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Honeywell Process Solutions

Honeywell House
Arlington Business Park
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1EB
United Kingdom

Telephone : +44 (0) 1344 656000
Fax : +44 (0) 1344 656367
Email : hpsmarketing@honeywell.com
Web : www.honeywellprocess.com


Editorial archive;

Remote control of a North Sea platform 13/12/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is to provide advanced automation and safety solutions to enable remote onshore operation for an offshore platform in the North Sea, reducing overall production costs and improving safety. Full Story...

WirelessHART: secure by design 23/10/2016
Data security is critical to the successful deployment of field instruments in plant applications. Suzanne Gill asked a variety of automation vendors for their views on WirelessHART security and their own strategies to ensure network security. Full Story...

Growing reliance on data analytics 16/10/2016
A recent survey of senior manufacturing executives has highlighted the fact that manufacturers are banking on data analytics – a key component of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – to help navigate difficult business conditions, despite many planned technology investments in other areas being delayed.  Full Story...

Cloud-based IIoT offering helps increase plant utilisation and performance 21/09/2016
Honeywell UOP has introduced a new software-based service designed to allow refiners, and petrochemical and gas processing plants to improve performance. Full Story...

Honeywell acquires supply chain automation technology 30/08/2016
Honeywell has completed the acquisition of Intelligrated, a provider of supply chain and warehouse automation solutions.  Full Story...

A perfect storm of technologies get the best out of data 23/08/2016
Big data is just one of a host of popular industry buzz words. When put together with other enabling technologies such as IIoT and the Cloud the benefits of big data really start to become apparent. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Digital transformation business helps to harness the benefits of IIoT 10/05/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has established a new business unit designed to help manufacturers harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and more rapidly deploy technologies that will allow them to better manage and analyse data, making their operations safer, more reliable and more efficient. Full Story...

OPC UA software development kit 03/05/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced the Matrikon OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Software Development Kit (SDK). Full Story...

Mobile devices - Taking things slowly 13/04/2016
Suzanne Gill reports on the use of mobile devices in industrial applications. It appears to be a slow-burn technology on the plant floor and there are some hurdles that need to be overcome before mobile devices become more widely used. Full Story...

Data analysis: a key requirement for IIoT 09/02/2016
Suzanne Gill reports from the 27th Honeywell User Group EMEA event, where a proliferation of data analysis solutions were on display, all designed to help industry benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Full Story...

Honeywell completes Elster acquisition 05/01/2016
Honeywell has now completed the acquisition of Elster, a provider of measurement solutions for gas, heating, controls, metering and advanced technology.  Full Story...

Assessing cyber security risk in real-time 30/11/2015
Suzanne Gill reports on the need for plants to employ a continuous and ongoing cyber security solution and looks at a real-time software solution that automates the task of identifying risk. Full Story...

Improved alarm management solution 04/11/2015
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced the new DynAMoAlarm and Operations Management software which is designed to help process industries better manage operations and alarms. Full Story...

DCS designed for SMEs 13/08/2015
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced the latest version of its Experion LX, distributed control system (DCS) designed specifically for small- and mid-sized companies. Full Story...

Project delivery optimisation – a new methodology 11/08/2015
Honeywell Process Solutions is suggesting a paradigm shift in the way projects are implemented is required to get the type of capital efficiency that industrial businesses need to achieve in today’s competitive, tight-margin environment. Full Story...

Honeywell's cyber security facility 21/07/2015
Honeywell's Industrial cyber security facility opened recently in the US. It aims to help companies develop a more offensive approach to cyber security and to make security a business enabler.  Full Story...

Controls, safety and management systems help meet demand for renewable packaging board 16/06/2015
Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer, Stora Enso, is set to use process automation, safety system and manufacturing optimisation technologies  from Honeywell Process Solutions to modernise one of its key mills and help it meet rising demand for renewable packaging board. Full Story...

Visualising the control room of the future 03/03/2015
Many control room engineers are working in an uncomfortable environment with outdated equipment. Tightening margins and higher production targets further add to the pressure on them and it is important that operators have the tools they need to meet the demands of their job, and enable them to add value to the process operation, says Bruce Calder, vice president of Technology at Honeywell Process Solutions. Full Story...

Control system service and support agreement with Sasol 24/02/2015
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced a five-year agreement to provide comprehensive services and support for the control systems of the world’s largest coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant through its new Assurance 360 Services program. Full Story...

Honeywell’s Universal I/O is the new normal 04/11/2014
Universal Channel Technology enables an entire cabinet to become a standard part, with I/O channels remotely configurable to allow modules to serve as analog or digital and as input or output.  Even projects that aren’t leveraging all the benefits of LEAP implementation can reap significant efficiencies from Universal I/O.  Eliminate tedious documentation updates, reduce spares needed, and simplify maintenance. Full Story...

