BASF picks PAS for alarm management

Sept. 9, 2008
Houston, Texas - PAS, a provider of alarm management software and consulting services for the process industries, has announced that BASF has selected its alarm management software for its enterprise-wide alarm management initiative. The agreement enables BASF to deploy PAS’ PlantState Suite (PSS) software throughout BASF operating facilities worldwide.PAS'  real-time alarm management software suite includes alarm and event data collection and analysis, performance metrics manager, documentation and rationalization, state-based alarm handling, flood suppression, alarm shelving, as well as audit-and-enforce to keep alarm systems performing optimally.“PAS is pleased to support BASF’s corporate alarm management improvement initiative that will help enhance plant operability and efficiency,” said Bijan Habibi, PAS vice-president of international operations.“BASF conducted a rigorous evaluation of available alarm-management technologies and selected PAS as its partner because PAS offers currently the most valuable solution for BASF.” said Simon Kronemeier, automation technology BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany.  “As a corporate initiative, we plan to use PAS software to monitor and improve alarms within each of our operating plants.”