Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NASCAR team drives down costs with Asset Management software, #Avantis, #EAM

Hendrick Motorsports implements Avantis® EAM solution to track inventory and car components, monitor performance reliability, optimize performance and reduce costs.

Watch this brief video and find out how eleven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports saved more than one million dollars with Avantis Enterprise Asset Management Software.

Read the full Success Story here.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Avantis meets, #Avantis

Fun with Wordle: Wonderware IntelaTrac, #IntelaTrac

Maintenance Practices Enable Sustainability, #Avantis

Maintenance Practices Enable Sustainability

by Curtis Wilson Avantis Principal Asset Management Consultant, Schneider Electric (Invensys)

Coca-Cola Swaziland uses Wonderware Solutions to Optimize Energy Usage and Reduce Costs

Avantis' reply to the new ISO 55000 Standard, #Avantis #InRIM

ISO 55000 What are your Options?

Author: VictorLough, Product Manager, Asset Management

You may or may not be aware of the recent global ratification of the ISO 55000 standard for Asset Management. You should be aware that this formal standard will drive change in the way you go about doing business. At its core is a quality management process with a view to continuous improvement. The principle point is that the standards intent is to make Asset Management Strategic, driving interdepartmental collaboration, including strategic lifecycle Asset Management and a bottom to top strategic procedural alignment to drive the change. This poses a policy question to business executives as to how to respond to this event.  

There are at least four ways that you may wish to respond.

What is Wonderware SmartGlance? #SmartGlance

Wonderware SmartGlance enables you to view your plant data on your mobile phone or tablet. Download the SmartGlance App from your favorite app store to view, analyze and collaborate around your facilities’ process or operational data, metrics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and reports anywhere, anytime and from any device.

Navigate around your data from your Wonderware Historian (or any other historian) and from any of your SQL databases using rich graphical charts and an intuitive and native app experience.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chevron is using Wonderware IntelaTrac, #IntelaTrac

Chevron wanted to improve refinery performance and reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and simplify regulatory compliance.

They were able to do all this; 
  • Improved refinery reliability
  • Reduced costs
  • Better knowledge retention
    • Improved regulatory compliance

    and had this to say;
    Read the full success story here.

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Plant Operational Excellence Thanks to Wonderware IntelaTrac, #IntelaTrac

    To read the full Wonderware IntelaTrac solution at Infineum
    Success Story, click here

    ISO 55001 Asset Management Launched

    The new international standard for “asset management system” was introduced to the market in January 2014. ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. 

    The International Organisation for Standardization has recently launched ISO 55001. This new international standard - which was introduced to the market in January 2014 - specifies the requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a management system for asset management, referred to as an “asset management system”.

    ISO 55001 can be applied to any organisation where physical assets are central to their business. This has been proven very successful, with widespread adoption in utilities, transport, mining and manufacturing industries worldwide and is primarily intended for use by:
    —    those involved in the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of an asset management system;
    —    those involved in delivering asset management activities and service providers;
    —    internal and external parties to assess the organisation’s ability to meet legal, regulatory and contractual requirements and the organisation’s own requirements.

    Read more:

    “Don’t get caught with your plants down”

    Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2014 – February 20, 2014

    Join Invensys at the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas for this spectacular event!

    Stop by the Invensys booth and speak with our Invensys energy experts to match the solutions to your requirements and to help achieve sustainable results at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2014 at the George R Brown Convention Center on Thursday, February 20th, 2014!