Honeywell has announced that it has signed an agreement to standardize its automation project engineering on SmartPlant® Instrumentation,an instrumentation engineering solution powered by INtools®, from Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. With one of the world's largest in-house engineering firms, Honeywell can help customers reduce the costs of project delivery and long-term maintenance and support.
Honeywell and Intergraph intend this agreement to be the next step in an on-going collaboration to integrate SmartPlant Enterprise with Honeywell's latest process automation technology, Experion(tm)Process Knowledge System (PKS). Further integration with the SmartPlant Enterprise will allow Honeywell to build upon existing interoperability and collaborate with end-users and engineering firms during project deliveries. The goals of the on-going partnership are to optimize plant safety and productivity and to improve operational efficiency.
Patrick Holcomb, senior vice president - Global Business Development & Marketing, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said, "Honeywell's control system technology and industry expertise brings tremendous value to this alliance, as customers can expect to save even more money while shortening their time to market and improving their compliance with safety and environmental regulations. Together, both companies are looking at additional opportunities to streamline work processes and address the business needs of our common customers by expanding and enhancing the integration between Experion and the SmartPlant Enterprise."
Experion PKS improves business performance by integrating process and business data across the entire enterprise, making information and knowledge available when and where needed, so process manufacturers can make the right decisions quickly. The Experion platform lays the foundation for integrating all process control and safety management-including non-Honeywell systems-under one unified architecture.
SmartPlant Instrumentation is part of the Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise, a comprehensive plant lifecyclesolution for the integrated engineering environment. SmartPlant Instrumentation increases design and maintenance productivity and integrates with upstream and downstream tasks, providing a single point for entering and revising data.
"Our customers are the primary beneficiaries of Honeywell's partnership with Intergraph," said Harry Sim, vice president of Marketing, Honeywell Process Solutions. "This standardization will enhance Honeywell's flexibility and consistent collaboration with customers and other engineering firms as we deliver projects on-time and on-budget. With an ongoing integration strategy between Honeywell and Intergraph, our customers can extract the full value from their investments and further optimize their operations."