Honeywell Process Solutions announces the launch of LEAP project services designed to help manufacturers in processing industries get their plants up and running faster and at lower cost.
Combining Honeywell Process Solutions’ proprietary hardware and software, virtualization and cloud engineering technologies to give users greater scheduling flexibility while reducing risk and total automation costs by up to 30 percent, the LEAP solution will benefit multiple industries with an estimated 80 percent reduction in costs related to unnecessary rework as well as help reduce avoidable schedule delays by up to 90 percent.
Vimal Kapur, President, Honeywell Process Solutions explains that automation projects are increasingly difficult to manage, especially as implementations become larger and more complex while still needing to be completed quickly and efficiently. LEAP manages the project execution workflow by simplifying what has traditionally been a long and expensive process and enabling measurable time and cost savings so plants can focus on the end goal of getting off the ground quickly.
LEAP specifically combines three key core technologies available in Honeywell’s Experion PKS Orion including Universal Channel Technology; Virtualization; and Cloud Engineering.
Representing a major departure from the way plants are typically designed and built by using parallel workflows to keep automation systems off critical implementation paths, LEAP creates separate streams of work for the physical and functional aspects of project design allowing project engineering to take place from anywhere in the world, and removes workflow dependencies to allow core project tasks to start much earlier in the process. It also dramatically minimises the cost and volume of rework typically associated with automation projects.
This innovative approach is being featured this week at the 2014 Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium, the company’s largest gathering of industrial customers. More than 1,200 attendees, representing major oil and gas refining, chemical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining companies, among others, are attending the symposium in San Antonio, Texas.