Proficy Process Systems 1.6

Aug. 5, 2009
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has released the latest version of its process control system: Proficy Process Systems – Version 1.6.

Proficy Process Systems – Version 1.6 is a fully integrated process control system that, based on its flexible configuration, architecture and choice of controller platforms, can provide customers in different industries with an advanced DCS or hybrid process control system to meet their specific needs.

It supports the PAC8000 process controllers and the PACSystems redundant Rx3i controllers. Customers in industries such as oil & gas will benefit from GE Fanuc’s DCS system – Proficy Process Systems with the PAC8000 family of controllers. PAC8000 controllers can incorporate optional intrinsic safety for hazardous area applications, and they can be field-mounted and subjected to extreme temperatures and corrosive atmospheres when required. Features of the PAC8000 include

–40°C to +70 °C operating range
ISA Level G3 corrosion
30G shock and 5G vibration
Operation in Class I, Division 2 and Zone 2 hazardous areas with field wiring extending into Division 1 and Zone 1/0 areas.

PAC8000 controllers can pass HART information from smart field devices to a computer running device asset management software, allowing for remote maintenance and calibration. HART data and diagnostics can also be used directly in control applications, reducing commissioning time, process downtime and loop maintenance costs.

Included with Proficy Process Systems 1.6 is the new Proficy Alarm Viewer that provides advanced alarm line formatting, filtering and sorting capabilities. It also has an audible alarms capability that annunciates alarms based on the users configured rules. Proficy Process Systems 1.6 also includes new process control function blocks, enhanced visualization faceplates with new look and feel, and new ease-of-use features that enhance the overall usability of the system.