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Condition manager shares data with HMIs and databases

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Invensys' InFusion Condition Manager version 2.2 collects and analyses real-time diagnostics from plant production assets, drives the appropriate actions, and now also shares that information with plant databases and HMIs.

InFusion Condition Manager is a real-time asset condition management component for Invensys' InFusion enterprise control system (ECS) and other platforms. It collects real-time condition data from a broad range of plant data sources, analyses and contextualises the data, and then triggers and manages the appropriate operations, engineering or maintenance actions.

According to Invensys, other vendors' condition monitoring systems tend to focus on basic monitoring of field devices and/or rotating equipment, whereas InFusion Condition Manager collects, aggregates, and analyses real-time data from the full array of plant production assets, including (but not limited to) sensors and actuators, pumps, motors, compressors, turbines, dryers, heat exchangers, and even entire process units.

InFusion Condition Manager is said to interoperate with all Invensys and third-party applications supported through the InFusion application environment. Thanks to recent version 2.2 enhancements, equipment condition and maintenance information can now also easily be displayed on plant process control and engineering HMI workstations. This information was previously only available on Invensys' own Avantis.PRO enterprise asset management (EAM) system or other computerised maintenance management systems.

The InFusion Condition Manager can now also feed data to a variety of different plant historian packages so the data and actions to be historised and made available to other plant and enterprise systems. Furthermore, to facilitate the bulk deployment throughout industrial plants with a large number and diversity of production assets, the enhanced InFusion Condition Manager offers improved template capabilities that save time and drive best practices.

Isauro Martinez-Cairo, director of Avantis product strategy at Invensys Process Systems, comments: "Our InFusion Condition Manager provides a powerful toolset that enables industrial plants to avoid unnecessary maintenance and downtime via predictive, reliability-centred maintenance and operations to help improve overall asset performance management."

For more information on the InFusion Condition Manager, visit www.avantis.net or contact Carlo DiLeo by telephone on +44 (0)1293 526000 or email . For more information on the InFusion enterprise control system, visit www.ips.invensys.com.

18 September 2007

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