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PAS Releases PlantState Suite 7.3

New version includes process and safety boundary violation analytics for safer plant operations

September 16, 2013

Houston, Texas, USA — September 16, 2013 — PAS, a human reliability software solutions provider to the power and process industries worldwide, announced a new release of its PlantState Suite™ product, which includes inBound™ Analytics, a robust boundary management solution to improve situation awareness in the control room and prevent industrial accidents.

“The new release of PlantState Suite allows users to configure and receive alarm boundary notifications to proactively manage safe plant operations,” said Dennis Ahrens, Chief Software Architect. “It provides advanced analyses for boundary violations in order to identify operational risks and vulnerabilities.”

The inBound Analytics module provides clear visibility and unique insights to violations of mechanical, design, safety, and operational limits in real time.  Analyses such as frequent violations, violations by boundary type, violations by unit, and time in violation can be obtained for root cause analysis. 

The concept of boundary management is not new to the power and process industries.  However, until now, industrial companies have used homegrown or makeshift point solutions to address this important need.  The concept and the design of inBound were developed in collaboration with one of the top five global oil and gas companies.  However, it also addresses the boundary management needs of companies in all other industries such as Power, Chemical, and Mining.  

inBound is a fully integrated add-on module to PAS’s industry leading PlantState Suite for Alarm Management and Control Loop Performance Optimization.  With the latest release of inBound, process operators and plant management can now view the overall status of their production in the context of operational and safety boundaries in real time.  

About PAS
PAS specializes in human reliability software solutions for power and process plants worldwide to enhance plant safety, compliance, and profitability.  PAS products deliver essential information to the plant operator to increase situation awareness, thereby reducing plant vulnerabilities.  PAS’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions include alarm management, automation configuration management, control loop performance optimization, and high-performance human machine interfaces.  PAS solutions are installed in over 1000 industrial plants worldwide. For more information, visit

About Human Reliability
Human Reliability is the practice of optimizing human performance in complex systems and situations, with the goals of minimizing human errors and maximizing the resilience of systems through the use of user centered and error tolerant designs.