Experion Migration
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Experion® PKS is the control system solution that continues to transform the way industrial automation projects are implemented. The latest version of this system, Experion R511 Series, is now globally available for ordering supporting the latest Microsoft Windows 10 and Server 2016 operating systems.

By migrating to Experion R511, users can benefit from the most advanced control system functionality with minimal disruption to their operations.

Key features include:

  • Experion Batch enhancements with new capabilities
  • New features within the Unit Operations Controller (UOC)
  • PROFINET Ethernet open standard support
  • New Experion Reports reporting system
  • Addition of Experion OPC UA server
  • New Experion User Assistance documentation interface
  • Experion Local Control Network (ELCN) enhancements with ELCN Appliance and Virtual Nodes, SIMNIM and SOFTHPM simulator
  • Security hardening of Windows OS
  • Enhancements to System Inventory Tool
Honeywell provides on-process migration (OPM) to latest Experion for easy access to valuable new capabilities without unnecessary downtime and production losses. Honeywell provides all the tools and services needed to address cost, risk and resource issues. On-process migration-certified field teams to handle all the migration scenarios including On-Process migration of L2 nodes, Controllers and I/Os if redundant.

Our  Remote Migration Services solution can now address the risks and issues of technology obsolescence remotely. Our Migration Center of Excellence (CoE) experts perform control and safety system upgrades on a 24x7 schedule. This type of migration is done in-house on Honeywell’s Open Virtual Datacenter, which can be accessed remotely by technical support specialists along with local Honeywell staff and on-site customers—during a time that suits all parties—to enable the fastest migration possible.

The Remote Migration Service offers Experion L2 node migration on an off -site basis with only the deployment of migrated images done on site. The remainder of the controller upgrade and I/O flashing is done at the facility.

  • IP Retention: retain Intellectual Property and take advantage of latest technology
  • Improved Cybersecurity: a strong cybersecurity infrastructure for process automation systems
  • Enhanced Security Support: Honeywell’s Extended Security Updates (ESU) program help plan Experion migrations without going out of security update support. (This applies to customers with EPKS R43X & above)
  • Retain Graphics: Experion migration allows Human-Machine Interface (HMI) graphics to be retained with little or no changes thanks to the use of advance tools
  • Expert Assistance: Experienced, skilled and certified migration team to handle the migration process
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Controls Strtch Out, Reduce StressArticle by Jim Montague, Control's Exec editor talks about how systems help run plants better. Braskem's migration to Experion R430 is cited as an example. Although the migration was complicated and risky, Braskem gained new technologies and capabilities with the project, and they have had no DCS related plant shutdowns since.5.03 MBArticle Reprint27 Jan 2017
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Case Study-TDC2000 Hiway and Safety System Upgrade at MOL HungaryAt Hungary’s only crude oil refinery, a well-planned approach to control system and safety system migration extended the life of technology investments, expanded automation capabilities, and replaced legacy assets with a reliable and supportable system.Read the case study to know more. 1.99 MB12 Feb 2020
Cool Results from a Smooth Migration: Improving Performance of Ice Cream Production Ice cream manufacturer Froneri used Honeywell’s migration tools and in-depth expertise to move to the latest control technology while making maximum use of its existing assets for an efficient, fast and smooth migration.672.66 KB3 Sep 2018
Taiyo Oil’s Yamaguchi Utility Plant DCS MigrationTaiyo and Honeywell collaborated well to complete the DCS migration with no major issues and on schedule, with just a day of shutdown. 549.66 KB4 Oct 2017
Gunvor Ingolstadt Migrates from HPM to EHPM Gunvor Ingolstadt Refinery selected a HPM to EHPM On Process Migration to reduce risk and workload during refinery turnaround and focus on additional critical activities. 682.78 KB21 Sep 2017
Protecting Safety, Protecting Investments: An SIS Migration Honeywell completed an FSC to Safety Manager Controller migration program at the KOGAS Tongyeong LNG re-gasification plant in Korea. Minimizing downtime, Honeywell delivered a solution that extends the life of the safety system while enhancing reliability and efficiency. 632.47 KB12 Apr 2017
Honeywell Migration Solutions Help Saudi Electricity Company Revitalize Control System and Address Cyber ThreatsHoneywell Migration Solutions Help Saudi Electricity Company Revitalize Control System and Address Cyber Threats.212.64 KB7 Dec 2015
Motiva Successfully Migrates from TDC 2000 to Experion® PKSMotiva Successfully Migrates from TDC 2000 to Experion® PKS96.78 KB4 Nov 2015
Qatar Petroleum NGL Plant Completes Successful Experion On-Process Migration The project included Station and Server hardware upgrades, software release migration to Experion R430, and existing CNI migration to the latest FTE technology. The greatest challenge was migrating CNI to FTE since no tool was available to migrate this technology On-Process. 247.41 KB31 May 2015
Total Performs Stepwise Migration of Legacy DCS to Experion® PKSTotal has been able to extend its existing automaton assets while upgrading legacy TDC 2000 control systems to Honeywell’s Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) technology.231.96 KB22 Sep 2014
Valero’s Successful On-Process Migration: Experion® R310 to R410Valero’s Successful On-Process Migration: Experion® R310 to R410169.46 KB30 Apr 2014

Training, maintenance and support are critical aspects to consider when choosing a technology partner. Honeywell offers world-class training through our Automation College as well as comprehensive maintenance and support services designed to leverage your physical and intellectual assets and help you sustain and increase their value and performance over time. 

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Watch below videos to get to know more about our customer benefits after Migration to Experion the latest release and how it helped them with every day challenges. ​


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