Themed Sustain.Ability, the HUG symposium was designed to help manufacturers in Asia-Pacific sustain their performance and lifecycles to maximise plant safety, reliability and efficiency. Some of Honeywell’s newest products were introduced at the meet including the next-generation Experion Orion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and the new collaboration software, Intuition Executive.
The Honeywell Users Group Asia-Pacific Symposium is the company’s largest customer gathering in the region attracting participation from more than 300 customers and partners.
According to Jason Urso, Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Process Solutions, Asia continues to progress as customers in the process automation industry for growth and development. Given the economic turbulences however, customers in the process industry are looking for technologies and solutions that help improve operations, better manage assets, drive efficiency and generate returns on investments.
The HUG APAC 2012 program consisted of four days of customer-driven sessions and presentations as well as demonstrations of the latest Honeywell technologies designed for the process industries.
Key highlights of HUG Asia-Pacific:
- Experion Orion PKS, Honeywell’s flagship offering is a next-generation system that can help significantly improve plant production by up to 13%, significantly reduce operator-related safety incidents and lower TCO by up to 30%
- Intuition Executive collaboration software allows manufacturers to analyse and visualise data across their entire enterprises to better respond to volatile energy costs, complex regulatory changes and real-world safety challenges
- A new 3D simulation solution from Honeywell combines visualization technology with its UniSim Design Operations simulation tool to provide a holistic virtual environment that plants can use to efficiently design, analyse and verify plant operations
- Winner of the 2012 Asia Pacific UniSim Design Student Competition, Tuyen Dinh Quang of Hanoi University of Science and Technology showcased the winning solution, designed to simulate the complex petroleum refinery process to help optimise production