Wireless Technology

Honeywell Console Design Based On Operator Input

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jun 05, 2014

Honeywell Process Solutions announced availability of the Experion Orion Console. It was unveiled at the 2014 Honeywell Users Group Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. The console – which builds on Honeywell’s flagship Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) control platform – features an improved ergonomic design and better displays to simplify control system management, reduce operator fatigue and improve situational awareness.

The Experion Orion 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 behavior 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 flexible, ultra-high definition display that provides clear status assessments of process operations. This flexibility enables operators to customize 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.

Touch panel displays provide the primary operating interface. The console also has a mobile tablet that reduces operator fatigue by allowing personnel to move about the control room more freely, according to the company. When paired with wireless-enabled mobile technologies, the system allows operators to view the same displays on hand-held devices in other areas of the plant.

For more information, visit www.honeywellprocess.com