Invensys pushes importance of Enterprise Control System

OpsManage11Invensys annual Industry Conference and Exhibition held at the end of last year gave a real insight into the growing importance of enterprise control systems in the region.

The well attended event brought together Invensys experts alongside their Ecosystem Partners to provide special insights and integrated solutions for industry players who could use the event to share and learn about greater ways to achieve operational excellence.

The focus of the two day OpsManage event was on four main themes: Control Excellence, Asset Excellence, People Excellence and Environment and Safety Excellence.

Attendees were able to choose from 24 collaborative Brand, Industry, Product and Solution sessions and attend the interactive EXPO.

The Collaboration Expo was made up of dedicated Expo Centres that represented a unique area of Invensys manufacturing or industrial enterprise solutions.This allowed attendees to experience demonstrations from Invensys product and services experts and ecosystem partners.

The six centres of excellence covered the following areas:
-    New Wonderware intelligence 1.5 analytics and reporting
-    Leveraging Avantis solutions – a day in the of maintenance
-    Enterprise control system
-    New Foxboro I/A series DCS Intelligent Marshalling
-    New Nanodac store and forward archiving for Wonderware historian, IMServ Energy Datavision
-    New ArchestrA system platform 2012

The event also provided attendees with the latest brand updates and advances in Invensys products and solutions.

Enterprise Control System

Franco Restelli, President of Invensys Operations Management, in his welcoming speech explained that the OpsManage was intended to create real networking sessions that would allow everyone to meet and learn from each other, from customers, partners and Invensys experts. His view was backed up by Donald Clark, VP, Global Industry Solutions who gave the main presentation on operational excellence. He argued that operational excellence can provide a road map for where we are going and gives an insight into the new pace of business.

“Trends in the Middle East and across the world are for more a more de-centralised approach that enables technology,” added Mr Clark.

The strategy at Invensys is to push Enterprise Control System (ECS) into the running of more and more plants. ECS is the combining of business strategy with production execution in real time. The aim is to transform plant operations into business operations.

This is why Invensys’s ECS, InFusion, is so revolutionary.  It allows plant systems to be run in real time. The need to systemise all systems is very important, as Mr Clark said: “The vision of today can be seen in InFusion which can run plants and refineries as businesses. Infusion can be seen as a delivery system for enterprise control.”

The OpsManage’11 event was held in Abu Dhabi last year on November 20-21.

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