Wednesday 4 May 2011

Paper plant control

Tiancheng Paper Company, a subsidiary of Guangxi State Farms Sugar Group companies, has chosen GE’s  DCS, Proficy® Process Systems, for all plant equipment interlock and data acquisition. Located in Laibin City, China, Taincheng Paper has an annual output of 95,000 tons of bleached pulp. They chose Proficy Process Systems as part of a full plant automation designed to improve production efficiency, operator efficiency and asset optimisation.

With Proficy Process Systems, GE Intelligent Platforms provides an advanced DCS that delivers the power and effectiveness of a distributed control system with unmatched flexibility, openness and price affordability. With the Proficy software layer inherently architected into the process control system, optimization and analytics, and production management are simply layered on.

"With this win we see yet another example of how customers in China are seeing the benefits provided by our system. Our customers there and around the world are under increased pressure to grow and optimize their businesses in this challenging global business environment. The ability to control the process with accuracy, flexibility, and high availability is more important than ever to increasing quality, productivity and providing a sustainable competitive advantage," said Steve Ryan, General Manager of Process Solutions for GE Intelligent Platforms.

The foundation of Proficy Process Systems is a contemporary hardware and software infrastructure that delivers the benefits of traditional DCS systems. Proficy Process Systems provides scalability that allows customers to architect a system that fits their business today, and easily grows with them in the future. With Proficy Historian integrated in the solution for data acquisition, analysis of operational performance is enabled allowing for performance and efficiency optimization.

“The net effect of reduced machine downtime resulting in higher productivity of operators and less defects is what we needed from GE,” said Nong Hao, General Manager for Tiancheng Paper. “Proficy Process Systems has provided us with the ability to achieve higher production levels with the same amount of resources.”

GE Intelligent Platforms’ Professional Services team provided total system integration from initial system design to installation and post start up support.

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