PAC and DCS advances 25/02/2014
Suzanne Gill reports on some of the most recent industrial control solutions to come to market, and looks at their main features and benefits. Full Story...

Adaptable pressure switch range expanded 25/02/2014
Honeywell Sensing and Control has added three new series to its pressure switch portfolio – the HP Series, HE series and LE series. The new pressure switches are said to provide high burst pressure ranges, a long lifecycle rating and sealing to IP67. Full Story...

Reduce project execution risk with Honeywell’s LEAP solution 01/01/2014
LEAP is a new approach to automation project lean execution, enhancing Honeywell’s project implementation services with Universal Channel Technology, Experion Virtualization, and cloud engineering.  Remove the traditional dependencies that force project flows to be sequential in nature, drastically improving overall project schedule.  Standardized designs and parallel workflows achieve up to 30% capital savings and increase scheduling flexibility up to 25%. Full Story...

SCADA That Radically Simplifies Configuration over Thousands of Assets 03/12/2013
New SCADA capabilities provide equipment-based configuration with minimal effort, automatically generated displays, pan and zoom interaction, and dashboard style presentation and task based filters that focus the operator’s attention on what’s important. Full Story...

Experion® Virtualization Solutions Leverages Blade Server Technology 03/12/2013
Honeywell now introduces a Premium Platform for Experion Virtualization Solutions. Leveraging blade server technology, it delivers advanced virtualization capabilities, including automatic host recovery and upgrades with zero operational disruption.  Full Story...

Advanced process control and optimisation technologies increase petrochemical plant profitability 19/11/2013
Honeywell has been selected by the Sinopec Maoming Company to supply business management and automation technology to rejuvenate and improve operational performance at its aging petrochemical plants in Guangdong Province, China. Full Story...

What's new in Experion PKS Orion’s latest release? 12/11/2013
The latest release, which was highlighted at HUG EMEA last week, incorporates a variety of efficiency and productivity improvements to make your team more flexible and efficient. Full Story...

New whitepaper - Innovative features of HART 7 16/10/2013
This whitepaper describes recent developments in smart transmitter technology, which take advantage of HART 7 features. These developments extend advanced device diagnostics and enable industrial plants to optimise their predictive asset management programs. Full Story...

WirelessHART in pratice: saving power with proper network and field device configuration 12/09/2013
A new whitepaper looks at the power consumption of WirelessHART field devices is substantially influenced by the configuration. The White Paper explains the components of WirelessHART field devices, discusses their power consumption by way of an example scenario, and provides an important basis for decision-making on the use of WirelessHART technology. Full Story...

Control solution for Russian refinery 27/08/2013
Honeywell has announced that Antipinsky Refinery CJSC is to employ the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control plant processes and general refinery facilities as part of the third stage of construction of the Antipinsky Refinery in Tyumen, Russia. Full Story...

HUG highlights – Trends and technology developments 14/08/2013
This year’s US Honeywell User Group (HUG) event took place in June. Darius Adamczyk reflected on his first 12 months as president and CEO at Honeywell Process Solutions while Jason Urso talked about technology developments. Full Story...

Widening the ISA100.11a field 23/07/2013
Control Engineering Europe looks at two recent developments which could help to expand the use of field wireless systems based on the ISA100.11a standard. Full Story...

Liberating operators from the control room 07/05/2013
There is universal agreement that mobile devices will be making an appearance on more plant floors in the future, although agreement from automation suppliers on a timescale for this to become general practice is less easy to come by. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Using HART with asset management systems 24/04/2013
Being the most broadly deployed smart device platform, HART is the right choice for your plant’s asset management system, argues John Yingst, a senior principal product manager for Honeywell Process Solutions. Full Story...

Modernised press control boosts reliability in newspaper presses 22/01/2013
Edda Trykk, the second largest publisher in Norway, is to upgrade its Printa press control and shaftless drive systems at one of its newspaper printing facilities. Full Story...

Record attendance at the Honeywell EMEA users group conference 11/12/2012
Honeywell has announced record attendance at its annual Honeywell Users’ Group (HUG) conference for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In total, over 900 delegates, representing more than 285 companies, attended the conference, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey in November. Full Story...

Wireless mobility solution provides real-time field data 14/11/2012
Experion Mobile Access is a new mobility application that provides secure remote access to Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) through mobile computing devices, enabling field operators to view and respond to live information from Experion PKS while they are on rounds or inspecting the plant. Full Story...

Focusing on security 23/10/2012
Rick Kaun, Industrial IT Solutions at Honeywell Process Solutions, discusses the urgent need for improved defense-in-depth postures for industrial control systems. Full Story...

