYS CUSTOMER CONFERENCE) - December 5, 2006 - Invensys is demonstrating a new intelligent real-time condition management component for the company's InFusion enterprise control system (ECS) at the 2006 Invensys Customer Conference.

The new InFusion Condition Manager builds upon Invensys' award-winning Avantis.CM technology to provide the ability to collect real-time condition data from an even broader range of plant data sources and to interoperate with the full range of Invensys and third-party applications supported through the InFusion application environment. Like the field-proven Avantis.CM, InFusion Condition Manager provides powerful tools for analyzing and contextualizing the data and applies an expert rule set that first triggers and then manages the appropriate operations, engineering, or maintenance actions. As a result, the new InFusion Condition Manager provides a powerful new capability for helping companies to effectively balance asset availability and utilization to align overall plant performance with business objectives.

Other vendors' condition monitoring solutions tend to focus on basic monitoring of field devices and/or rotating equipment. In contrast, InFusion Condition Manager collects, aggregates, and analyzes real-time data from the full array of plant production assets. These can include intelligent field devices such as sensors and actuators; rotating and non-rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, compressors, turbines, dryers, and heat exchangers; and even entire process units. This real-time asset information is then put into proper context and made available to other plant and enterprise systems within the InFusion ECS environment.

"InFusion Condition Manager can help enable organizations to move from a reactive to a proactive environment in which they can effectively predict and prevent problems before they occur to be able to focus resources on improving asset performance," said Neil Cooper, general manager of Invensys' Avantis enterprise asset management (EAM) unit.

"Effective condition management has become even more critical as today's industrial organizations are dealing with a shortage of skilled technicians due to an aging workforce," said Grant Le Sueur, InFusion marketing director at Invensys Process Systems. "That's why we're so pleased to be able to offer InFusion Condition Manager as a very cool new capability within the InFusion enterprise control system."

About the InFusion Enterprise Control System
The InFusion enterprise control system combines industry-leading capabilities from across Invensys with advanced enterprise information and integration technologies from both Microsoft and SAP to dramatically reduce integration costs. With InFusion technology, most existing automation and enterprise systems can now be cost-effectively integrated into a common system.

About Invensys
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world.