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Invensys Introduces Corporate Energy Management Application

Invensys Operations Management has introduced the new Wonderware® Corporate Energy Management Application, which enables industrial automation customers to implement an energy management program quickly and easily and respond better to energy consumption challenges.

            The application allows users to monitor energy and detect and notify personnel of energy inefficiencies. It connects directly to meters on a network through industrial controllers, and accepts manual entry via the company’s Wonderware InTouch® HMI and IntelaTracTM mobile solutions. The application is layered on top of the Wonderware System Platform, enabling integration with a wide range of applications, networks and I/O data sources. Application functionality includes recording consumption and demand at main and sub meters for a wide range of energy types, including power, water, chill, gas, air and steam. The application also associates production output to energy usage, providing the key performance indicators used in many sustainability programs. It can be installed in a matter of days, and pre-built reports give managers, supervisors and workers new visibility and information on how energy is used within the operation.

            “Energy management at the enterprise level is not only the responsibility of plant managers and engineers, it has now become the responsibility of corporate management as well,” said Bill Schiel, manager of energy management solutions, Invensys Operations Management. “All departments within a company consume energy and add cost to a product or service, so all must be involved in developing an energy management strategy that can be quickly implemented to benefit the entire organization’s bottom line.”

            With this Wonderware application, companies are able to create a variety of energy consumption Web reports based on time period, department, cost center and operational events. Real-time views of energy consumption are provided by Wonderware InTouch HMI, offering an overview of the real-time state of energy usage. With the Wonderware Corporate Energy Management Application, organizations can quickly meet business initiatives for energy reductions and resource management to achieve long-term sustainable results.

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November 6, 2009 at 1:03 am Leave a comment

Invensys Announces ROMeo 5.2 for Industrial Utilities Optimization

Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, today announced the availability of its ROMeo® 5.2 solution for industrial utilities optimization, built on its proven SimSci-EsscorTM optimization software. This solution targets the unique needs of large enterprises, such as refineries, that have several options to produce, buy or sell energy to meet the demands of their processing facilities.

            At most of these operating sites, the cost of power and utilities is often the largest controllable operating expense, after the purchase of raw materials. Rising energy costs and stringent environmental regulations drive an increased focus on energy efficiency. Most companies are responding with demand-side energy management strategies that target process improvements or modifications to reduce energy usage. However, supply-side energy (utilities) management provides additional opportunity to reduce consumption through improved sourcing.

            The Invensys solution introduces several new capabilities and functions that simulate steam turbines, gas turbines, heat recovery system generators, boilers, headers and several others plant utility systems. Completely and efficiently modeling demand in a single environment enables user to target significant improvements in supply-side energy management.

            “With its utilities optimization functionality, our solution can help our customers not only meet federal and local emission control regulations, but also optimize the amount and type of energy that is consumed by their processing facilities,” said Harpreet Gulati, product director, Invensys Operations Management. “Invensys solutions built on ROMeo were already the market-leading choice for process-side optimization and energy management, but version 5.2 of SimSci-Esscor ROMeo optimization software now provides a unique platform that can be used for both demand-side and supply-side energy optimization.”

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November 5, 2009 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

Invensys Provides Dynamic Simulation for ConocoPhillips’ E-Gas

Invensys Operations Management has reached a multi-year agreement with ConocoPhillips to provide dynamic simulation for the development of ConocoPhillips’ proprietary E-GasTM technology. Under the terms of the contract, Invensys will supply its DYNSIM® modeling and simulation software to help improve the design, start-up and operation of new coal gasification plants. In addition, Invensys will be a preferred supplier of dynamic simulation software to licensees of ConocoPhillips’ E-Gas technology.  

            “We were very impressed with Invensys’ professionalism and technical capabilities, particularly around gasification, and we look forward to working with them on this important development effort,” said Cliff Keeler, E-Gas product manager, ConocoPhillips.

            “With our extensive experience in gasification and our ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions that address important industrial issues, we believe we are uniquely positioned to help ConocoPhillips successfully develop its global E-Gas business,” said Tobias Scheele, VP Advanced Applications, Invensys Operations Management. “Gasification is the cleanest, most efficient process for converting coal into a hydrogen-rich alternative fuel, and we are excited to help ConocoPhillips as they use their E-Gas technology to pursue efficient and environmentally responsible synthesis gas production projects.”   

            ConocoPhillips will display the Invensys prototype of the E-Gas two-stage gasifier during the Gasification Technologies Conference at the Broadmoor Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO, October 4-7, 2009.

