Profertil Selects Meridium as Asset Performance Management Solution, Asset Answers(SM) for Global Benchmarking

ROANOKE, Va., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium, Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, announced that Profertil, a nitrogen fertilizer complex in Argentina, has chosen Meridium as the software and services solution to support its reliability and risk management processes, and Asset Answers(SM) for its global benchmarking tool.

Located in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Profertil has a production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year of ammonia and 1,100,000 tonnes per year of granulated urea. Profertil can expect to see optimized up-time, lower overall risk and greater profitability when the work processes enabled by Meridium's proven, integrated technology are effectively practiced.

"A key driver in choosing Meridium was our commitment to sustainability," according to Cesar Tommasi, Industrial Operations Manager for Profertil.  "The Meridium software and services will support our priorities for optimizing day-to-day processes, minimizing unplanned outages, avoiding HSE incidents, solving chronic asset-performance issues and meeting critical compliance requirements."

Also critical to Profertil's selection were Meridium's abilities to provide:

  • One view for asset integrity across the enterprise with drill-down capability
  • Integration to EAM, process historians and equipment histories
  • A closed-loop recommendation management solution
  • Robust mechanical integrity tools, including risk-based inspection, inspection management, thickness monitoring and criticality analysis

Jorge Kalocai, Reliability Supervisor for Profertil, will showcase the project at the 2012 Meridium Conference with the session: Reliability & Risk Management: An APM-Supported Process at Profertil. The presentation will show how Meridium APM enables Profertil's reliability and risk management process in order to both consistently support the production forecasts and manage associated cost.

In addition, Profertil has subscribed to Meridium's Asset Answers(SM) global asset performance benchmarking solution. Asset Answers is the only cloud-based, data-driven benchmarking service that completely eliminates the need for manual data gathering and time-consuming benchmarking surveys. Having access to comparative enterprise performance metrics on a monthly basis allows customers to identify assets with poor reliability statistics or disproportionately high maintenance expenses. For more information on Asset Answers, visit www.assetanswers.com.

About Meridium                                                                                                   

Meridium is the global leader in asset performance management software and services for asset-intensive industries. Meridium lowers the risk of harm to people, our planet and profits by predicting and preventing physical asset failures. With Meridium's unique enterprise analytics, our clients minimize production downtime while improving safety. Meridium is headquartered in Roanoke, VA, USA, with offices around the world including: Houston, TX, USA; Dubai, UAE; Bangalore, India; Ricasoli, Malta; and Perth, Australia. www.meridium.com

SOURCE Meridium Inc.



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