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PAS, Inc. released the latest version of its PlantState Suite (PSS) software, featuring an operational risk dashboard.

The PSS mobile-friendly dashboard provides plant managers and operators with centralized alarm system, control loop, boundary, and other operational analytics for improved situation awareness, plant safety, and profitability.

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PSS 8.0 also features operational boundary-based opportunity cost tracking and advanced event analytics.

“PAS continues to demonstrate industry leadership and innovation with its recent release of PSS,” said Chris Witte, senior vice president, Freeport Site Manager at BASF. “We have used PSS across our enterprise for more than 10 years and have seen demonstrable improvement in plant safety and profitability as a result. PSS gives us invaluable operational insight. We are excited to see that insight extended further with a new dashboard incorporating and analyzing multiple data sources within a single application helping further reduce operational risk in the plant.”

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PlantState Suite 8.0 provides actionable information on alarm systems, control loops, and operational boundaries to improve operator situation awareness and help plant personnel mitigate abnormal situations.

PSS’ new features include:
• Operational Risk Dashboard: Provides operational clarity and decision support for plant personnel and management teams with centralized operator KPIs including alarm data, control system performance, safety instrumented system status, operating envelope analysis and performance measurements against industry standards
• InBound Opportunity Cost Tracking: Enables prioritization of production opportunities within operational boundaries to improve profitability
• Advanced Event Analytics: Provides control system asset and process event analytics

PSS 8.0 “addresses common operational challenges such as optimizing alarm management performance, identifying opportunities to optimize production goals, improving asset reliability, and most importantly, minimizing risk,” said Rick Willett, vice president operations management business unit at PAS.

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