PAS, Alstom Partner to Deliver New Software for Improved Plant Safety and Reliability

July 8, 2014
Latest Innovation in Operator Interfaces Significantly Enhances Operator Situation Awareness

PAS and Alstom have partnered to deliver software that significantly enhances operator situational awareness.

PAS' PowerGraphiX significantly improves an operator’s ability to effectively manage a power generation unit and mitigate abnormal situations. It transforms the way operators visualize information and respond to abnormal situations. The software simplifies the design, development, and maintenance of operator graphical interfaces.

PowerGraphiX includes templates, object libraries, and best practices guidelines for the design and implementation of power plant operator interfaces. Companies choosing to implement PowerGraphiX™ can expect significant return on investment by reducing unplanned outages. Additionally, they will vastly reduce the lifecycle cost of developing and maintaining operator graphics.

Alstom Gas Business' Senior Vice President Steve Meszaros said the company conducted in-depth interviews with a large cross section of power plant operators and maintenance teams; the overwhelming consensus was that control room operations need to be simplified to enhance efficiency and reliability and to reduce human error. This partnership combines Alstom’s global leadership in power plant design, operation and maintenance with PAS’s proven HMI software and graphics platform.