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PAS Global LLC released its PlantState Suite (PSS) 8.3 featuring Alarm Mechanic. The new feature helps improve process plant safety and console operator performance minimizing nuisance alarms through automated analytics and recommendations.

PlantState Suite makes power and process plant operators more effective at identifying, evaluating, and managing alarms.

PSS is an integrated abnormal situation management software platform designed to optimize Independent Protection Layers (IPL), such as process control loops, alarms, safety instrumented systems, and pressure relief systems. With PSS, companies gain:
• Improved operator situation awareness and effectiveness
• Greater speed and accuracy in detection and response to abnormal situations
• Reduced severity of process upsets
• Safer, more profitable plant operations

With the addition of Alarm Mechanic, PSS 8.3 fully automates complex analyses that determine alarm delay time settings. Delay time is a critical method for solving nuisance alarm problems. Leveraging decades of PAS project experience and a proprietary master alarm database, Alarm Mechanic replaces manual calculations and guesswork with automated, deterministic recommendations that ensure consistent and optimal settings.

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PSS 8.3 also enhances support for corporate operational excellence programs and risk-tracking dashboards.

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