Honeywell will supply the process automation and control platform for Woongjin Polysilicon’s new production plant in South Korea. The solar polysilicon manufacturer will use the supplier’s Experion process knowledge system with Foundation fieldbus solutions to help the Sangju factory produce an estimated 5000 tons of polysilicon annually.
Experion streamlines plant operations by pulling data directly from critical plant subsystems and sending the information to operators to help them make better decisions in the control room, according ot Honeywell.
The deal also calls for Honeywell to provide its Safety Manager platform, which provides plant operators with a wide range of crucial real-time safety information, and the Mobile Station wireless tablet device.
“The need for solar energy will only increase as the world looks for more sources of renewable resources,” said BD Kwon, project lead engineer of Woongjin Polysilicon. “This new facility will play a vital role in helping to meet that growing demand, and we selected Honeywell for this project because its philosophy of improving safety, reliability and efficiency is proven to optimize production and business results.”
“The need for reliability is magnified for corporations such as Woongjin Polysilicon that aim to become global manufacturing leaders,” said H Han, domestic sales leader for Honeywell Korea. “The solution Honeywell is providing Woongjin addresses this issue by delivering the most-relevant information to operators controlling the processes, maximizing the productivity of the workers in the field and promoting overall safety. Having those critical factors in place will allow plant personnel to focus on maintaining high-quality production levels.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.