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October 3, 2009 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

Invensys Offers PAS Integrity Software to Configure Control Systems

Invensys Operations Management has signed an agreement with PAS, a supplier of operations and automation effectiveness software, to provide Invensys clients a comprehensive suite of system documentation and configuration management tools and services.  Their IntegrityTM Software solution will be used to map the databases, programs, displays and interconnections within and among plant automation systems, including Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems, InFusion enterprise control systems and Triconex safety instrumented systems. Invensys Operations Management will provide its customers with a choice of three levels of Integrity Software, allowing them the flexibility to match the solution to their specific needs.
            “A back-documentation and ‘where-used’ facility for our Foxboro I/A Series®, InFusionTM and Triconex® systems is a high priority for our customers,” said Betty Naylor-McDevitt, director of marketing, Invensys Operations Management. “Leveraging our strong industry expertise, we chose the Integrity Software solution because of its comprehensive scalability. Integrity allows us to provide a scope of offerings from simple system documentation to robust configuration management and full mapping of the breadth of systems installed in our customers’ plants.”
            “The PAS Integrity Software solution provides the capabilities that Invensys’ clients need. It simplifies the complexities of their entire automation infrastructure and enables them to capture and share knowledge in real time to improve delivery of automation system projects,” said Chris Lyden, president, PAS. “We are pleased to extend our business partnership with Invensys Operations Management for the benefit of their customers.”

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September 24, 2009 at 5:53 am Leave a comment

Invensys Releases New Virtual Reality Training Solution

Invensys Operations Management announced the commercial availability of its new EYESim virtual reality immersive training solution. The first industrial virtual reality training solution based on first-principle simulation and augmented reality, EYESim technology enables engineers and operators to see and safely interact with the plant and the processes they control.

            Using and applying gaming skills familiar to younger employees, the EYESim solution also appeals to new plant employees and experienced engineers. It combines virtual reality technologies with high-fidelity process and control simulation, computer-based maintenance and documentation management and other applications to provide a highly realistic and safe training environment for improving operating efficiency and skills. Simulations are driven by the company’s DYNSIM® process simulator, FSIM Plus software, I/A Series® control system emulation and other compatible programs.

            “The increasing complexity of plants, combined with a changing workforce, demands next-generation tools that can safely and interactively train new operators and engineers without putting them, the community or the environment at risk,” said Tobias Scheele, VP advanced applications, Invensys Operations Management. “This system provides a stable, realistic environment for practicing routine operational and maintenance functions, as well as rarely performed volatile tasks such as plant shutdowns. In addition, using computer models of real equipment allows endless experimentation without ever taking the equipment offline, mitigating risk to production as well.”  

            By merging virtual plant imagery with screens from asset management or other application software, the Invensys solution creates a computer-generated representation of either a real or proposed process plant. Using a stereoscopic headset, trainees enter a completely immersive environment in which they can move throughout the plant. Such freedom is possible because the virtual environment is rendered at 60 frames per second, significantly faster than what can be achieved by traditional, non-real-time rendering.

            EYESim technology is geared toward the energy, chemical, oil and gas, and other vital process industries as they face knowledge management, training and retention challenges brought on by an aging and dwindling industry workforce.

            “The loss of experienced workers and associated knowledge is increasing the risk of conducting safe, reliable and efficient plant operations, but the EYESim solution creates an environment in which operators and engineers can quickly absorb and utilize the wealth of process data and control system information that is available to them,” said Tom Fiske, PhD, senior analyst with ARC Advisory Group. “Traditional operator training simulators play a significant role in protecting knowledge assets, and these systems are evolving into increasingly more sophisticated simulators, such as the new solution from Invensys, which combines virtual reality and immersive technology with high-fidelity modeling to enhance knowledge protection and improve operator performance. Additionally, outside operators and other operational team members can use such simulators to provide more realistic and complete training experiences, or to assist in other asset management and operational activities.”

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September 22, 2009 at 1:59 am 1 comment

Invensys Announces ‘Powered by Wonderware’ Program

Invensys Operations Management, provider of technology and software to the process and manufacturing industries, announced a newPowered By Wonderware® program that delivers its Wonderware InTouch® human-machine interface (HMI) software in a Compact Edition form factor for Windows CE devices. The program was created in partnership with Advantech Corp., Arista Corp., Axiomtek, B&R Industrial Automation, Beckhoff Automation, Beijer Electronics, Kontron and VIPA. Powered By Wonderware certified devices are now available from these vendors, with pre-installed images ready for use out of the box.

