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ISA To Present New Alarm Management Standard At Matrikon™ Summit 2007
EDMONTON, April 4, 2007 – Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) is pleased to announce the participation of the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) as an exhibitor and presenter at Matrikon™ Summit 2007, the technology conference for process industry executives, process control engineers and other professionals.
ISA’s presence at Matrikon Summit 2007 will be focused on the upcoming ISA-SP18.02 standard addressing the development, installation, and management of alarm systems in the process industries. This standard is intended to provide a methodology that will result in the improved safety of industrial and manufacturing facilities.
The ISA-SP18.02 standard is an extension of existing ISA and industry standards, and Matrikon has been intimately involved in its development.
"ISA has a long history with alarm system standards, with work dating back to the 1960's," said ISA-SP18 committee chair Nick Sands of DuPont. "When we began work on a new standard for alarm system management in 2003, Matrikon was a key contributor. Since that time, the Matrikon participants have shared their knowledge and experience, and worked alongside other companies to draft a practical standard that will better structure companies' approaches to alarm management."
Matrikon Summit 2007 is the ideal opportunity for control managers, automation managers and operations managers to get informed on ISA-SP18.02, and to learn more about how to become compliant with this industry-leading alarm management standard.
############## ABOUT ISA
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.
############## ABOUT MATRIKON
Matrikon is a leading provider of industrial plant intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon’s reach is global.
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