The fu­ture of plant con­trol

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The Ex­pe­rion Orion Con­sole is an ad­vanced dis­play tech­nol­ogy that brings the plant con­trol room of the fu­ture to life by meet­ing the chang­ing needs of the in­creas­ingly mo­bile plant op­er­a­tor.

The con­sole, made by Honey­well Process So­lu­tions, builds on the firm’s f lag­ship Ex­pe­rion Process Knowl­edge Sys­tem (PKS) con­trol plat­form and fea­tures an im­proved er­gonomic de­sign and bet­ter dis­plays to sim­plify con­trol sys­tem man­age­ment, re­duce op­er­a­tor fa­tigue and im­prove sit­u­a­tional aware­ness. The con­sole’s de­sign was based on op­er­a­tor in­put gleaned from nu­mer­ous visits to plant con­trol rooms around the world, and across in­dus­tries, in both newer and older plants. The de­sign and ca­pa­bil­i­ties are the re­sult of be­hav­iour ob­ser­va­tions, as well as in­sights col­lected in mul­ti­ple phases at plants, in­clud­ing process star­tups and dur­ing pe­ri­ods of ab­nor­mal op­er­a­tions.

The con­sole’s fea­tures in­clude a large f lex­i­ble, ul­tra-high def­i­ni­tion dis­play that pro­vides clear sta­tus as­sess­ments of process op­er­a­tions in a sin­gle glance for bet­ter and more-in­formed man­age­ment.

This f lex­i­bil­ity also en­ables op­er­a­tors to cus­tomise dis­plays for con­text-spe­cific process is­sues, and in­cor­po­rates ad­vanced alarm man­age­ment, and pan and zoom ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Lim­its and tar­gets are di­rectly in­te­grated into over­view dis­plays, al­low­ing op­er­a­tion of the process closer to the op­ti­mum and al­low­ing op­er­a­tors an in­creased scope of re­spon­si­bil­ity across the in­dus­trial fa­cil­ity.

Touch panel dis­plays pro­vide the pri­mary op­er­at­ing in­ter­face that bet­ter en­ables op­er­a­tors to quickly and ac­cu­rately re­spond to chang­ing con­di­tions and pre­vent sit­u­a­tions that could lead to plant in­ci­dents and emer­gen­cies.

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