The Honeywell User Group has begun today, showcasing the
company’s latest developments in processing technology and equipment.
The event, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary
this year, has been used a platform to launch a number of new pieces of
It also used the event to explore the current economic state
of Australia’s industries, focusing on the slowed mining industry and
burgeoning energy industry.
Challenges affecting the market were explored during the
first day, with operational efficiency and productivity discussed.
Its Experion Orion console was one of the major focuses for
the first day.
The console features an improved ergonomic design and better
displays to simplify control system management, reduce operator fatigue and
improve situational awareness.
The Console’s design was based
on operator inputs gleaned from visits to plant control rooms in both newer and
older plants. The design and capabilities are the result of behaviour
observations, as well as insights collected in multiple phases at plants, including
process startups and during periods of abnormal operations.
Oil and gas is also in focus, with six digital suites
launched for the industry that provide support and productivity measures from
the wellhead through to the processing plant.
A specialised Experion SCADA console, which focuses on the
oil and gas industry, was also demonstrated during the first day.
Honeywell took the day to demonstrate a range of its products
to users, ranging from new cyber security developments, test and measurement
equipment, safety monitoring equipment, and new process control equipment.
The company is also holding technology sessions over two
days focusing on training, safety, and productivity.