TiPS and UReason Partner for Better Operator Awareness

Sept. 18, 2007

Georgetown, Texas -- TiPS and UReason have formed a partnership to more closely align their respective alarm management and operator advisory technologies to deliver better plant condition alerts and advisory information, which empowers them to maximize production, safely and consistently.

The LogMate Alarm Management System from TiPS, Incorporated is a complete alarm management infrastructure with facilities for archival, analysis, trending, reporting, change management, rationalization and notification. The OASYS-AM Operator Advisory System from UReason is targeted at dynamic alarm reduction and operator advisory alerts, including play-back, pattern mining, rule induction, real-time cause-effect analysis, state detection, topology reasoning and interactive decision trees.

“We worked with TiPS software at Lyondell and we quickly recognized how complimentary our products were,” says Lieven Dubois, director of partner sales & marketing at UReason. “With this agreement in place UReason can promote and support TiPS products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while TiPS can serve its current and future customers in the Americas with an extension of its product range. Joining forces, UReason and TiPS now offer global support and presence.”

“Essentially these are two of the most important technology layers in an operations strategy, whether you call it alarm management, operator vigilance, or situation awareness,” adds Jennifer Anderson, business development manager for TiPS. “LogMate forms the basis of a control system alarm management program, and the UReason OASYS system improves the capabilities of the operating team beyond that which the control system alone is able to provide. This is a definite win for the manufacturing community.”