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Honeywell software helps Hungarian universities teach process control

Dec. 10, 2008 – Honeywell announced that two Hungarian Universities – the University of Pannonia and Budapest University of Technology and Economics – selected Honeywell software to help students strengthen their technical expertise in the areas of process simulation and management and better prepare them for their careers ahead.

The University of Pannonia, located in Veszprém, has deployed Honeywell’s BLEND and SAND tools for courses taught at its Faculty of Information Technology, which specializes in supply chain management research and education. BLEND is a software application for optimal blending of petroleum products and SAND tools help to plan and manage inventory control and distribution. In addition, students are using Honeywell’s UniSim Design Suite software to simulate the performance of a plant as well as Profit Suite, a comprehensive collection of advanced process control and optimization products and services that address increasing business complexity and profitability pressures. Also, a Honeywell expert gave a guest lecture on Advanced Planning & Scheduling to share real-world insight on the topic for students.

“The Honeywell software serves two purposes for our students,” said Botond Bertók, associate professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Pannonia. “The first is that it helps extend their knowledge in process simulation and management by allowing them to solve practical problems via computer. The second is that it allows them to become familiar with software of a certain complexity that they will use in their professional career.”

Budapest University of Technology and Economics has deployed UniSim Design Suite and is planning to implement Profit Suite. The university is using the Honeywell software for dynamic simulation and chemical process control studies.

“We selected Honeywell for its industry leadership and reputation, and because it is pervasive across process industries,” said Dr. Peter Mizsey, professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering. “UniSim has been a valuable addition to our curriculum. It performs dynamic simulation in a simple, user-friendly way we’ve never experienced before. Our PhD students have been very impressed with UniSim and we plan to roll it out to our undergraduate courses soon.”

“In Central and Eastern Europe and elsewhere, the process industries are facing an acute shortage of skilled workers,” said Norm Gilsdorf, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Process Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Technical education programmes such as these are invaluable in inspiring students to consider process careers and, once they’ve made that decision, to prepare them for the realities and challenges of the industry.”

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