Software Combats Abnormal Situations

Sept. 1, 2004
New technology, called Operations Management Pro (OM Pro), is part of a portfolio of advanced software applications that is integrated with the vendor’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS).

The integrated solution improves safety and operational reliability while increasing profitability by up to $2 million per year for energy, chemical and pulp, paper and printing facilities, the vendor says. The solution’s advanced tools provide facility workers with early awareness and knowledge to quickly resolve abnormal situations that cause plants and mills to deviate from normal operations. Early alerts and notifications of process disturbances allow plants to safely run closer to economic targets and maximum production because workers can continuously monitor performance in relation to operational constraints. OM Pro includes technology developed through research by the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium. Led by the vendor, the ASM Consortium is a joint research and development group that includes some of the world’s largest refineries.