Just one of the modules that make up eSOMS, Narrative Log is driven by regulation and safety.
He also emphasises that eSOMS is far from being just a pure information system; it also allows operators to filter and flag critical information, a feature which is becoming ever more relevant in modern plants.
eSOMS - for example the shift-management software - is very easy to implement and train on, because we're not bringing new process to the operator.
"The strength of eSOMS is not that is has multiple modules," he explains, "but the fact they are all integrated.
Release 3.6 of Ventyx Shift Operations Management System (eSOMS) (http://www1.ventyx.com/esoms/overview.asp ) software includes enhancements to the software's Personnel Qualifications and Scheduling solution that will help utilities comply with the NRC's recently enacted rule (10 CFR 26, Subpart I), or "Nuclear Fatigue Rule (NFR)." The NFR was enacted to manage schedules to avoid fatigue of personnel at commercial nuclear power reactors.
In response, Ventyx joined with a long-standing client, one of the largest nuclear operators in North America, to enhance the eSOMS Personnel Qualifications and Scheduling module to help them meet the stringent new requirements.
Ventyx eSOMS is the industry's leading operations management software for nuclear generators.
Once implemented, eSOMS will help Energy Northwest become one of the first nuclear facilities in the U.S.
"In response, Ventyx joined with a long-standing client to enhance our eSOMS personnel qualification and scheduling module to help them meet the stringent new requirements."