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IPS Helps Process Industry Fight Obsolescence
-- Automatic Safety and Critical Control Upgrades Future-Proof Plant Assets --
APRIL 02, 2009/PLA NO, TEXAS - Invensys Process Systems (IPS), a global technology and consulting
firm, today announc ed that it has joined with Trinity Integrated Systems, a U.K. -based provider of safety
lifecycle management tools, to deliver a unique solution that protects and updat es the critical control
systems of its process industry clients. Utilizing Trinity’s award-winning software, IPS can migrate older
versions of its Triconex ® safety and critical control applications directly and automatically to the latest
release of its Triconex application, preventing long-time clients’ systems from becoming obsolete.
“Equipment obsolescence pres ents a prof ound safety and business risk. This solution mitigates that risk
by extending the life of our clients’ production assets without compromising the safety and integrity of
their operations,” said Joe Scalia, IPS controls system architect. “By collaborating with a valued provider,
we are able to meet a critical client challenge. This solution future-proofs our clients’ investments for
years to come and enables them to move their int ellectual property forward while protecting their
hardware, effectively providing the latest Triconex safety system without rewiring or significant hardware
“Our innovative software automatically translates older Triconex code to current Triconex code, allowing
IPS clients to easily upgrade to the most recent state-of-t he-art safety and critical control system,” said
Neil Crompton, managing director, Trinity Systems. “Trinity’s program provides automated translation and
performs a circuit-by-circuit check of the client’s translated control logic. Thousands of individual
automat ed tests are executed to verify that monitored responses are an exact match. This ensures that
client’s can continue operating safely and protects their capital investments. Manual migrations introduce
human error and are fraught with risks. The IPS approach limits these risks, and with several thousand
Triconex systems in place, we see a bright future for automated migration services.”
IPS and Trinity Systems will be demonstrating their new migration tool at the 2009 IPS Safety & Critical
Cont rol Forum in Prague, April 20 - 22, 2009. The Forum will focus on improving plant safety, reliability
and efficiency and the role that people, process, technology and support play in sustainable safety
assuranc e. Attendees who register by April 13 will receive Triconex lifecycle and sample translation
reports, compliments of Trinity. To register or to learn more about the Forum, please visit
http://www.ips.invensys.com/en/aboutips/pages/SafetyCriticalControl.aspx . For more information about
migrating existing Triconex safety and critical control systems to the most recent version, please visit IPS
Client Support at http://support.ips.invensys.com/.
About IPS (Invensys Process Systems )
Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and
consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimization, business
operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world’s most important industrial
organizations — companies that operat e large oil refineries; plants that proc ess chemicals, gas, LNG,
power, pharmaceutical and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at over 50,000
locations around the globe, include field devices and cont rols from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced
applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world’s first truly open
enterprise control system, InFusion™.
The company’s approximat ely 7,500 employees integrate these capabilities to create solutions that
impact and increase efficiency, boost productivity, and accelerate performance. These res ults help
industrial companies run safer, operat e more efficiently, and extract useful knowledge from their
operations to make faster, better decisions. To learn more about IPS visit www.ips.invensys.com.
The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock
Exchange (ISYS.L), wit h approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.
Invensys, Avantis, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, InFusion and the IPS logo are trademarks of Invensys plc , its subsidiaries or
affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
About Trinity Integrated Systems Ltd
Trinity Integrated Systems is a private limited company, established in 1997, with offices in Sale, Ches hire,
United Kingdom. Trinity is a specialist provider of safety lifecycle management software tools and
solutions. Trinity has many years experience in the automatic, semi-automatic migration and reverse
engineering of obsolete legacy programmable and hard-wired systems to the latest compliant safety
guidelines. The adoption of Trinity’s philosophies and software tools are helping major global companies
to standardise their operations, comply with the latest safety regulations and reduce their exposure to
cost, time and risk.
Trinity’s receipt of the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise: Software Innov ation 2008 underlines
Trinity's software development capabilities and endorses Trinity as a world leader in safety software tools
for greenfield projects and brownfield upgrades.