            “The Powered by Wonderware program, in conjunction with our partners, means that our customers can now order their HMI hardware with runtime software pre-installed, directly from their vendor of choice,” said Keith Jones, marketing program manager, Wonderware HMI/SCADA products. “This offers a certified combination of InTouch Compact Edition software and vendor hardware, tested by Wonderware and ready to use out of the box. Customers will appreciate the time they will save with the pre-installed software, as well as have confidence that their industrial computer panel is ready to run. In addition, InTouch Compact Edition software has never been more affordable, with users able to select the license size they need and take advantage of exciting new bundled pricing.”

            By partnering with many of the world’s top HMI hardware brands, Invensys now offers clients the most cost-efficient version of Wonderware InTouch HMI software on a vast amount of hardware styles and ratings. 

            “Wonderware customers are assured that InTouch Compact Edition software is certified to function properly on all certified hardware and that, together with our partners, we will support the complete solution in every corner of the globe,” said Dan Fitzpatrick, global embedded program manager, Invensys Operations Management.

            Powered By Wonderware is an ongoing open program, with Invensys planning to announce additional members in the coming months.

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September 16, 2009 at 3:09 am Leave a comment

Invensys Brings Immersive Virtual Reality to Life

Invensys Process Systems (IPS) unveiled its Immersive Virtual Reality Process technology, a next-generation human machine interface (HMI) solution that will revolutionize the way engineers and operator trainees see and interact with the plant and the processes they control.

When it becomes commercially available later this year, IPS expects Immersive Virtual Reality Process to deliver benefits that will help improve plant safety and security, ensure environmental and regulatory accountability, and increase production and efficiency while controlling feedstock and material costs. The energy and process industries will also be able to apply the technology to meet the knowledge-management, training and retention challenges they encounter in the face of an aging and dwindling industry workforce.

IPS’ Immersive Virtual Reality Process can create a 3D computer-generated representation of either a real or proposed process plant. Via a stereoscopic headset, users enter a totally immersive environment in which they can move through the plant in any direction. Such freedom is made possible because the virtual environment is rendered at 60 frames per second, significantly faster than what can be achieved by traditional rendering.

“The ability to simulate complex processes in connection with virtual actions allows the user to directly experience an environment that changes over time, making it more effective at transferring skills learned in training to the work environment,” said Maurizio Rovaglio, director, IPS global consulting. “And because rarely performed volatile tasks such as plant shutdowns can be rehearsed in a stable, realistic environment, users and operator trainees have the opportunity to learn and make mistakes without putting themselves, the community or the environment at risk. In addition to that, using computer models of real equipment allows endless experimentation without ever taking the equipment off line, mitigating risk to production as well.”

IPS will make Immersive Virtual Reality Process truly realistic by applying its proprietary DYNSIM™ software to emulate the plant environment, linking process simulation models with physical-spatial models to create virtually any scenario that a user could encounter in real life. The inherent flexibility of IPS’ technology results in fast and economical program configuration.

The company’s new solution has been designed for a wide range of scenarios, including process design, maintenance engineering and plant safety. IPS expects Immersive Virtual Reality Process to be widely used in the next generation of process training programs.

“Immersive Virtual Reality Process is another example of IPS developing and delivering innovative solutions that help our clients solve their most critical business issues,” said Tobias Scheele, VP advanced applications, IPS. “The solution continues to be tested in a variety of installations, and we are beginning to realize its full potential and value-add possibilities. When it becomes available in the second half of this year, we believe it will provide immediate, far-reaching benefits to clients spanning the process industries.”

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August 10, 2009 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

Invensys Signs Outsourcing Deal with Cognizant

Invensys Operations Management, provider of automation and information technology solutions and consulting services, has entered a strategic relationship with Cognizant, a provider of consulting, technology and business outsourcing, to help improve the design, development and delivery of Invensys products and solutions for customers around the globe.

“This relationship is another important step in executing our long-term growth strategy, part of an initiative we undertook several months ago that will help us become a high-performing, integrated technology company,” said Sudipta Bhattacharya, President and CEO, Invensys Operations Management. “Leveraging a reputable and proven partner like Cognizant accelerates our ability to expand capacity and move into adjacent markets.”

Under the terms of the initial five-year agreement, Cognizant will serve as Invensys Operations Management’s global development partner. Cognizant intends to recruit and make an offer of employment to 400 Invensys Operations Management employees as part of their strategic offering to supply an array of development and maintenance services, including the development of manufacturing engineering, enterprise manufacturing intelligence, advanced applications, operations management, measurement and instrumentation, safety and critical control, supervisory control and data acquisition, and distributed control systems.

