Control platform provider helps integrate subsea and topside automation platform
Honeywell integrates and certifies FMC Subsea Automation Protocol with its Experion PKS C300 controller.
Honeywell has now integrated and certified the FMC722 subsea automation protocol with its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) C300 controller as a native interface. A global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry, FMC Technologies supplies the automation platform as part of subsea production systems for control and monitoring of offshore oil and gas fields.
Within Honeywell’s Experion PKS solution, the C300 controller executes control strategies, interfaces to various types of I/O devices, and directly hosts custom programmable applications. The FMC722 subsea automation interface provides integration of the FMC protocol on the controller, enabling seamless peer-to-peer communication between topside and subsea control assets. This solution gives operators access to thousands of process parameters without the need for any intermediate hardware or protocol conversions, leading to fast response, reduced downtime, and greater ease of maintenance.
Tracey Haslam, vice president of marketing, automation solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions explains, “Our technology offers advantages not only in bringing a new field online today, but also provides lower ownership costs over the lifecycle of the field’s operations due to common engineering, operations and maintenance. Also, ongoing developments in the FMC722 protocol can easily be integrated in future versions of Experion PKS. The integration and certification of these solutions will boost the productivity of oil and gas field operators and engineers by providing them with a precise view of the field’s process status.”
Honeywell Process Solutions
Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander(at)cfemedia.com