Honeywell To Enhance Efficiency At Finnish Pulp Mill with Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) | Automation.com

Honeywell To Enhance Efficiency At Finnish Pulp Mill with Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS)

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VARKAUS, Finland, Feb. 02, 2006 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today it has won a significant contract worth $1.2 million to install a new Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) into UPM-Kymmene’s pulp mill in Tervasaari, Finland and to upgrade existing Alcont systems to Experion technology. A major benefit of the project is that UPM-Kymmene will be able to consolidate its control operations into a single central control room, allowing them to enhance the efficiency of process control at the plant.

“A key reason for choosing Honeywell was that we have worked successfully with the company over a number of years and its process control solutions generate significant benefits to our operational efficiency,” states Harri Kinnunen, automation engineer at UPM’s mills at Tervasaari. “Honeywell’s lifecycle management services will enable us to upgrade our existing Honeywell systems with modern technology and continue to utilise our existing hardware and applications. The centralisation of the control room will also undoubtedly help us drive efficiency of our operations.”

The deal includes upgrades of the pulp mill’s fibre lines, the biological waste water treatment, and the steam boiler’s Alcont systems with Experion technology – plus the supply of a new Experion system for the sack fibre line. The supply also includes a process history database (PHD) system, which generates reports covering the pulp and energy departments. The controls have been implemented by means of fuzzy logic, predictive controls and statistical process control (SPC).

“We are delighted to continue our long term partnership with UPM-Kymmene, a valued customer for more than 20 years,” commented Paul Orzeske, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions EMEA. “Our pioneering technology and lifecycle management service expertise provides key process automation benefits to the pulp and paper industry, guaranteeing high levels of business continuity and efficiency as well as empowering customers with the capability to control and reduce operational costs in the long term.”

Honeywell International is a $26 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.honeywell.com/ps.
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