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SECCO selects Honeywell Connected Plant technology for operator training

November 6, 2017
By Honeywell

Nov. 6, 2017 – Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) will upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Competency Suite. The suite includes solutions to better train the industrial workforce for safe 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 access to simulation-based operator training. It connects operators across the plant through the Cloud, centralizes management and deployment of simulation-based learning, and aims to reduce lifecycle maintenance costs. Built on Honeywell’s UniSim lifecycle simulation modelling platform, the UniSim Operations process simulation models can be applied to process design, process engineering, and process optimization activities.

“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,” said Chen Yan, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions, Greater China. “Honeywell will continue to facilitate China’s manufacturing transformation by supporting China’s leading enterprises with our best-in-class technologies and expertise.”

UniSim Operations provides an interactive, real-time plant simulation as the foundation for a training program that strives to improve operators’ knowledge and skills. The solution, according to HPS, accelerates knowledge transfer by consolidating an entire lifetime of experience into a field and console operator-training curriculum. ​​​​​​​​Operators can execute and experience critical production scenarios of routine and abnormal situations in a visual environment.


“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,” said Chen Juxing, deputy production director of SECCO. “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.”

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