Honeywell to Revamp Process Control for Fertilizer PlantMarch 19, 2009
Experion to drive production, energy savings and product quality of North African fertilizer plant.
OFFENBACH, Germany, -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced that it has been selected by Uhde Services of Germany, a subsidiary of Uhde, to revamp the process control system of a major fertilizer provider in Alexandria, Egypt. Uhde Services, the contractor overseeing the project, will deploy Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) at Abu Qir Fertilizers and Chemical Industries Company in order to streamline production processes, save energy and boost product quality.
"This project is a significant undertaking involving the replacement of an older process control system with new, state-of-the-art Honeywell technology," said Dr. Bernd Jordan, head of Electrical and Instrumentation, Uhde Services GmbH. "We selected Honeywell because of its successful track record with similar fertilizer projects, proven technology and ability to support us on-site."
Uhde Services will use Honeywell's Experion as the centerpiece of the new production system. Experion streamlines production by allowing plants to unify process, production and business management. The system ties together critical subsystems, including process units and safety systems, throughout a plant and delivers relevant information directly to operators for improved decision making in the control room. Experion's flexibility allows operators to modify the system according to process requirements, which enables continuous improvement in overall production efficiency. In addition, Foundation Fieldbus technology will be integrated with Experion in order to allow bi-directional communications between field devices and the control system, as well as from one field device to another.
"The new system should deliver a much wider range of accurate and timely information to Abu Qir II plant operators than was possible in the past, allowing them to manage their production lines more efficiently and with far less energy than before," said Edwin van der Maagdenberg, regional managing director Northern Europe, Honeywell Process Solutions. "Agriculture is big business in North Africa and these improvements will help Abu Qir Fertilizers and Chemical Industries Co. compete more effectively in Egypt with a superior fertilizer."
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About Honeywell Process Solutions
Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.
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