Tata was facing data accessibility challenges in the cement plant control room tapping signals from remote process control areas and other distant locations, including the gas scrubber. Tata needed a wireless solution to extend its control network securely to remote locations that would also provide seamless communication with existing control applications.
Tata Chemicals is an Indian global company with interests in chemicals, crop nutrition and consumer products. The company is one of the largest chemical companies in India with significant operations in India and Africa, with more than 4,700 employees.
Honeywell’s OneWireless network is an industrial wireless mesh network that extends the process control network into the field to deliver applications that improve plant efficiency, reliability and safety. The wireless mesh network is formed with industrial wireless nodes, called multinodes, that self-discover to create an industrial mesh network within seconds. Hardware Components - wireless transmitter - gateway with SMPS - Lantronix converter - serial interface card - FTA communication assembly Software Components - Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) - OneWireless network
|Processing control data|
|Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)|