Headlines from June 3, 2014
Honeywell Process Solutions continues to invest in its field instrument portfolio, announcing several new products and development milestones this week at its Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.
Honeywell Process Solutions' new project execution approach helps prevent cost and time overruns by "taking automation off the critical path," according to Brendan Sheehan, projects and automation system business global marketing director, Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS). Read more.
Even as Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) continues to fulfill its promise of never leaving a customer behind, it's innovating on the twin fronts of technology and project execution methodology to address its customers' most pressing needs. Such was the core message delivered by newly minted HPS president, Vimal Kapur. Read more.
"At Honeywell, we resolve to improve the customer experience at every touchpoint," began Andy D'Amelio, vice president Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), in his keynote address to the Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas this week in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.
At first glance, the new Experion Orion console from Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is the sleekest and most futuristic operator console ever. But that's just the beginning. First impressions give way to a deep appreciation of the enormous amount of thought and discipline that goes into making the complex seem so simple and elegant. Read more.
Headlines from June 4, 2014
The southern hemisphere was well represented onstage during this week's Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas Symposium in San Antonio. IAC Ingeniería Ltda., a Chilean integrator, was named Americas 2013 Channel Partner of the Year. And Herbert Senzano Lopes, a Brazilian chemical engineering graduate student, claimed top prize in the UniSim® Design Challenge for his use of the Honeywell Process Solutions simulation software to model the productive re-use of pipeline flare gas to generate electricity. Read more.
Earlier this year, Microsoft sunsetted support for its Windows XP server operating systems. Windows Server 2003 will soon follow in July of 2015. Chevron Corp is using this imminent non-compliance with corporate IT policies to help motivate and justify an ongoing modernization and standardization plan across its fuel blending and movement operations. Read more.
Control system migration may be complex, but identifying, addressing and resolving its many problems can make it an especially rewarding challenge for the automation professional. A team at Total Petrochemicals & Refining has been modernizing the TDC 2000 system in its Port Arthur facility since 2005, and learned many lessons. Read more.
Upgrading process safety systems is challenging in the best conditions and times—doing it at -40 °F is a little more tricky. But that's what BP Exploration just accomplished at its Gathering Center 1 (GC1) facility in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Read more.
Automating manual operations can deliver significant benefits. And when you're dealing with all the recipes needed to make hundreds of different chemical intermediates, automation can be an absolute blessing. For example, specialty chemical manufacturer KMCO Inc. used mostly manual and single-loop controllers to make about 1,000 products. Read more.