SOURCE: Apprion


March 20, 2015 09:00 ET

Apprion Partners With Kuraray to Complete Industrial Site Plan and Application Strategy at Pasadena, Texas Facility

Kuraray Pasadena Partners With Leading Supplier of Intelligent Industrial Application Systems to Improve Safety and Security With Strategic Wireless Applications

PASADENA, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2015) - Apprion, the leader of intelligent industrial applications and services for the process manufacturing industry, announced the completion of a site-wide Industrial Application Plan at the Kuraray America Inc. EVAL facility in Pasadena, Texas. Apprion's team of wireless and industrial experts conducted the on-site survey and plan, which included comprehensive wireless spectrum analysis, various grid simulation output with signal power levels and a technical evaluation of the site's existing infrastructure and technology. Using the survey results, Apprion's team defined a clear strategy and plan for Kuraray's application infrastructure implementation and future expansion of the EVAL facility's wireless network and industrial applications.

The management team at the Kuraray EVAL site strives for operational excellence by continually improving their safety and security processes with innovative technology solutions. The team started the safety and security project with a thorough site analysis and a well-developed plan to implement the most accurate mustering for personnel safety and pervasive, reliable video for security. Apprion worked with the Kuraray EVAL team and identified the best approach to extend their existing mustering and video. With the Apprion Site Plan process, Apprion mapped out the new wireless infrastructure, the ION System, and determined how to successfully integrate their existing mustering and video systems with the ION Mustering Application and ION Wireless Video Application. 

"Safety is the cornerstone of everything we do at Kuraray and we wanted to leverage the best technology possible for our mustering, man-down and personnel accountability solutions. Apprion is the best partner to provide the solutions to improve our ability to muster and locate everyone on the site in the event of an emergency," said Robert Armstrong, Kuraray EVAL Plant Manager. "We are also excited about the additional applications we have mapped out with the Apprion Site Plan and we are confident that the current deployment project for ION Personnel Tracking and ION Mustering will be successful."

With the ION Site Plan assessment complete, Kuraray EVAL is now deploying a site‐wide wireless infrastructure to support the first ION Applications: ION Location including ION Mustering, man-down functionality and personnel accountability and ION Video. This site‐wide infrastructure will include Apprion IONizers -- industrial field appliances, the backbone of the network integrating wireless and wired sensor network gateways to support all industrial applications within the plant. With the open, vendor agnostic design of the ION System, Kuraray Pasadena will be able to utilize their existing mustering hardware and wired video cameras with Apprion's ION Mustering Application and ION Wireless Video Cameras in a single integrated system. In addition, Kuraray will be able to scale their ION Application Infrastructure in the future by adding other ION Applications such as ION Condition Monitoring and ION Communications in the same integrated system at a fraction of the cost.

About Kuraray
Kuraray is a world leader in specialty chemicals and functional materials. They are committed to developing products that ensure quality and value while helping their customers differentiate themselves from their competition. Kuraray works continually to enhance safety and risk management by improving their operations processes. They give back to their communities by providing jobs, using local suppliers and operators, and supporting community activities and development. Kuraray has offices located around the world, including sales offices across North America and two plant locations in Houston, Texas. For more information visits

About Apprion
Apprion delivers intelligent, industrial applications and services for the process manufacturing industry. Apprion extends and manages the Industrial Internet of Things with the only open, industrial application platform -- the ION System. The ION System includes multiple industrial applications that address all of your critical safety, security, compliance and performance needs for Communications, Condition Monitoring, Asset & Personnel Location, Video and Workforce Mobility. For more information, visit

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