Invensys to Present Enterprise Asset Optimization Strategies at 2006 International Maintenance Conference

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Invensys' Avantis (http://www.avantis.net) has announced that Dr. Peter Martin, vice president of performance management, will be a featured presenter at the 2006 International Maintenance Conference on December 7th at 1pm. Supporting the conference theme, “Manufacturing & Process Reliability”, Dr. Martin will describe how the concept of asset performance management can and should be applied to improving asset utilization, beyond the traditional focus of ensuring asset availability only.

Invensys’ Avantis (http://www.avantis.net) has announced that Dr. Peter Martin, vice president of performance management, will be a featured presenter at the 2006 International Maintenance Conference on December 7th at 1pm. Supporting the conference theme, “Manufacturing & Process Reliability”, Dr. Martin will describe how the concept of asset performance management can and should be applied to improving asset utilization, beyond the traditional focus of ensuring asset availability only.

Entitled “Path to Asset Performance and Reliability,” Dr. Martin’s presentation will explain the process by which high level strategic business drivers are identified and translated into a hierarchy of performance metrics. These measurements are then utilized as real-time feedback to executives, managers, and operators, allowing them to see strategic impact of their actions in real time to be able to make immediate correction. Dr. Martin will illustrate how these metrics will enable a business to balance the availability and utilization of their assets in real time, enabling performance optimization of plant assets.

The presentation will also discuss the three levels of plant asset management that are necessary to bridge the gap between traditional and performance-based asset management, namely base asset management, asset set optimization, and asset performance management.

Dr. Martin brings much experience in the development and implementation of real-time asset performance management in the process industry. He is the author of multiple books on automation, including Bottom Line Automation (ISA Press, 2nd Edition), and Dynamic Performance Management: The Pathway to World Class Manufacturing (Van Nostrand Rheinhold Press), and was named a “Hero of US Manufacturing” by Fortune Magazine. Dr. Martin holds multiple patents relative to performance measurement and economic optimization, and most recently, his extensive research contributed to Invensys’ latest release, the InFusion enterprise control system.

Dr. Martin’s presentation is part of the 21st Annual International Maintenance Conference (IMC), being held December 5-8 in Daytona Beach, Florida. IMC is the longest running maintenance and reliability centered conference in the world and draws more than 750 professionals worldwide. It includes presentations and workshops from industry leaders and authors. For more information on IMC-2006 or its sponsor, Reliabilityweb.com, please visit http://www.maintenanceconference.com/imc.

For more information on Invensys’ enterprise asset management solutions, please visit the Avantis IMC booth #N603 or http://www.avantis.net.

About Invensys

Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys’ automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

For more information on the InFusion enterprise control system, readers should contact their local Invensys representatives at 1-866-746-6477 (+1 508-549-2424 outside the US and Canada), or visit http://www.InFusionECS.com.

The Invensys Group (http://www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.

Invensys, Avantis, InFusion, Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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