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Dresser-Rand and Honeywell to jointly supply turbomachinery control solutions

Oilfield Technology,

Dresser-Rand has reached an agreement with Honeywell to combine Dress-Rand centrifugal compressor knowledge and experience with the Honeywell Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) in order to grant plant managers the ability to control not only turbomachinery, but all plant equipment using a single completely integrated platform.

The agreement was reached after Dresser-Rand and Honeywell successfully tested Honeywell’s Experion C300-20 controller with Dresser-Rand’s embedded proprietary centrifugal anti-surge control, to determine its capability to safely and reliably control and protect centrifugal compressors.

David Scheef, director of Marketing, Strategic Business Units at Dresser-Rand commented on the initiative: ‘Firmly entrenched in many US refineries, Honeywell is a leading supplier of distributive control systems and an ideal partner to help meet the needs of our clients. By harnessing the strengths of our businesses, together we now can offer technology that will replace operators’ obsolete turbomachinery controls with a totally integrated system’.

‘By using the Experion PKS Turbomachinery Control Solution, customers throughout the process industries gain a robust, tightly integrated control capability that will optimize control and visibility into critical plant equipment’, said Bret Walter, Honeywell Process Solutions’ engineering consultant for rotating equipment/turbomachinery.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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