Control and safety system upgrade for Staatsolie refinery 31/07/2012
Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., the state-owned hydrocarbon and sustainable energy company, has selected Honeywell to upgrade the safety and control system at its Suriname refinery to its Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) solution. Full Story...

Honeywell User Group Conference goes to Istanbul 17/07/2012
Honeywell Process Solutions has announced that its 2012 EMEA Users Group Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 13 - 16 November, with the theme of ‘Sustain.Ability’. Full Story...

Fiscal metering solution for oil and gas operations 01/06/2012
Honeywell's MeterSuite fiscal metering solution has received European Measuring Instrument Directive (MID) and International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) R117 certification. Full Story...

Enterprise-wide process software solution 15/05/2012
Honeywell has launched Intuition Executive as the flagship product of its new Intuition software portfolio. It is said to offer enterprise-wide information management, decision support and collaboration tools to help achieve operational excellence. Full Story...

Shipbuilder employs Integrated Automation Systems on new vessels 17/04/2012
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding have announced that they will use Honeywell’s Integrated Automation Systems (IAS) in five vessels commissioned by ship owners in Norway, Russia and the United States. Full Story...

Demystifying the Intuition Semantic model 25/03/2012
Data in today's enterprise lives in silos. An effective operations intelligence solution requires pieces of information from each of these systems, but how do we do it? A new Whitepaper, from Honeywell Control Systems seeks to demystify this. Full Story...

Paper mill project win for Honeywell 21/02/2012
Honeywell has been selected by Kahramanmaras Kagit Sanayi ve Ticaret (KMKPAPER) a Turkish paper manufacturer, to deploy its ExperionMX Quality Control System (QCS) and Experion Process Knowledge Control System (PKS) at a new paper mill based in Kütahya, Turkey. Full Story...

Remote control and safety monitoring for offshore platform 17/01/2012
Statoil has announced that it is to deploy Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Honeywell Distributed System Architecture (DSA) at its Valemon platform in the North Sea, where production is due to start in 2014. Full Story...

Industrial video solution helps users meet safety and security regulations 08/11/2011
Honeywell has introduced the latest addition to its industrial wireless portfolio. The new OneWireless Video Solution, which allows for the enhancement of perimeter security by deploying industrial video cameras over the OneWireless network. Full Story...

Control and safety systems for RWE Dea’s new North Sea platforms 18/10/2011
Honeywell has been selected by RWE Dea to design and install the integrated control and safety systems (ICSS) at both of RWE Dea’s new North Sea platforms, Clipper South and Breagh A. Full Story...

3D simulation aims to improve operator training 04/10/2011
The skills shortage in the process industry has created an acute need for professionals who can ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations in a process environment. Full Story...

Instrument transmitter simplifies plant maintenance and asset management 19/03/2010
Honeywell has announced that the newest version of its most widely-used smart pressure transmitters has added a software upgrade that should help users implement improved maintenance and asset management programmes. The company says the ST 3000 transmitter line now features enhanced and advanced on-board diagnostics that simplify maintenance by automatically telling plant personnel how the devices are functioning. Full Story...

Driving Plant Optimisation with Advanced Process Control 14/12/2009
Once largely limited to petro and chemical plants, APC use has grown. Economic more than technical issues are key motives. Full Story...

Honeywell demonstrates world’s first wireless closed-loop control 08/10/2009
It might not have been very elegant, but as a demonstration, it worked: the world’s first closed-loop control system based on the new ISA100.11a wireless protocol. Full Story...

Honeywell acquires RMG Regel + Messtechnik 05/09/2009
Honeywell announced in late June that it had signed a definitive agreement valued at approximately $400 million USD to acquire the RMG Group (www.rmg.de) and all of its subsidiaries. The company is based in Kassel. It manufactures natural gas measuring and control products, and offers services and integrated solutions. RMG’s estimated 2009 sales are $290 million USD; it has approximately 1,000 ‘employees and partners’ in nearly 100 different countries. It claims to have 7,000 customers worldwide Full Story...

Making Measurement Count 22/06/2009
Sensor advances are leading to new applications in almost every area of life, and new technology promises to see them play an even greater role in the processing plant. Full Story...

UK manufacturing show: industry giants take the stage 17/02/2009
The Advanced Manufacturing Shows in Birmingham, UK have added a seminar line-up to their repertoire, boasting speakers from ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Siemens and Yokogawa. Speakers at the March 25 and 26 show, held at the NEC, will take the stage in the Industrial Networking Theatre. Full Story...

STANDIC implements wireless solution 26/12/2008
STANDIC is an independent liquids storage and distribution centre located in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. The company’s strategic location and ability to efficiently handle products ranging from chemicals to mineral and vegetable oils makes it a platform for distribution of product streams throughout Europe. Full Story...

