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Honeywell to Upgrade ExxonMobil to PKS

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Honeywell has said it will upgrade ExxonMobil’s existing operations control systems to the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) at their downstream refinery and chemical plant operations worldwide.

As the program’s main automation contractor, Honeywell will deliver systems and software, detailed engineering and lead procurement for the integrated control system and construction. The migration will utilize Honeywell technology to evolve the legacy system to Honeywell’s flagship control system, the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS).

Ujjwal Kumar, president of Honeywell Process Solutions, said: “Honeywell’s technology will enable ExxonMobil to upgrade control systems at its global refinery and chemical sites safely and reliably with no downtime.”

Jason Urso, chief technology officer, said: “This project is a testament to Honeywell’s commitment to providing continuous evolution – allowing systems to upgrade in place over decades of time. Doing so in a manner which preserves customer built-in knowledge while also offering modern control system capabilities.”

Honeywell has a long track record as a vendor for control and safety technology with ExxonMobil globally, providing solutions and services across the company’s downstream and upstream portfolio.

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