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Honeywell wins order from SECCO

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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Co. Ltd (SECCO) plans to upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim® Competency Suite.

The suite includes robust solutions to train the industrial workforce for safe, incident-free and efficient startups and operations.

SECCO plans to use part of the suite known as Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Operations, which is a cloud-deployed learning solution that enables convenient access to simulation-based operator training. It connects operators across the plant through the cloud, centralises management and deployment of simulation-based learning, and reduces lifecycle maintenance costs.

The process simulation models can be effectively applied to process design, process engineering, and process optimisation activities.

Chen Yan, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Process Solutions, Greater China, said: “SECCO is the first installed base for UniSim Operations training simulation in China. I am impressed by SECCO’s continuous investment in adopting new technologies that connect plant and people, and by the returns these investments have shown.”

UniSim Operations provides an interactive, real-time plant simulation as the foundation for a comprehensive training program to improve operators’ knowledge and skills.

Chen Juxing, Deputy Production Director of SECCO, said: "It is essential to have plant operators appropriately trained with skills and capabilities to safely handle a plant and swiftly take the necessary action to meet different process situations […] Using Honeywell’s legacy Operator Training Simulator over the past decade enabled continuous production for SECCO. We expect this upgrade to UniSim cloud-based technologies at 10 of our process units to allow us to step up our pace in the era of smart manufacturing and become a pioneer in embracing the Industrial Internet of Things.”

Over the past decade, SECCO has implemented Honeywell Advanced Process Control and real-time optimisation from ethylene crackers to downstream chemical units, alarm management system for safety operations, as well as OTS.

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