Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Honeywell To Help Boost Efficiency At Sugar Plant

Honeywell has announced it has been awarded a three-year maintenance and support contract with Turkey's largest private sugar producer, Konya Sugar. As part of the Solution Enhancement Support Program (SESP) contract, Honeywell will upgrade the Experion process knowledge system (PKS) at Konya Sugar's Cumra production site. SESP is Honeywell's core system support programme that helps customers keep automation investments up to date.

In addition, SESP provides several support mechanisms that can improve the performance and uptime of automation systems, such as training for engineers and operators, access to Honeywell's on-line knowledge base, and access to the experts in the technical assistance centre to assist with troubleshooting. 'We selected Honeywell after seeing significant improvements in product quality and production capacity as well as a reduction in production costs with the earlier implementation of Experion,' said a representative of Konya Sugar's Cumra site management.

Honeywell's SESP for Konya Sugar will help the company maintain peak operating performance and maximise the long-term value of the company's control systems and installed solutions. The SESP contract is designed to meet the needs of the Cumra site and includes software updates to the installed system to maintain optimum performance. Honeywell will also upgrade Konya Sugar's existing Experion to the latest release, Experion R310. This upgrade should allow the site to increase productivity and decrease maintenance costs, with up to 50 per cent better return on investment over the facility's lifecycle due to faster access to process information, a decrease in shutdowns, and quicker recovery from process upsets. The factory will also have access to 24/7 on-site technical assistance.

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