MSS’ Innovative PSM Software a Control Engineering 2016 Engineer’s Choice Awards Finalist

Mangan Software Solutions’ (MSS) ProSys SLM, the premier Safety Lifecycle Management software for the energy industry, has been named a finalist for Control Engineering’s Engineer’s Choice Awards for the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products. ProSys SLM is recognized in the ‘Safety – process safety, intrinsic safety’ category, which acknowledges superior safety software products that help customers address the most pressing process safety issues.

To develop ProSys SLM, MSS engineers worked alongside industry leading clients in the energy sector to develop a platform that tackles the demands of process safety and asset integrity management. The comprehensive, integrated software tool is the culmination of decades of experience in process safety and safety instrumented systems and is the industry’s only complete safety lifecycle management solution.

Utilizing a secure cloud hosting environment, ProSys SLM’s suite of software modules covers the entire safety lifecycle. The automated workflows coupled with a unified data repository provide a standardized approach to achieving best practices and satisfying regulatory requirements.

ProSys SLM’s evergreen database provides instantaneous reports, and assists in optimizing the balance between risk management and costs. With expert process control, compliance, safety lifecycle and data management engineers and designers, MSS developed a cutting edge product that brings much-needed software innovation to the crucial area of process safety.

“For 60 years, Control Engineering has seen the evolution of the energy industry and provided much needed information to engineers. We built our product with input from the same engineers that read Control Engineering, and are honored that the tireless efforts of our team to build a truly comprehensive safety lifecycle management tool are being recognized,” said Steve Whiteside, President of MSS.

The Engineer’s Choice Awards, now in its 28th year, are the engineering software industry’s most prominent recognition. Winners are decided on by the magazine’s print and online subscribers with voting occurring from October 15, 2015-December 21, 2015 at www.controleng.com/VOTE2016. Winners will be announced February 15, 2016 with an awards ceremony taking place at the Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner in March 2016.

ProSys SLM – Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalist!

Vote for ProSys SLM to win the Engineers’ Choice Awards

We are proud to announce that Mangan Software Solution’s software platform, ProSys SLM, has been chosen as a finalist in the ‘Safety – Process Safety, Intrinsic Safety’ category for the Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards!

The awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering‘s print and online subscribers.

We are honored to have been selected as a finalist for this award and would appreciate your support – your vote is very valuable to us!

Voting will take place from Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 – Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.

Please show your support by voting for ProSys SLM at www.controleng.com/VOTE2016.

Thank you to our valued team members for your continued dedication, loyalty, hard work, and commitment.

For more information on MSS and ProSys SLM, visit www.mangansoftware.com.

MSS and ISA Co-Hosting Free Prior Use Webinar 9.16.15

ISA and MSS will co-host a free webinar on 16 September 2015

Leveraging Prior Use to Build an Actionable Instrumentation Reliability Database

 

Date: 16 September 2015
Hours: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free

Description:

Learn how BP overcame the challenges of implementing a Proven In Use/Prior Use initiative to validate the performance of their safety systems, reduce maintenance costs, and increase safety at their facilities. Two of the industry’s top process safety experts will share their insights in this exclusive webinar, which includes an extended Q&A session so you can get expert advice on the spot.

Topics include:

  • PIU Certification, Criteria and Calculations
  • Data Collection, Benchmarking
  • Lessons Learned, Taxonomy Definition

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW

The Presenters:

Ian Alleyne

Segment Engineering Technical Authority (SETA) – Instrumentation and Control

Ph.D., Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE), MBA

BP, Safety and Operational Risk (S&OR) – Downstream


Zach Marshall

Engineering Manager

Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland, #8961/14, SIS)

Mangan Software Solutions

ISA Features MSS’ Prior Use White Paper

Check out MSS’ Prior Use white paper featured on ISA’s website.

The white paper addresses how organizations can leverage Prior Use data to build an actionable instrumentation reliability database.  We provide practical insights on how to achieve the highest possible Risk Reduction Factor (RRF) per instrumented function, while minimizing construction and maintenance costs. Topics discussed include assigning failure types, determining proven hours, PFD calculations, and data collection workflows.

The white paper draws from MSS’ partnership with BP to overcame the challenges of implementing a Proven In Use/Prior Use initiative to validate the performance of their safety systems, reduce maintenance costs, and increase safety at their facilities.

Leveraging Prior Use to Build an Actionable Instrumentation Reliability Database White Paper

 

MSS and Fluor Engineering Present a New Approach to Data Validation at HxGN

During the 2015 Intergraph HxGN Global Technical User Conference (GTUF), Mangan Software Solutions’ (MSS) Louis Trujillo discussed the significance of data quality validation during project merges. The presentation outlined how Fluor Engineering utilizes MSS’ automated SmartPlant® Instrumentation (SPI) validation software tool, SPInspector™, to safeguard the accuracy of engineering data on its Sasol project. GTUF stakeholders were able to see firsthand the practical application and strategic efficiency’s gained when SPInspector™ is actively deployed as a data quality tool on a large-scale, multi-EPC project.

