Eskom Selects InStep's PRiSM Online Condition Monitoring Software

Feb 04, 2009, 13:27 ET from InStep Software, LLC

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- InStep Software, LLC, a leading provider of real-time software products and solutions, announced today that Eskom Holdings, one of the world's largest utilities, has licensed InStep's PRiSM software as the real-time condition monitoring application for monitoring Eskom's generation assets. Eskom is South Africa's national electric utility and is one of the top 13 utilities in the world in terms of generation capacity and one of the top 9 in terms of sales.

InStep's PRiSM software will monitor Eskom's critical generation assets at the Duvha Power Station to provide early warning equipment failure identification, performance monitoring, and problem analysis. PRiSM uses sophisticated data mining and pattern recognition technology for real-time early identification of equipment problems that can often lead to unexpected downtime or efficiency losses.

InStep software President John Kalanik says, "Eskom is faced with a diminishing reserve generation margin and the criticality of online generation is very high. We are confident that the implementation of our PRiSM software will prove to be quite beneficial in addition to the other initiatives that Eskom has identified in dealing with this great challenge. InStep is very pleased to be selected for such an important project."

About Eskom

Eskom Holdings generates, transports and distributes approximately 95% of South Africa's electricity -- making up 60% of the total electricity consumed on the African continent. Eskom is the world's thirteenth-largest power utility in terms of generating capacity, ranks ninth in terms of sales, and boasts the world's largest dry-cooling power station. For more information, please visit

About InStep Software, LLC

InStep Software, LLC is a leading provider of real-time performance management software and solutions for the utility, process, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries and government agencies. InStep extends the investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by collecting, storing, displaying, reporting, and analyzing the information provided by these systems. InStep's software products include eDNA (Enterprise Real-time Data Historian), EBS (Energy Management) and PRiSM (Online Equipment Condition Monitoring). For more information, please visit

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