Tiancheng Paper Company, a subsidiary of Guangxi State Farms Sugar Group companies in China has selected Proficy Process Systems from GE Intelligent Platforms for all plant equipment interlock and data acquisition.
The advanced technology from GE Intelligent Platforms provides an integrated solution to Tiancheng Paper, allowing asset optimisation, reduced machine downtime and cost-efficiency.
Located in Laibin City, China, Tiancheng Paper has an annual output of 95,000 tons of bleached pulp. The company chose Proficy Process Systems as part of a full plant automation designed to improve production efficiency, operator efficiency and asset optimisation.
Proficy Process Systems from GE Intelligent Platforms is an advanced distributed control system (DCS) that delivers superior flexibility, openness and price affordability. With the Proficy software layer inherently architected into the process control system, optimisation and analytics as well as production management are simply layered on the solution.
According to Steve Ryan, General Manager of Process Solutions for GE Intelligent Platforms, the implementation of Proficy Process Systems is an example of how customers in China are seeing the benefits provided by the GE DCS system.
With customers around the world under increased pressure to grow and optimise their businesses in a challenging business environment, the ability to control the process with accuracy, flexibility and high availability is more important than ever to increase quality, productivity and providing a sustainable competitive advantage.
Key features of Proficy Process Systems:
- Based on contemporary hardware and software infrastructure that delivers the benefits of traditional DCS systems
- Provides scalability that allows customers to architect a system to fit their business today with the capability to grow with them in the future
- Proficy Historian integrated in the solution for data acquisition also enables analysis of operational performance allowing for performance and efficiency optimisation
Mr. Nong Hao, General Manager for Tiancheng Paper comments that Proficy Process Systems has provided them with the ability to achieve higher production levels with the same amount of resources by meeting their requirements for reduced machine downtime and lower defects.
GE Intelligent Platforms’ Professional Services team provided total system integration from initial system design to installation and post start-up support.