Kenexis Selects Dyadem as Platform for SIS Design Basis Toolkit

    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ -- Dyadem announced today that its Stature
software solution was selected by the consulting firm Kenexis as the platform
for its SIS Design Basis Toolkit.  Dyadem's software will allow Kenexis to
assist in the development of design basis information for engineering
safeguards (such as safety instrumented systems) for the oil & gas production,
refining, and petrochemical industries.  The software platform provided by
Dyadem, the market leader in Quality Lifecycle Management and Risk Lifecycle
Management solutions, helps Kenexis verify and validate projects and reduce
risks before they turn into costly problems for customers.

    Through the use of Dyadem's Stature platform, Kenexis' SIS Design Basis
Toolkit is able to generate near immediate reports for customers that
previously took days to compile because multiple teams working across the
globe can work on the same project file in real time.  For example, on a new
project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Kenexis consultants were able to
simultaneously work on and update the reliability database, along with a third
party contractor, and representatives for the end users and get immediate
feedback on Safety Integrity Level (SIL) data.  SIL is a way to indicate the
tolerable probability of failure on demand of a particular safety function. 
Previously, SIL information resided with one analyst on one computer and was
not easy to share.

    Kenexis is using the Dyadem Stature platform to perform Safety
Instrumented System design basis development which includes SIL selection
using Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Risk Graph and Risk Matrix, and
also SIL verification calculations.  The use of Dyadem's Stature platform
results in more efficient work processes for Kenexis and its customers. 
Kenexis is able to help its customers make their plants safer and more
productive by ensuring the mechanical integrity of their equipment. Process
industry companies need to reduce the risk posed by their operation by
designing and maintaining their safety instrumented systems in a way that
provides the required amount of risk reduction. Stature was the only solution
that would allow Kenexis to provide their toolkit application to internal
consultants, external contractors, and operating company representatives on
one common platform, in real time, globally.

    Helping customers develop their safety instrumented system design basis
is the cornerstone of Kenexis' business.  The most typical accidents that
occur in the process industries involve equipment failure, which can result in
catastrophic harm to both personnel and the environment and can prove to be
costly for the company.  Engineering safeguards such as safety instrumented
systems take action when processes are out of line and potentially dangerous,
and return them to a safe state. Kenexis uses Stature to help identify where
safeguards are required, select required SILs, and quantitatively verify the
achievement of those SILs.  The collaboration level that Dyadem's software
provides allows Kenexis and its customers to prepare and maintain the SIS
design basis, through a centralized database available to both Kenexis and the

    "Our customers depend on having real-time access to their data. Prior to
implementing Dyadem's Stature platform we were working off stand alone
applications that were not only time consuming, but also limited the amount of
data that could be reported," said Edward Marszal, President and Principal
Engineer of Kenexis. "Dyadem's enterprise software simply overshadowed the use
of stand-alone applications and provides a more streamlined design process."

    In addition to helping to set performance targets, Kenexis is able to
make quantitative reliability calculations that verify performance targets are
met. This was only possible because of Stature's flexibility and
configurability which allowed Kenexis to develop custom templates with special
custom algorithms that perform the detailed calculations required to perform
SIL verification.  This type of customization was only possible on Dyadem's
software platform.

    "A facility's success hinges on its ability to reduce risk and increase
safety," said Kevin North, President and CEO of Dyadem.  "Dyadem's software is
unique in that it accommodates quantitative methodologies that provide a more
objective basis for risk acceptability compared to qualitative techniques

    About Dyadem
    Dyadem is the market leader in Quality Lifecycle Management and Risk
Lifecycle Management solutions. Dyadem provides software and services that
empower companies to manage quality, mitigate risks, achieve regulatory
compliance, plan for business continuity and improve profitability. Dyadem
works with 85% of the Fortune 500 companies and serves the high tech &
electronics, medical devices, oil and gas, chemical, automotive,
pharmaceutical and aerospace and defense industries.  For more information,

    About Kenexis
    Kenexis assists organizations in the chemical, petrochemical, refining,
oil and gas production, pharmaceutical, and power generation industries make
their plants safer and more productive by helping to ensure the mechanical
integrity of engineered safeguards that protect these plants. This is done by
employing core skills of risk analysis, reliability engineering and process
and equipment engineering, to design and maintain these systems, providing
compliance with appropriate regulations and standards and benchmarking against
industry best practices. For more information, visit

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