Feb 11 2014
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Invensys Announces Launch of SimSci®APC 2014
•Updated Advanced Process Control Software Shrinks Plant Testing and Commissioning Time by up to 50%, Improves Control and Plant Performance
The innovative offering has been built from the ground up to enable ease of use. It modernizes the graphical user interface while retaining the rigorous and robust calculation engine from the company's successful Connoisseur APC offering. The new SimSci APC 2014 software is structured around an enhanced, natural workflow that includes full support for model case file development and a connection wizard for faster integration to any distributed control system (DCS) and programmable logic controller, including the company's Foxboro® I/A Series® DCS and its new Foxboro Evo™ process automation system. The software will be even more tightly integrated in future releases of the Foxboro Evo systems providing enhanced simulation capability.
Peter Reynolds, Senior Consultant with the ARC Advisory Group, said: "Advanced process control can result in tremendous improvements in plant efficiency and performance, but is largely under-utilized, in part because some potential users find it too much of a challenge. Invensys addresses this issue head-on, with new graphical interfaces, intuitive workflows and custom calculation engines. Making optimization easier will empower both seasoned APC users and the next generation of engineers and operators to address a wider range of process conditions and business challenges."
Tom Kinney, Vice-President of Invensys' Optimization Business, said: "We are excited about our new APC offering, which builds on our market-leading Connoisseur APC software to help our customers experience enhanced quality, increased throughput and reduced energy usage. The software was developed with the end-user in mind, and it includes several well-thought-out features to help achieve better and more sustainable control of the process. A built-in auto-discovery wizard captures the specific syntax of any DCS for even faster buildup of tag connections.
For more information about SimSci APC, please visit software.invensys.com/products/simsci/optimize/.
Invensys is a global technology company that works in partnership with a broad range of industrial and commercial customers to design and supply advanced technologies that optimize their operational performance and profitability. From oil refineries and power stations to mining companies, food and beverage companies and appliance manufacturers, Invensys' market-leading software, systems and controls enable its customers to monitor, control and automate their products and processes, thereby maximizing safety, efficiency, reliability and ease of use. To learn more about Invensys, visit invensys.com.
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For further information, please contact:
Invensys Operations Management
Marketing Manager - Middle East & North Africa
Tel: +971 (0) 4807 4783
Melanie Antao Fernandes
(T) +971 4 3688001
(M) +971 506566876
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