Honeywell takes Experion on the road

Calling it the largest, most complex solution demonstration ever put together by the company, Honeywell launched the Honeywell Express—a semi truck that will travel around the U.S. and Canada over the next two years showcasing Experion PKS and associated security and safety products.

03/01/2005


Calling it the largest, most complex solution demonstration ever put together by the company, Honeywell launched the Honeywell Express—a semi truck that will travel around the U.S. and Canada over the next two years showcasing Experion PKS and associated security and safety products.

"The idea behind Honeywell Express is not simply to take our products around to show, but to actually simulate process industry production events to demonstrate the products' functionality and ROI," says Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell Process Solutions. Stating that the plan for Honeywell Express is to actively pursue business outside of Honeywell's installed base as well as with Honeywell's current customers, Bolick says, "Honeywell Express puts our products in front of customers and prospects to demonstrate their value through hands-on experience."

The exhibit focuses on those Honeywell products dealing with asset and operator effectiveness, security (cyber and physical), and control system migration. Products highlighted include: Experion PKS; Asset Manager; Safety Manager; User Alert; Operations Management; Operations Instructions; Event Monitoring; Alarm Configuration Manager; Alarm and Event Analysis; wireless transmitters; IntelaTrac PKS; field devices—valves and transmitters (Fieldbus, HART); OPC integrator; TotalPlant Batch; migration—Experion station and Integrated Operator Node (ION); and Enterprise Building Integrator.

Also housed in the truck is a live process simulator linked to Experion that demonstrates a heating process found in many vertical markets. The heater has real flows (water) for both steam and product loops, though no actual heat is generated. These loops are controlled by working valves, transmitters, pumps, and a radar tank-level sensor. The simulation features Honeywell and non-Honeywell devices to demonstrate how Experion operates with non-proprietary field devices.

Planned stops for the Honeywell Express were not final at press time, but the scheduled itinerary has the truck in the South though May, on the West Coast in early summer, in Canada in late summer, and in the Northeast and Midwest in early fall before returning to the South.

Control Engineering is a promotional co-sponsor of Honeywell Express and will be posting updates on the truck's planned stops at www.controleng.com .





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