Visualization Technology Increases Productivity for Batch Operations

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Honeywell’s Experion Batch visualization technology provides operators with improved visibility, simplified maintenance, and faster validation.

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) introduced a control technology solution that increases productivity for batch operations and speed-to-market of batch products by allowing operators to see an intuitive and comprehensive timeline of every task required to complete a product batch. Honeywell’s Experion Batch uses patent-pending visualization technology to provide batch automation processes with the benefits of distributed control capability. This approach provides operators with insights into upcoming events or potential delays, which make it easier for them to conduct multiple tasks, take appropriate actions sooner, and adjust next steps accordingly. It also makes operations less dependent on individual operator experience, which will help manufacturers overcome skill gaps at a time when more veteran operators are retiring.

Experion Batch is designed for industries including pharmaceuticals, for which manufacturers are challenged to increase operator efficiency and product quality while using fewer resources to reduce costs. The technology simplifies ongoing maintenance by eliminating the need for a centralized, dedicated batch server. This design enables engineering and maintenance personnel to take a unit controller out of service without affecting other units. Experion Batch also allows plants to easily transition from recipe testing to execution while reducing testing and validation efforts, and it is aligned with international batch standards ISA S88 and IEC 61512-1.

Source: Honeywell Process Solutions