Honeywell, Intergraph standardize on process automation, instrumentation

Phoenix, AZ—To help users further improve their operations and save money, Honeywell has agreed to standardize its automation project engineering on SmartPlant Instrumentation, an instrumentation engineering solution powered by Intools from Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M).

02/08/2005


Phoenix, AZ— To help users further improve their operations and save money, Honeywell has agreed to standardize its automation project engineering on SmartPlant Instrumentation, an instrumentation engineering solution powered by Intools from Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M). Honeywell adds that it has one of the world's largest in-house engineering facilities, and that it can help reduce project delivery, long-term maintenance, and support costs.

Honeywell and Intergraph add their agreement is the next step in an ongoing collaboration to integrate SmartPlant Enterprise with Honeywell's latest process automation technology, Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS). Further integration with the SmartPlant Enterprise will allow Honeywell to build on existing interoperability, and collaborate with end-users and engineering firms during project deliveries. The goals of the ongoing partnership are to optimize plant safety and productivity and to improve operational efficiency.

'Honeywell's control system technology and industry expertise brings tremendous value to this alliance, and customers can expect to save even more money, while shortening their time to market and improving their compliance with safety and environmental regulations,” says Patrick Holcomb, senior VP of Intergraph PP&M’s Global Business Development & Marketing division. “Together, both firms are examining additional opportunities to streamline work processes and address the business needs of our common customers by expanding and enhancing the integration between Experion and the SmartPlant Enterprise.'

Experion PKS reportedly improves business performance by integrating process and business data across the entire enterprise, making information and knowledge available when and where needed, so process manufacturers can make the right decisions quickly. Experion’s platform lays the foundation for integrating all process control and safety management, including non-Honeywell systems, under one unified architecture. SmartPlant Instrumentation is part of Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise, which is a plant lifecycle solution for integrated engineering environments. SmartPlant Instrumentation increases design and maintenance productivity, and integrates with upstream and downstream tasks, providing a single point for entering and revising data.

'Our customers are the primary beneficiaries of Honeywell's partnership with Intergraph,' adds Harry Sim, Honeywell Process Solutions’ marketing VP. 'This standardization will enhance Honeywell's flexibility and consistent collaboration with customers and other engineering firms as we deliver projects on-time and on-budget. With an ongoing integration strategy between Honeywell and Intergraph, our customers can extract the full value from their investments and further optimize their operations.'

Intergraph PP&M offers integrated engineering solutions for the design, construction and operation of process and power plants, offshore rigs, and ships.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





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