PAS introduces automation asset management system

Houston, TX—PAS recently released its Integrity.MOC automation asset management system (AAMS) to provide comprehensive lifecycle management support of industrial automation assets, especially intellectual property.


Houston, TX— PAS recently released its Integrity.MOC automation asset management system (AAMS) to provide comprehensive lifecycle management support of industrial automation assets, especially intellectual property. Integrity.MOC extends the functions of PAS' successful DOC3000 AAMS to any brand of distributed control system, programmable logic controller, safety instrumented system, process historian, advanced process control and optimization, and field instrumentation and analytical system.

By separating system knowledge from the application, Integrity.MOC becomes more supplier neutral, while addressing change management, asset tracking and asset availability. 'Proper management of automation assets is a corporate risk management imperative to ensure that the billions of dollars in annual revenues continue coming from operating manufacturing facilities,' says Ginny Burnell, PAS' COO and VP. 'We realized that we could build asset models of the data structures and entity referencing in each of these automation systems, and provide a comprehensive, unique AAMS for this special class of assets, which conventional asset manage-ment systems can't handle.'

PAS reports that the typical process plant automation system is a layered architecture of heterogeneous brand manufacture, or 'best of breed' systems, of field instrumentation, regulatory and safety-related controls, advanced process controls, historians, and production management systems. 'Manufacturers today are confronted with ever increasing technological changes. Management of change is critical to their success. Ensuring the integrity of automation assets deployed is an often overlooked requirement, but absolutely necessary to maintaining safe and profitable operating targets. Regulations such as OSHA 1910.119 and FDA Ruling 21 CFR Part 11 reinforce this need though federal mandate,' adds Dick Hill, ARC Advisory Group's manufacturing advisory services VP. 'PAS has considerable knowledge and technology in this area, and is able to cut across the heterogeneous automation technologies that are prevalent in manufacturing plants.'

PAS supplies asset solutions to process industries worldwide, and, since 1993, has developed advanced technology solutions for asset management, alarm management and critical condition management, and advanced process control and modeling.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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