HOUSTON, TEXAS — PAS Inc., the leading solution provider of process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability for the energy, power, and process industries today announced Al-Dur Power and Water Company (ADPWC) has chosen PAS PlantState Suite™ (PSS) to optimize operator situation awareness and improve plant safety. ADPWC is majority-owned by ENGIE and Gulf Investment Corporation. Having commenced commercial operations in February 2012, ADPWC produces one third of the electric power and water consumed in the Kingdom of Bahrain. PAS will provide alarm and event analytics, documentation, and rationalization software and services that enable plant operators to respond to alarms more effectively and mitigate abnormal situations.
“Our operators evaluate and manage thousands of alarms per day, which ultimately impacts their effectiveness running our plant,” says ADPWC’s Jim Barrett, General Manager of Operations and Maintenance. “PAS offers industry proven alarm management software and services that help operators perform their jobs better. We are confident that PAS PlantState Suite software and alarm management experts will help us meet our alarm management performance goals and address industry best practices such as EEMUA 191.”
PlantState Suite makes power and process plant operators more effective at identifying, evaluating, and managing alarms. PSS comprises multiple software products that optimize alarm management systems within the context of a plant’s state, processes, and operational boundaries. With PSS, companies gain:
- Improved situation awareness and operator effectiveness,
- Safer, more profitable plant operations,
- Greater speed and accuracy in response to abnormal situations, and
- Reduced control room training requirements.
PAS solutions are used by 9 of the biggest 15 power companies in the world. PAS is the recognized industry leader in improving operator effectiveness and has authored the definitive book on alarm management best practices, The Alarm Management Handbook.
“An operator overwhelmed by too many alarms leads to unsafe and unprofitable operations,” said Mark Carrigan, Senior Vice President of Global Operations at PAS. “For more than twenty years, PAS has helped companies rationalize and optimize their alarm management systems so that operators are more responsive and can effectively prevent abnormal situations from escalating. A well-managed alarm system means safer, more reliable plant processes. We are proud to have ADPWC as our customer and look forward to serving their operational needs.”