September 3, 2008

BASF Selects PAS As Its Global Alarm Management Software Provider

HOUSTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PAS, the global leader in alarm management software and consulting services for the process industries, announced today that BASF has selected its alarm management software for their enterprise-wide alarm management initiative. The agreement enables BASF to deploy PAS' PlantState Suite(TM) (PSS) software throughout BASF operating facilities worldwide.

PAS offers the most comprehensive real-time alarm management software suite available in the market today. It includes alarm & event data collection and analysis, performance metrics manager, documentation and rationalization, state-based alarm handling, flood suppression, alarm shelving, as well as audit & enforce to keep alarm systems performing optimally.

"PAS is pleased to support BASF's corporate alarm management improvement initiative that will help enhance plant operability and efficiency. BASF's selection of our software solutions further validates PAS's leadership in the alarm management market," said Bijan Habibi, PAS Vice-President of International Operations.

"BASF conducted a rigorous evaluation of available alarm management technologies and selected PAS as its partner because PAS offers currently the most valuable solution for BASF." said Simon Kronemeier, Automation Technology BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany. "As a corporate initiative, we plan to use PAS software to monitor and improve alarms within each of our operating plants."

About PAS

PAS is a leading supplier of software products and consulting services to the process industries worldwide and has been delivering value to customers since 1993. Solutions offered include Alarm Management, Automation Configuration Management, Control Loop Performance Monitoring, Real-time Performance Metrics Management, and Knowledge Management. For more information go to, visit the PAS blog at, email us at [email protected] or call 281.286.6565.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost euro 58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at


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