Honeywell introduces new way to modernise control rooms

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced its Experion local control network (LCN) solution. This new offering enables the incremental upgrade of the company’s legacy TotalPlant Solution (TPS) control system to allow for a secure, seamless integration with Experion PKS.

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced its Experion local control network (LCN) solution. This new offering enables the incremental upgrade of the company’s legacy TotalPlant Solution (TPS) control system to allow for a secure, seamless integration with Experion PKS. With Experion LCN, Honeywell is providing a path for continuous innovation to customers around the world. Industrial facilities can gradually move their legacy control system forward to become part of a new, modern solution while leveraging existing automation assets.

Today, users of TPS are dealing with compliance issues related to new safety regulations, as well as with increasing system support challenges. As every industrial organisation is under pressure to reduce costs while improving performance, plants running outdated control systems need to avoid obsolescence by employing the latest automation technology. The Experion LCN solution provides users with standards-based functionality, regulatory support capabilities, and integrated operations from the field through the plant to the business level.

“Honeywell continues to enable customers to take advantage of state-of-the-art technology while protecting and evolving their decades of investments in controls, graphics, and procedures. Industrial operations concerned with updating their TPS system can now seamlessly upgrade to the Experion LCN solution which delivers numerous operational and business benefits in addition to a significant system life extension,” said Jason Urso, chief technology officer of HPS.

Honeywell’s on-process incremental upgrade to Experion LCN modernises the control system infrastructure and enables deployment of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Existing control strategies, field terminations, applications, history and graphics can be retained, allowing users to focus on high-value improvements.

Using Honeywell’s proven Experion Fault Tolerant Ethernet (FTE) infrastructure, the new Experion LCN bridge connects Experion to Classic Coax LCN.

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