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Honeywell to automate component of new pulp line for Mondi Syktyvkar expansion

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Honeywell to automate component of new pulp line for Mondi Syktyvkar expansion

September 28, 2010 - 07:23

MOSCOW, Sept. 14, 2010 (Press Release) -Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it has been selected to design the automation system that will control a new pulping line for one of Russia's largest paper producers. Specifically, Honeywell will provide its Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control the new chemical regeneration unit at Mondi Syktyvkar's uncoated fine paper plant, an integrated paper mill producing office and offset printing papers, white top papers used in items such as corrugated packaging products and newsprint papers.

The chemical regeneration unit includes a new wood yard, white liquor plant, soda recovery boiler, evaporation plant and two new cooling towers. Controlled by Experion and Honeywell's Field Device Manager, the unit will provide additional pulp that will help increase the overall capacity of Mondi Syktyvkar's paper machines.

"This new chemical regeneration plant will play a crucial role in the growth of our company as it reduces our reliance on pulp produced by third parties and so will make us more self sufficient," said Gerhard Kornfeld, Managing Director Mondi Syktyvkar. "Honeywell was chosen for this project because it has been a reliable partner for the last decade and Experion is a proven solution that delivers the right production information to the right people at the right time."

Used at manufacturing facilities across the globe, Experion is Honeywell's main industrial automation and control platform. Field Device Manager, which can be directly integrated with Experion, streamlines maintenance by allowing operators to monitor how their field instruments are functioning.

Mondi Syktyvkar will produce 1 million tons of paper and board per year and is supplied with wood from its own logging companies.

"This system will help Mondi Syktyvkar advance its position as one of the premiere paper and board producers in Russia, so reliable and efficient operations are critically important," said Alexander Rodionov, sales manager for Russia, Honeywell Process Solutions. "Solutions such as Experion and Field Device Manager are meant to do more than just keep operations running - they truly bring more-meaningful process knowledge to all levels of the plant to help personnel make better decisions. This improves overall business performance."