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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Honeywells HC900 process automation solutions boosts plant efficiency, reliability and safety of Micro Inks Ltd.


Micro Inks Ltd, the largest supplier of printing inks to the newspaper industry in India with a 70% market share was looking to automate one of their plants that manufactures resins and varnishes. They assigned the task to their systems integrator M/s Artee flow controls to work around the challenges of boosting plant efficiency, reliability and improving safety standards. In seeking to control an exothermic process, it required a system that would allow precise control of the process. It also required a solution that was scalable to allow for future expansion. Finally, it wanted a web-based solution that would allow users throughout the business to view key information on different applications. Despite previous projects relying on competitors’ solutions, MIL agreed to Artee Flow Control’s proposal of a Honeywell system for the project.The system proposed was based on Honeywell’s HC900 Hybrid Controller, its advanced process and logic solution Experion HS. Honeywell’s solution based on its Experion PKS DCS tailored to the needs of small to medium-sized automation systems and eServer, which uses distributed system architecture (DSA) to provide web-based access to the Experion system. Since the HC900 is available in three rack sizes and three CPU performance levels, it can handle a wide range of automation requirements. While facilitating precise control of the exothermic process, its features mirror those of the DCS, making it easy to use for operators, engineers and maintenance crews. Finally, while meeting all of the plant’s requirements, the total capital cost of the project came in at a 15 per cent lower than other competitor’s alternative solutions.DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan