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Honeywell showcases innovations for industrial controls, safety and security

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Honeywell Process Solutions is showcasing its latest innovations for industrial controls, safety and security at its 25th annual Honeywell User Group (HUG) conference in Nice, France, November 4-7.

Honeywell will present its new technologies and solutions for industrial manufacturers, including an expanded line of offerings for the oil and gas industries at the HUG conference. 

Nearly 1,000 Honeywell technology users representing major oil and gas refining, chemical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining companies, among others will participate in the 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) symposium, hosted by Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS).

HPS President Darius Adamczyk observes that industrial manufacturers of today face a number of challenges including an evolving energy landscape, uncertain global markets and changing environmental regulations, making it critical for them to optimise their efficiency and productivity.

As an established provider of solutions enabling safer work sites, faster start-ups, increased yields, improved reliability and cyber security, the company uses the HUG platform to interact with customers, discuss their challenges and help them with solutions to address their evolving operational needs.

At HUG 2013, attendees will experience technologies such as Honeywell’s Experion Collaboration Station, a large interactive display that uses video and telecommunications capabilities to remotely connect global experts, helping personnel analyse events across their operations and resolve situations faster. Technologies such as cyber security, alarm and operations management software, and remote operations will also be highlighted in a series of Honeywell and customer-led sessions and roundtable discussions. Attendees will also hear details of new services designed to help customers meet production goals by maximising their automation investments and system performances.

According to Vice President of Technology for HPS, Jason Urso, while data gathering is always important, even more important is the ability to analyse and act on that data – this can be achieved with several of Honeywell’s technologies including the new collaboration station. 

Honeywell’s new technologies to be showcased at HUG 2013 include:

Upstream oil and gas automation 

The new Experion SCADA radically simplifies configuration over thousands of assets and provides operational efficiency with an easy-to-operate interface. Users simply configure the platform out-of-the-box instead of building it from the ground up. Honeywell’s new RTU2020 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) improves the productivity of a site’s distributed assets through more efficient remote monitoring, diagnostic and asset management capabilities. Integration with Experion SCADA helps visualise what operators need to know to simplify management of pipeline and upstream oil and gas assets.

Natural gas metering and measurement 

The Flow Computer ERZ 2000-NG is designed for custody transfer applications to measure gas flow, correct the measured volume, calculate energy consumption and read out all data via standardised protocols. The Electronic Volume Corrector EC600 is certified for volume conversion at the gas exit point as a standalone system or bundled with a gas meter for further flow control. The Gas Chromatograph PGC 9303 offers users the ability to measure natural gas quality plus hydrogen and oxygen in a single device, allowing metering for renewable energy, biogas and power to gas applications. 

Field transmitters 

Honeywell’s SmartLine industrial temperature transmitter improves overall plant performance and employee productivity in severe environments. SmartLine transmitters make it easier to support field devices and promote plant reliability with their unique efficiency-enhancing features, such as a graphic display capable of showing process data in graphical formats and communicating messages from the control room.

Terminal operations 

Honeywell Enraf’s Terminal Manager R620 is a web-based solution used for facilitating, monitoring and controlling the distribution of products in a bulk terminal to improve safety and security, meet regulatory requirements, decrease costs, improve inventory management, and streamline ‘tank-to-head-office’ integration.

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