De Gidts & Feldman has delivered the first Honeywell Experion LX system in Europe. Experion LX is a Distributed Control System (DCS) that is exclusively marketed by Honeywell Channel Partners. The system is a derivative of the successful Experion PKS, which is applied worldwide in the process industry.
The end-user – Transnational Blenders (Dordrecht) – mixes lubricating oils on customer specification for the shipping- and automotive industries. The process control system, based on a customised C++ application, was unstable and could not keep up with the increased production capacity. Our customer, LC Engineers & Consultants, after an intensive process with the end-user, has selected the Honeywell Experion LX system as the most suitable solution. The Experion LX system is very flexible and easily scalable and therefore ‘the perfect fit.’ One of the features of Experion LX is the Profibus gateway. This seamlessly connects the system to the remote I/O of all leading manufacturers. Therefore, the existing remote I/O of Transnational Blenders could be maintained.
Control boxes with remote I/O
Besides the new control cabinet with the controller and two Profibus Gateways, De Gidts & Feldman supplied even more: three control cabinets with remote I/O (communicates with the controller through fibre optic connections) and the Honeywell level and temperature transmitters.
LC Engineers & Consultants (Industrial Solution Provider for Honeywell) is responsible for the implementation of the system. Thanks to their extensive experience with the Honeywell systems – and the good cooperation with De Gidts & Feldman – the implementation has run smoothly.
Facts & Figures
- Central control cabinet with 2x C300 series 8 controller CPU, 2x Profibus gateway, 3x fibre optic module
- 3x Remote I/O cabinet with fibre optic modules, HART AI/AO and 24VDC DI/DO
- Redundant server set, 3x client PC with Experion LX software
- eServer for the function of ‘web portal’ and ‘remote support gateway’