ABB’s System 800xA control system extends the reach of traditional automation systems — beyond the control of the process — to increase energy efficiency, asset utilization, energy savings and operator effectiveness
With its intuitive human machine interface (HMI), System 800xA presents all data in one single interface
. This means the information is presented in a context appropriate for all user disciplines. With this integrated information
, Lafarge’s plant operators can quickly make qualified and sound decisions based on relevant, real-time and reliable data.
In the area of safety, System 800xA provides a complete and scalable IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 compliant Safety Instrumented System (SIS)
that spans the entire safety loop, including SIL-related field devices, I/O modules, controllers and field actuators.
For asset optimization
, System 800xA employs software that reads and presents to plant operators all plant-resident information. This means Lafarge operators can monitor and assess equipment conditions in real time. Ultimately, this capability means corrective and preventive maintenance is also reduced.