Home » PAS says it's mapped the automation genome
PAS says it's mapped the automation genome
09/15/2009PAS announced the launch of Integrity Automation Genome Software, the first product to provide a universal framework for the aggregation, contextualization and simplification of data across an entire automation and production management system
PAS, a supplier of operations and automation effectiveness software and services, announces the immediate release of Integrity Automation Genome Software. This software maps the automation genome, which is comprised of the databases, programs, displays and interconnections within and among all automation systems in a plant, including distributed control systems, SCADA systems, safety instrumented systems, data historians, advanced process controls, and instrumentation databases.
By mapping a plant’s automation genome, Integrity Software creates new possibilities for fundamentally transforming the productivity and safety performance of industrial plants. By identifying configuration defects and safety vulnerabilities, costly operational problems can be resolved quickly or avoided entirely. Tracking and historization of configuration changes ensures that the value of automation systems does not deteriorate over time. Users can access Integrity’s knowledge base through the graphical interfaces of their existing DCS and historian workstations.
Integrity Software also serves as a knowledge retention and collaboration platform that captures implicit knowledge, contextualizes it and makes it accessible. This ensures knowledge from experienced personnel is made available to everyone who needs it. Additionally, as email has become a primary means of exchanging significant plant information, Integrity includes the ability to tag and incorporate important emails in the knowledge base.
Chris Lyden, President of PAS commented, “We have designed Integrity to take full advantage of Web 2.0 technologies in order to enable greater interaction among people and information. We believe that combining these functions with Integrity’s ability to map the genomes of the disparate systems in a plant, will preserve a great deal of plant information, and make it easily accessible to everyone who needs it.”
One of the “killer” applications of the new Integrity Automation Genome software is the Disaster Recovery module, which provides a mechanism for automatic backup and archiving of system and database files, documenting restoration procedures, and the creation of object-to-file associations. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, it aids in system recovery, restoring corrupted files, or providing the facility to roll back to a point in time.
Fieldbus Foundation Launches Project Gemstone
New initiative is designed to make the fieldbus experience easier, more application-centered.
Pressure Sensors Monitor Remote Field Safety Trailers
AST Pressure sensors are used to monitor Nomadic safety trailers in the field in remote oil field locations.
Great Moments in Process Automation History
Take a broken soda fountain machine, a car a.c. unit, flavor mixes, water and CO2, add inventiveness; you get America’s favorite frozen drink.
Smart Grid: Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device Shows Positive Results
Forbes magazine's tech contributor Mark Gibbs writes that independent testing of Andrea Rossi's E-CAT Cold Fusion Reactor has positive results.The implications of the possible commercialization of cold fusion power sources are incredible.
SANS Control Security Training Coming to Houston
SANS Institute will hold ICS Security Training event on June 10-15 in Houston
Compressor Controls: Saudi Aramco Buys First GE Compressor Control Systems
Saudi Aramco has purchased advanced compressor control technology from GE for the Haradh GOSP-1 facility in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.
ISA Training Through June in Houston
Technician training, engineering survival and SIS boot camps for condensed, intense, comprehensive educational experience.
NIST Releases Initial Cyber Security Framework Comment Analysis
The National Institute for Standards and Technology has released an initial analysis of the hundreds of comments by industry and the public they have received on the Obama Administration's "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security" executive order.
Past Time to Upgrade Your DCS?
Upgrading Your DCS: Why You May Need to Do It Sooner Than You Think
Metso Provides New Heating Solution for Finnish Utility
Finland's largest pellet-fired heating plant produces environmentally friendly energy in Tampere
- All news »
Access the entire print issue on-line and be notified each month via e-mail when your new issue is ready for you. Subscribe today.
- Featured White Papers