Southern Company selects ATI's Aware product for managing High Energy Piping Assessments
SAN JOSE, CA - 6/30/2006 -
Automation Technology, Inc. (ATI), a supplier of Collaborative Asset Management solutions for the energy industries, is pleased to announce that Southern Compay (SO) has acquired ATI's AWARE product for managing all of the assessment findings and recommendations for their High Energy Piping across their fleet. This includes 90 units at 27 facilities.
This move was driven by a need to improve documentation and management of knowledge pertaining to the condition of their steam lines, and easily utilize that knowledge to plan for future outages. This enables Southern Company the ability to centralize knowledge pertaining to steam line conditions, and enables engineers to analyze trends. Using the visual capabilities of the Aware software, welds or piping sections that need attention are highlighted on drawings, enabling users to quickly identify the scope of work for upcoming outages. Reporting is streamlined and standardized from one central location as well.
About Southern Company
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with more than 41,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. Southern Company supplies energy to a 120,000-square-mile service territory spanning most of Georgia and Alabama, southeastern Mississippi, and the panhandle region of Florida. Southern Company is currently ranked number 165 on the latest FORTUNE 500 listing of the largest U. S. corporations. Southern Company reported earnings in 2005 of $1.59 billion. The company has approximately 26,000 employees.
About Automation Technology Inc.
ATI is a leading provider of Collaborative Asset Management solutions for high value equipment. ATI's products help capture failure, inspection and repair knowledge and retain it for these assets throughout its life cycle. ATIís product have been applied to various types of assets including, boilers, HRSGs, high energy piping lines, steam turbines, pulverizer mills, high voltage underground cables, and transformer equipment.
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