Invensys and Swantech Announce Equipment Condition Monitoring Partnership

Nov 01, 2005

Invensys Process Systems and Swantech Incorporated announced that they have established a partnership agreement, whereby Invensys Process Systems will incorporate Swantech condition monitoring technology into asset performance management (APM) solutions recently announced by Invensys. The Swantech technology will be offered under the Invensys name, and Invensys will offer support services and training.

The Swantech technology employs a new type of condition parameter that measures friction and stress. This innovative measurement provides earliest possible notification of machine degradation, long before customary vibration sensing solutions will detect a problem. As a result, asset maintenance becomes predictive rather than reactive, allowing users to truly manage their assets to optimal performance levels.

Wil Chin, ARC Advisory Group, commented, "Swantech's ultrasonic monitoring technology predicts incipient equipment problems well before the presence of typical failure symptoms thereby minimizing permanent equipment damage and improving production availability. The addition of Swantech technology strengthens Invensys' broad portfolio of Asset Performance Management solutions, which includes EAM, PAM, performance and optimization packages."