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PAS and Alstom Partner to Deliver PowerGraphiX 2.0 for Improved Plant Safety and Reliability

Latest innovation in operator interfaces significantly enhances operator situation awareness

June 24, 2014

Houston, Texas— June 24, 2014 – PAS, the global leader for high performance operator graphics, industrial control system cybersecurity, and alarm management, and Alstom, a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, today  announced a strategic licensing agreement that enables Alstom to deliver PAS’ PowerGraphiX® to its customers worldwide.
 
PowerGraphiX® greatly improves an operator’s ability to effectively manage a power generation unit and mitigate abnormal situations.  It uses advanced data visualization techniques and field proven pattern recognition objects to make sense of the thousands of data points required to operate a unit.  It brings consistency and simplifies the design, development, and maintenance of operator graphical interfaces. 
 
“We are delighted about our partnership with Alstom to deliver best in class power plant operator graphics with PowerGraphiX®,” said Mark Carrigan, PAS’ Vice President of Technology.  “PowerGraphiX® transforms the way operators visualize information and respond to abnormal situations.”
 
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.
 
“We conducted in-depth interviews with a large cross section of power plant operators and maintenance teams and there was overwhelming consensus that control room operations need to be simplified to enhance efficiency and reliability and to reduce human error,” said Steve Meszaros, Senior Vice President, Alstom Gas Business.  “This partnership combines Alstom’s global leadership in power plant design, operation and maintenance with PAS’s proven HMI software and graphics platform.”
 


About PAS
PAS is a leading provider of software solutions for process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide.  PAS’ solutions include industrial control system cybersecurity, automation asset management, alarm management, high performance HMI, boundary management, and control loop performance optimization.  PAS’ solutions are installed in more than 1,000 facilities worldwide with more than 30,000 users. For more information, visit www.pas.com.
 
About Alstom
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.