ABB has announced that IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA has been sold to more than 4,000 new and existing ABB customers in a diverse range of industries, since its introduction in 2004.
This figure includes new system installations, as well as existing ABB system evolutions to 800xA.
System 800xA can be used in several industries - from process industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, cement, and mining to traditional electric and water utilities to alternative energy production such as solar, waste-to-energy and bioethanol.
Built for integration from the ground up, System 800xA serves as the foundation for a number of industry-specific applications as well as for major composite plant systems, such as integrated process and electrical automation.
By integrating these systems on the common 800xA platform, customers optimise the design and performance of their electrical and automation systems and see additional benefits in reduced maintenance, engineering and overall lifecycle costs.
The integration of power management and automation on the common 800xA platform delivers on the value proposition of sustainable manufacturing in terms of operational improvement, efficiency and cost savings.
Several recent System 800xA projects include a fully integrated automation and electrical power system for Drake Cement’s new plant in Arizona, integrated automation for SQM’s new fertiliser processing plant in Chile, mine hoist control for LKAB’s iron mine in northern Sweden, and many others.
ABB also recently signed an exclusive $61 million frame agreement with Petrobras to supply System 800xA for process automation systems and related services to eight oil refineries in Brazil over the next five years.