Mumbai, Apr 20: Invensys plc., the global leader in industrial asset performance management, today launched the world's first enterprise control system called InFusion which combines industry-leading capabilities from across Invensys with advanced enterprise information and integration technologies from both Microsoft and SAP.
Addressing journalists here today, the company's Asia-Pacific President, Jeswant Gill, said that this technology will not only dramatically reduce integration costs but it will also help most existing plant floor and enterprise systems to be cost-effectively integrated into a common system.'' With more than 60 issued and pending patents and patent applications, the InFusion enterprise control system delivers a unique set of capabilities not previously available from any single automation or information system, said Mr. Gill.
These capabilities include unprecedented integration across virtually all existing plant floor systems, sub-systems and intelligent field devices regardless of vendor or protocol as well as a low-cost, standards-based information inter-operability between plant floor, manufacturing execution and enterprise systems.
Other capabilities include an unified engineering and support environment across both plant floor and manufacturing execution systems, plus a powerful application object model that simplifies the creation and reuse of innovative new equipment and unit-and-plant-level strategies while dramatically improving engineering productivity and offering real-time visibility into both the plant and business with a unified view across operations and maintenance domains to help align overall plant performance with business objectives.
''By reducing the cost and effort required to integrate existing plant and enterprise systems into a unified enterprise control system and providing an object-based environment for application development, deployment and reuse, the new InFusion enterprise control system represents a major leap forward for the automation industry,'' said Mr. Gill.
Corporate Marketing Vice-President Chris Lyden, who also spoke on the occasion said that India in particular and the Asia-Pacific region in general constituted a prime market for Invensys.
''We have set up an international engineering centre at Chennai designed to serve the oil and gas and power sectors,'' he said, adding that the company's customer base in the Asia-Pacific region ''has doubled in the last five years.'' In India, the company caters to the oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, chemicals, pulp and paper, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and dairy industries.
The company has supplied the distribution control system as well as an emergency shut-down system plus advanced refinery applications for Reliance Industries' Jamnagar refinery, he informed.