Siemens to upgrade Kansas-based chemical plant's process automation
Alpharetta, Ga. - Siemens Energy & Automation announced June 3 that Columbian Chemicals Co. has ordered its process automation hardware, software and services, including Siemens' Historian server and redundant ProcessSuite tag servers.
Alpharetta, Ga. - Siemens Energy & Automation announced June 3 that Columbian Chemicals Co. has ordered its process automation hardware, software and services, including Siemens' Historian server and redundant ProcessSuite tag servers. The order is part of a project to update manufacturing operations for carbon black at Columbian's Hickok plant, located near Ulysses, Kansas. Columbian a business unit of Phelps Dodge Industries and a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Corp.
Siemens will convert the Hickok plant's existing distributed control system from a series of stand-alone operator stations based on Microsoft Windows 95 to a Windows NT-based client server architecture that links all operator and engineering stations via Ethernet. ProcessSuite is one of Siemens' software packages that enable PC-based HMI for distributed control systems and archives all process data into a compressed format via the Historian component.
Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
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