Honeywell Process Solutions has launched the latest version of Experion PKS Orion designed to enable industrial plants implement automation projects faster and more efficiently, while simplifying daily operations.
In today’s global business environment where organisations are required to be more flexible and responsive to the changing supply and demand conditions, it is critical for industrial facilities to achieve their automation objectives both on time and within budget, while minimising operational costs.
Experion PKS Orion helps industrial plants meet those needs while leveraging process knowledge that makes project teams more flexible and efficient. The new system now employs a distinctive portfolio of scalable capabilities for innovative project execution and system management.
Frank Whitsura, vice president, Honeywell Process Solutions explains Experion PKS Orion represents a shift in project implementation strategies based on new approaches such as virtualization, Universal Channel Technology and the cloud to design projects remotely. He adds that the project workflow, when implementing process control and safety systems, can now be adjusted to shorten schedules and minimise risk through every phase of the project.
Experion Virtualization Solutions and remotely configurable Universal I/O cabinets allow for late-stage design changes and better hardware management. Capabilities such as Experion Collaboration Station and Experion SCADA’s superior Human-Machine Interface (HMI) provide teams with the ability to share information across geographically dispersed locations and simplify operations over thousands of assets.
Experion PKS Orion uses Universal Channel Technology to allow instant, remote configuration of both process and safety I/O without additional hardware, permitting the use of standardised cabinets. Universal I/O modules reduce equipment requirements and footprint, and can be quickly configured for multiple channel types.
The new Experion SCADA radically simplifies configuration over thousands of assets and improves operational performance with an enhanced HMI. Experion PKS Orion also uses blade server technology for advanced virtualization capabilities.
With the Experion Collaboration Station, users can display both business and process information in a common view supporting faster resolution of routine or abnormal situations. Additionally, Honeywell is the only automation vendor to incorporate Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium principles in its SCADA design for superior HMI and situational awareness.