“Externally, our customers and ecosystem partners should see no difference in our products or their working relationship with us,” Bhattacharya said. “In fact, by leveraging our combined expertise and capabilities to deliver greater value, our customers should receive the intended benefits of this new relationship: faster time-to-market on new solutions, faster innovation, faster ramp up on resources and a deeper focus on the design and development of our strategic product portfolio. We believe that this long-term relationship will increase our capacity to develop strategic technology, create the flexibility to respond to changing business priorities and significantly increase our capability to quickly deliver new solutions while continuing to support our large customer base.”

Francisco D’Souza, president and CEO of Cognizant, said, “We have been very impressed with the Hyderabad development team at Invensys Operations Management and are excited at the potential innovation we will jointly drive into the manufacturing technology marketplace as they blend into Cognizant. With our global footprint and scale, we have the resources to make significant investments in infrastructure and skills development, as well as to provide attractive growth opportunities for our employees, all of which will help Invensys Operations Management accelerate delivery of their products and solutions.”

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July 17, 2009 at 2:33 am Leave a comment

Invensys Unveils PRO/II 8.3 Simulation Software

Invensys Operations Management has released a new, enhanced version of its SimSci-Esscor® PRO/II™ simulation software, a steady-state process simulator used to design, analyze and improve chemical processes in the petrochemical industry. The new version is easier, faster and more flexible than previous versions, and it features a new customizable language module that enables users to view the graphical user interface, error messages and warning messages in many languages, starting with Japanese. Support for other languages will follow.

Tobias Scheele, VP advanced applications, commented: “Research shows that local language deployment improves understanding across engineering teams, which improves productivity and has a positive impact on overall business performance.” 

PRO/II 8.3 simulation software also includes features that have been previously available only by keyword from the graphical user interface, extending its functionality to all users. There are also numerous thermodynamic upgrades and enhancements for CAPE-OPEN compliance. Additionally, PRO/II 8.3 simulation software has been integrated with an upgraded version of the SIM4ME® Portal and Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet software interface, enabling users to link and pass information between PRO/II simulations or between PRO/II and PIPEPHASE™ simulations. The interface also allows users to build and run case studies directly from the Excel software without opening the simulations.

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July 9, 2009 at 11:07 pm Leave a comment

Invensys Improves Interface for Multiphase Flow Simulator

Invensys Operations Management has introduced a new interface that improves multiphase flow simulation in subsea applications and enhances design, control system checkout and operator training. The new solution links OLGA®, SPT Group’s simulator for modeling and simulating the flow of oil, water and gas in wells, pipelines and receiving facilities, with Invensys Operations Management’s SimSci-Esscor DYNSIM® simulation program to help engineers more easily model integrated operations of subsea production systems and topside processing facilities, such as platforms, FPSOs, onshore plants and new floating LNG plants. The solution can also be used to test and model the plant’s integrated process and control systems, reducing control system commissioning time, as well as to develop and train control room operators.

“As part of our dynamic simulation engineering and operator training simulator platform, the new interface includes improved numerical integration, easy-to-use, drag-and-drop configuration and the ability to view dynamic profiles of key parameters of the OLGA pipeline model from within the DYNSIM program,” said Tobias Scheele, VP Advanced Applications, Invensys Operations Management. “It’s another example of a successful cooperation between two leading companies.”

Invensys and SPT also plan to integrate the DYNSIM simulation program under SPT Group’s edpm® online solution, which enables high-quality modeling for online monitoring and advisory of integrated multiphase production and processing facilities.

“We are excited to work with Invensys Operations Management to develop and test the new interface,” said Knut Erik Spilling, Sr. VP e-Field Solutions, SPT Group. “The DYNSIM program includes an easy-to-use interface that provides excellent visualization features. A superb integrated engineering and operator training simulator needs to have the capabilities of high accuracy, speed and numerical robustness. OLGA and DYNSIM technology will successfully meet that need, and it will help our clients achieve a quicker return on their investment and greater efficiencies in the lifecycle operation.”

edpm is rapidly becoming the industry standard for multiphase dynamic production management systems. Using OLGA in an online environment, edpm provides operators and engineers with information from parts of the production system that instrumentation cannot reach. This allows the deployment of advanced operation advisors for solving defined flow assurance problems. An open structure gives ready access to third party software developers and operators, enabling further innovations and connectivity.

Currently edpm is used on 20 projects around the world, ranging from gas-condensate and deepwater oil systems to advanced drilling operations, to optimize production and reduce costs. OLGA has been used in more than 30 operator training simulator projects worldwide

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July 7, 2009 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

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