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Freelance DCS at YunNan HongTa DianXi Cement, China

Integration of a large variety of transmitters, sensors, meters, analysers, actuators and positioners from different vendors, all requiring PROFIBUS

The Freelance DCS well supported the customer's requirement to have both operator and engineering software in Chinese language.

Open fieldbus technology and efficient engineering

The AC 800F controllers support PROFIBUS DP and DP V1 standards. This means that the engineering software can program field devices online. For this project, ABB utilized 161 PA devices, including ABB temperature transmitters, standard and differential pressure transmitters, and instruments from other vendors. The various field device vendors have adhered to the PROFIBUS standards for communication, which makes it possible to have a unified way of configuring as well as communicating with these devices. 

Freelance DCS: maximum automation with minimum engineering

ABB’s Freelance DCS matched the project requirements perfectly, providing maximum automation with minimum engineering.

The various field device vendors have adhered to the PROFIBUS standards for communication, which makes it possible to have a unified way of configuring as well as communicating with these devices. ​The Freelance engineering software provides a uniform approach to configuring all these devices online which improves engineering efficiency and reduces cost.

The startup could be done very fast: the commissioning took only approximately one month.

Main facts

Industry Cement
Customer YunNan HongTa DianXi Cement
Country China
Solutions

The Freelance DCS with:

System integrator
ABB in China

The system is completely scalable, and if the customer wishes to expand the plant, more controllers or operator stations can be added, and engineering is done in the same efficient manner.