Matrikon supplies asset management software to PPL

  • September 06, 2007
  • Matrikon Inc.
  • News
Edmonton, Alberta - September 6, 2007 - PPL Corporation has selected Matrikon Suite to provide an integrated platform for asset management and data visualization for its equipment reliability and performance center (ERPC), a "virtual" centralized monitoring facility which will initially cover two PPL fossil fuel plants in Pennsylvania. The solution includes a variety of Matrikon products, including Operational Insight, Alarm Manager, various OPC interfaces and Resolution: Intelligent Plant Data Model, to monitor equipment performance and reliability. The monitoring information will be made available to both plant and central office engineering staff.Dennis Murphy, V.P. of Eastern Fossil & Hydro Generation, PPL Corporation stated: "A consistent, cross-plant approach to information management will enable improved availability and operational performance to maintain reliable and economic power generation. Armed with relevant information, our team of plant and home-office staff can make informed decisions that will lead to greater generating efficiency and reduced overall equipment costs."In addition to providing on-going analysis of equipment health and plant operating efficiency, the ERPC staff will also review plant shut-downs and start-ups. "We are pleased to be a part of PPL's vision for driving equipment reliability and performance," said Nizar J. Somji, president & CEO. "It is always exciting to work with a company that recognizes that technology, used in an innovative way, can continue to improve their results."About PPLPPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), headquartered in Allentown, Pa., controls more than 11,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets and delivers electricity to more than 4 million customers in Pennsylvania, the United Kingdom and Latin America.About MatrikonMatrikon is a leading provider of industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon's reach is global. Learn More

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