GLOBAL power and automation technology group, ABB announced that since its introduction in 2004, it’s groundbreaking IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA has been sold to more than 4,000 new and existing customers in a diverse range of industries.
This figure includes new system installations, as well as existing ABB system evolutions to 800xA.
According to the company, the System 800xA has improved industrial productivity, safety, and operational profitability for customers in virtually every industry, from process industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, cement, and mining to traditional electric and water utilities to alternative energy production such as solar, waste-to-energy and bioethanol.
Built for integration from the ground up, System 800xA serves as the foundation for a number of unique industry-specific applications as well as for major composite plant systems, such as integrated process and electrical automation.
By integrating these systems on the common 800xA platform, customers optimise the design and performance of their electrical and automation systems and see additional benefits in reduced maintenance, engineering and overall lifecycle costs.
Several recent System 800xA projects include a fully integrated automation and electrical power system for Drake Cement’s new plant in Arizona, integrated automation for SQM’s new fertilizer processing plant in Chile, mine hoist control for LKAB’s iron mine in northern Sweden, and many others.
The company also recently signed an exclusive $61-million frame agreement with Petrobras to supply System 800xA for process automation systems and related services to eight oil refineries in Brazil over the next five years.