ABB provides new S+ Operations Alarm Management solution for TVA plant

Orlando, FL, December 10, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced it is providing the S+ Operations Alarm Management EEMUA 191 and ISA SP 18.2 Compliant Alarm Handling solution for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Paradise plant, ensuring safe and efficient plant operation.

TVA Paradise purchased S+ Operations for Alarm Management as a stand-alone alarm management solution. TVA continues to operate the unit via Conductor NT, and now uses S+ Operations’ powerful suite of alarm management tools to monitor, detect and respond to abnormal situations, increasing their success rate in returning to a normal mode of operations.

S+ Operations Alarm Management is an integral part of S+ Operations and provides EEMUA 191 and ISA SP 18.2 compliant alarm analysis.  The S+ Operations operator console comes preconfigured with industry standard reports such as most-frequent and longest-standing alarms, average time to acknowledge over time, alarm priority distribution, number of disabled, inhibited alarms, shelved alarms, statistics and more. Custom analysis reports are easily configured.  

With its intuitive, easy-to-use human machine interface, S+ Operations’ advanced alarm management functions provide truly integrated process condition information for timely and efficient alarm management. S+ Operations drives effective operation with complete plant information sustains profitable growth by transforming data into actionable business decisions. With more than 6,000 systems installed over the past 30 years, many of them in the power generation and water sectors, Symphony Plus represents one of the largest installed bases of distributed control systems (DCS) in the world.

This announcement was made in advance of the Power-Gen International 2012 exhibition and conference in Orlando. ABB is exhibiting in booth #2000 in the Orange County Convention Center.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. The company’s North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.