MSS spoke with engineers specializing in the use of SPI on the value of a software approach to database inspection audits. By integrating an automated, pre-packaged tool into their validation process, companies’ like Fluor have experienced improved audit efficiency and accuracy, as well as uniform inspections aligning with company standards. Originally designed to validate the SPI databases of seven US sites for a client involved in a major acquisition, SPInspector™ has emerged as a software solution utilizing industry best practice queries to report SPI audit results.

Combining Mangan, Inc.’s SPI expertise with MSS’ customized software interface, SPInspector™ provides actionable audit results with impact analysis and remediation recommendations. The tool’s ability to clearly identify fragmented data and claim/merge anomalies have made it the SPI database validation tool of choice for the Sasol hosted environment project.

“When working on projects in dynamic environments, validating data is key to everyone’s success. We developed SPInspector™ to identify discrepancies in our client’s databases to ensure that instrumentation and control data is in sync with their plant. The goal is to help our clients avoid costly issues from incomplete and inaccurate data by detecting issues early on in the project. Presenting at the GTUF gave us a unique platform to discuss how our tool is being utilized by clients, like Fluor. The ability to meet and exchange ideas with everyone in attendance will lead to future updates to the application,” said Louis Trujillo, SPInspector™ Business Unit Lead of MSS.

Attendees were interested in the tool’s capability to configure from a single-user desk application to a multi-user cloud-based platform that an entire organization could work in. At Sasol, SPInspector™ was deployed to a hosted environment to ensure that Fluor and its contractors could access and retain unique user profiles and benefit from the common custom queries being used across multiple departments and organizations.

“SPInspector™ is a valuable tool maintaining the health of an SPI database; especially when coordinating with 3rd parties,” said Ron Jackson, Senior Software Applications Specialist of Control Systems, SmartPlant® Instrumentation SME at Fluor.

ISA Announces MSS as ISA Corporate Partner

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (02 June 2015) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that Mangan Software Solutions (MSS), a nationally recognized provider of SIS Lifecycle and Process Safety Management Software, is an ISA Corporate Partner.
MSS, based in Houston, Texas, provides software products as well as hosting and data management services to enable full-spectrum safety lifecycle management at complex refining facilities around the world.

“At Mangan Software Solutions, we enable our clients to efficiently implement and manage their process and functional safety programs through our innovative software platform, ProSys SLM. Our unique blend of engineering expertise and software service capability provides solutions that support best-in-class engineering execution, increased productivity and streamlined regulatory compliance,” said Steve Whiteside, President, Mangan Software Solutions. “ISA, instrumental in the establishment of international standards for Safety Instrumented Systems, is an ideal partner for Mangan Software Solutions. We are thrilled to collaborate with ISA to communicate the benefits of our ground-breaking technology to process safety and control professionals—ultimately making the process industry a safer and more profitable place to work.”

“We look forward to working with Mangan Software Solutions to deliver high quality, educational content focused on safety lifecycle management. ProSys SLM, one of MSS’ flagship products, was designed to take the complexity and expense out of safety lifecycle management and empower clients to unify and standardize processes to keep pace with industry regulations. These are important topics for our members and customers, and we are happy to showcase the company’s set of solutions so that our audience can make more informed decisions,” said Jennifer Infantino Halsey, ISA Corporate Partnerships Director.

The ISA Corporate Partnerships Program offers companies a customized, tailored approach to sponsorship within the organization. Partnership packages include year-round promotion, prominent association-wide access and recognition, and turnkey service from a dedicated team of professionals.

Companies can bundle ISA products and services with marketing opportunities, providing a more streamlined approach to corporate sponsorship.
ISA’s collaboration with MSS incorporates a wide range of marketing and promotional benefits in digital marketing, thought leadership, print advertising and industry event exposure as well as discounts on ISA membership and publications. Specific examples include webinars, case studies and web-based articles promoted through ISA’s social media channels, topic-focused email blasts and the posting of whitepapers in the online version of ISA’s InTech magazine.

As part of its partnership agreement with ISA, MSS gains Platinum Luncheon Sponsorship at ISA’s 2015 Process Control & Safety Symposium, which will take place 9-12 November in Houston, Texas. The symposium incorporates a content-rich, expert-led agenda for professionals in process measurement and control—particularly in the chemical and energy processing and other key process industry sectors. Visit www.isa.org/pcs2015 to receive more details on the symposium as they become available.

“Our partnerships program extends beyond simple marketing; and it incorporates more than an advertising buy, although advertising is often a part of our partnership packages,” explains Halsey. “We work with our partners to truly understand their goals and we craft packages that are based on creating value for their prospective customers through our proven channels of communication.”

About ISA The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world. ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).

HxGN Live is fast approaching and MSS will be there, will you be?

HxGN Live is fast approaching and MSS will be there, will you be?

MSS would like to personally invite you to our presentation at the GTUF on Sunday, May 31st during the afternoon breakout sessions. Our own SPInspector Business Unit Lead, Louis Trujillo, and  Mangan’s SPI SME, Nezar Faitouri, will discuss the benefits of SPI data synchronization with attendees.

We are currently scheduling demos of the software featured at the GTUF for those attending the 2015 HxGN Live Process Power & Marine Track.

If you are interested in securing a demo at the conference, please contact Louis.  We hope to see you there!

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