Savannah River Nuclear Solutions presents case study highlighting NovaTech’s commitment to improving plant safety and performance through its patented procedural automation software
QUAKERTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (March 8, 2017) – NovaTech, LLC recently sponsored and participated in the annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida. NovaTech customer Laura Sheets, a Lead Process Control Engineer for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, presented a case entitled “Integration of Manual and Automatic Procedures – Value and Benefit.”
With the theme of “Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise,” the event brought together over 700 leaders from within the chemical, oil and gas, power, food and beverage, life sciences, and automotive industries.
During her presentation, Sheets discussed the problems encountered when standard operating procedures are not used and the benefits of utilizing an electronic solution for execution of procedures instead of paper and ink.
Savannah River’s leadership team wanted to have “electronic procedures” for their operators as a way to keep them engaged and drive the process safely. The goal was to have an operator interface that mimicked step-by-step procedures. NovaTech worked closely with the site engineering and operations teams to create Paperless Procedures™ (PLP), a procedural automation software.
Sheets commented, “Years have passed and our operators find the tool indispensable; it has withstood the test of time. In addition to improving safety performance, Paperless Procedures has led to improvements in operational efficiency and quality.”
Given the value that PLP has delivered to the site over the past twelve years, Savannah River is now collaborating with NovaTech on a next-generation version. Augmented Manual Procedures™ or AMP, is a platform-independent procedural automation software which will work with any control system, a key requirement for Savannah River and other process industry end users.
To learn more about how Savannah River worked with NovaTech to develop an operator-friendly procedural automation solution, view Sheets’ presentation here.
NovaTech is a producer of automation solutions for the process and electric power industries. Our products and services simplify complexity, reduce risk and extend the capabilities of the engineers and organizations making the world’s essential process industries and power grids more reliable, efficient, sustainable and secure.
Our industry-leading power measurement, substation automation, and process control solutions are used by hundreds of U.S. utilities and numerous Fortune 100 process manufacturers worldwide.
In applications ranging from power generation to agriculture, biofuels, brewing, specialty chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, our solutions emphasize open standards, ease of deployment and the integration of existing assets.
For additional information on NovaTech’s latest platform-independent procedural automation software, Augmented Manual Procedures™, visit http://www.novatechweb.com/amp
About Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is a Fluor-led company whose members are Fluor Federal Services, Newport News Nuclear, and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.
For additional information on SRNS, visit http://www.savannahrivernuclearsolutions.com/