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PAS Global releases PlantState Suite (PSS) 8.3 featuring Alarm Mechanic

August 042017
PAS Global releases PlantState Suite (PSS) 8.3 featuring Alarm Mechanic

August 4, 2017 -- PAS Global, LLC, a solution provider of ICS cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability in the energy, power, and process industries, announced the release of PlantState Suite (PSS) 8.3 featuring Alarm Mechanic. This 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.”

PlantState Suite is designed to make power and process plant operators more effective at identifying, evaluating, and managing alarms. PSS is an 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 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.

PSS 8.3 also enhances support for corporate operational excellence programs and risk-tracking dashboards. In addition, the release eases integration and enables custom alarm analytics. 

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