Honeywell Process Solutions has announced that Boehringer Ingelheim, has awarded Honeywell to implement Experion® Process Knowledge System at its recently opened new bio-pharmaceutical plant in Biberach. The plant in Biberach is the largest bio-pharmaceutical production plant in Europe. The integrated process control system helps Boehringer Ingelheim to capture and manage information to safeguard and increase quality, safety, productivity, profitability and overall operational effectiveness.
“Biologics growth is immense, and Boehringer Ingelheim has constructed this facility to serve the rising demands for its own biopharmaceuticals as well as contract manufacturing by doubling its production capacity,” said Jack Bolick, President, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Speed-to-market for bio-pharmaceuticals is very important. Business success hinges on maintaining compliance and reducing risk. Honeywell Process Knowledge Solutions deliver operational excellence that is contributing to maintaining and extending Boehringer Ingelheim’s competitive advantage.”
The scope of this project is significant. While a typical batch installation is up to 200 phases, the new Boehringer Ingelheim facility runs more than 2,000 phases. To automate processes and optimize operations throughout the facility, Honeywell implemented Experion and advanced software applications. Experion will encompass about 90 redundant controllers, approximately 20,000 Input/Output points, more than 2,000 phases combined with more than 1,000 batch operations and unit recipes to be handled and a significant amount of local operator stations.
Honeywell software applications TotalPlant® Batch, Uniformance® Process Historian Database, Fail Safe Controller (FSC®) and Asset Manager PKS™ will be linked by Experion to provide total plant information, communication and control. TotalPlant will provide integrated batch automation, and will guarantee compliance with the industry’s highest reliability and regulatory requirements. Honeywell’s Fail Safe Controller (FSC®) and Asset Manager PKS applications provide safety-critical supervisory functions and automate plant asset management.