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Enhanced Proficy Process Application from GE Lowers Total Cost of Ownership for Power, Water, Oil & Gas Customers

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The newly enhanced Proficy Process Systems 2.0 from GE Intelligent Platforms will help lower customers’ total cost of ownership in process automation applications in the oil & gas, power and water industries.  

Proficy Process Systems 2.0 is a highly flexible process control platform ideally suited for diverse industrial environments.  

Proficy Process Systems 2.0 reduces costs associated with designing, commissioning, operating and maintaining process operations such as main steam cycle, municipal water treatment and well-to-tank control, providing customers with a sustainable competitive advantage for their business.  

Key features and benefits of Proficy Process Systems 2.0 

  • Simplifies the design and maintenance of a system with features that enable users to capture, standardise and easily maintain their control strategies
  • User-defined Control Module capabilities will help customers create reusable process control solutions that will take engineering efficiency to a new level
  • Integration of Proficy iFIX with the PAC8000 controllers allows users flexibility to choose the HMI and controller technologies they want to use in their systems
  • Designed for use in power, water as well as oil and gas applications

Steve Ryan, General Manager Process and Safety Solutions says that Proficy Process Systems is positioned to provide contemporary solutions for not only power and energy, oil and gas, and water but also mining and metals, food and beverage, chemicals as well as cement industries around the world.    

Listing out the key differentiators in the Proficy Process Systems solution, Kam Yuen, Proficy Process Product Manager says that the application offers customers a flexible architecture that is easy to use and user expandable wherein they can add their own function blocks and faceplates in addition to the extensive list already provided with the system.  

This flexibility enables system integrators, OEMs and end users to create re-usable blocks and graphics specific to their own process applications that will accelerate their engineering process and reduce commissioning as well as training costs.    

According to Larry O’Brien of ARC Advisory Group, in a scenario where process automation end users are facing a severe loss of experienced personnel, process automation systems need to be able to capture that knowledge in a meaningful way.  

Proficy Process Systems’ user-defined function blocks provide a way for users and OEMs to capture and reuse their intellectual property quickly and easily to maintain a competitive advantage.  

Additionally, training costs, which have risen considerably in the process industries given the increasingly inexperienced pool of workers, can be reduced.

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