MTEC pushes for common wireless standard 23/12/2008
Speakers at MTEC will propel the industry towards a common wireless standard, according to Canon Communications, which has organised an education programme titled ‘Wireless Solutions for Automation. The event, to be held on March 25, 2009, will feature speakers from ABB Instrumentation, Emerson Process Control, Honeywell, Siemens and Yokogawa. Full Story...

Honeywell controller certified by Wurldtech 09/12/2008
Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) C300 Process Controller has been awarded the Achilles Level 1 Cyber-Security Certification, an internationally recognised accreditation. The endorsement comes from Wurldtech Labs which certifies cyber-risk and compliance management solutions. Full Story...

Upgrading Control: Migration or Evolution? 12/09/2008
When a process control platform needs upgrading, the answer can be an incremental change, a system-wide rip and replace, or anything in between. Users have more options than ever. Full Story...

Fieldbus Foundation: Better Device Descriptions, Device Coupler Test Spec, board member 08/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation has streamlined fieldbus development for device and system suppliers by enhancing its Device Descriptions (DD). In separate announcements, the organisation released the final Device Coupler Test Specification and named a DuPont executive to its board. Full Story...

Fieldbus heads for Wembley 04/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation is to host its next UK roadshow at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, following similar events in Reading, Manchester and Middlesbrough. Presentations and practical demonstrations will aim to demonstrate how Foundation fieldbus technology can be used as part of a single plant-wide solution. Full Story...

ISA subcommittee heads for ‘single standard’ 02/06/2008
Options for convergence of the ISA100.11a and WirelessHART standards are to be discussed following the creation of a subcommittee by the ISA100 Standards Committee. The move is set to bolster the committee’s attempts to develop universal industrial wireless standards. Full Story...

Controlled efficiency: Power controls; biodiesel process simulation; steel 27/05/2008
Automation technologies are helping power transmission and a bio-refinery and steel mill in the Baltic Sea, Sweden, and Finland, thanks to separate efforts from ABB, Invensys, and Honeywell. Full Story...

New Stainless Steel Pressure Reducing Valve Maintains Constant Pressure 01/02/2008
Honeywell has launched a stainless steel version of its D06 compact pressure reducing valve, which in its original brass version has sold over 15 million units. The new D06FI can be used to maintain a constant pressure, even where there are wide inlet pressure fluctuations. It extends the popular D06 range to applications in pharmaceuticals, processing, chemicals, buildings, fire extinguishing systems and any industry requiring a stainless steel body and fittings. Full Story...

Wireless Networking moves from Instruments to Infrastructure 01/02/2008
Three major wireless providers, Honeywell, Emerson, and Invensys are pursuing widely different approaches—with specific benefits and weaknesses—but have clearly articulated long-term strategies and resources to achieve their goals. Full Story...

HART hits back as Honeywell votes “no” 07/09/2007
Honeywell will oppose HART, in favour of ISA-100, by voting “no” in today’s HART Communication Foundation board meeting, according to a letter to Control Engineering. Full Story...

Hazenberg calls for survey participants 22/08/2007
MBA researcher, Willem Hazenberg, from Newport International University has undertaken a research project titled, ‘Selection and decision-making criteria for a Distributed Control System in the process industry’. Full Story...

Delft Instruments to sell its Enraf division to Honeywell 27/06/2007
The Executive Board of Netherlands-based Delft Instruments announced a definitive agreement, valued at approximately €200 million (approximately £135 million) for the sale of its Enraf division to Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS). The division in 2006 had sales of approximately €100 million (approximately £67 million). Full Story...

Corus scoops Pantek award 01/04/2007
Corus Automation Solutions, part of Corus Northern Engineering Services (CNES), has received an award in recognition of a recent upgrade to control and automation systems at its Scunthorpe steelmaking plant. Full Story...

Wireless networking in Process Automation: Building new applications in 2007 01/02/2007
Control system vendors are driving their stakes in the ground for the biggest new technology thrust in 30 years. Full Story...

The vicious circle turns virtuous for process automation vendors 01/02/2007
With process automation technology seen as offering solutions for many of the process industries most pressing problems, instrument and control vendors are more optimistic than for many years, with the prospect of groundbreaking new technology adding further to already bright prospects, writes Andrew Bond Full Story...

Measuring level, pressure, temperature without wires 01/10/2006
Wireless sensors are here, but the software, the infrastructure, and needed security are all lagging behind. Full Story...

My Distributed Control System ‘Wish List’ 01/09/2006
Hans Eder has worked for many years in controller troubleshooting, development of advanced controls, and performance analysis on many different systems. Many of the features and functions needed to work effectively are still not available, he says, and so he’s created this DCS ‘wish list.’ Full Story...