SOURCE: Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management

August 14, 2012 09:00 ET

New Modernization Program From Invensys Improves Performance of Aging Plant Assets

Open Technology Links Business and Production Processes to Empower Plant Workers

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, has unveiled a new program designed to help clients modernize and improve the performance of their aging control systems and other plant assets. The program guides clients in justifying modernization costs, reducing risk, deploying advanced technology and approaching plant upgrades strategically and systematically.

"Today's manufacturers are facing new, more complicated challenges, even as their equipment and workforce continue to age," said Dave Gaertner, global consulting director, Invensys Operations Management. "In order to comply with increasingly complex regulatory guidelines, minimize downtime and maintain safe, environmentally friendly operations, many companies are seeking to modernize their plants with a holistic view of their business requirements instead of making like-for-like equipment replacements. Taking advantage of their existing assets, modernization allows companies to link their business and production processes; remove traditional barriers to collaboration; and empower their most valuable resource -- their people."

A holistic approach to modernization can provide the clearest, most cost-effective pathway to improving plant efficiencies, increasing production rates and sustaining profitability. Under the Program, Invensys will deliver full-scope consulting; project management; engineering; installation and maintenance services; and products and solutions that minimize the risk of operating obsolete technologies. The company's hardware and software offerings address all operational areas of the plant, including instrumentation, I/O and HMI, safety and critical control systems, turbo machinery assets, process safety lifecycle components, cyber security systems and other cross-enterprise assets.

"Modernizing existing assets to meet today's new business challenges has many, many benefits," Gaertner said. "A full-scope modernization program can help reduce total cost of ownership; increase production rates; meet regulatory guidelines and manage risks; extend the life and performance of their systems; and improve response to changing business demand."

For companies that know they need to modernize existing assets, but do not know where to begin, Invensys starts with an assessment to understand the company's business initiatives and issues. The input received is then used to develop a long-range strategic plan that meets the plant's business and technology needs. As part of the assessment, Invensys also helps clients establish return-on-investment targets.

"Invensys consultants carefully reviewed our issues and the results we wanted to achieve, then they quantified them based on information such as replacement power costs and other forms of ROI," said Mike Hull, a computer controls supervisor at Arizona-based Salt River Project, the third-largest public power utility in the United States. "Furthermore, Invensys evaluated which of their products and services could address these issues and achieve our desired results. Invensys Operations Management's modernization program is a game-changer in the industry."

For companies that have already developed a modernization plan, but need help executing it, Invensys provides highly-qualified resources, including PMP-certified project managers and engineers who have performed hundreds of modernization projects across the globe. 

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About Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit

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