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Workflow process app targets industrial manufacturers

Posted: 15 Aug 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:workflow process management application? iMOC? DOC4000? plant control? safety systems?

Honeywell has unveiled its Intelligent Management of Change (iMOC) workflow process management application. According to the company, the iMOC is a solution within the DOC4000 suite that offers a unified and efficient way to manage change, security and compliance across plant control and safety systems while improving reliability through risk mitigation.

iMOC is designed for industrial automation and provides help for supervisory personnel with access to modify critical plant systems, including distributed control systems, safety systems, programmable logic controllers, field instrumentation databases and advanced solutions.

MOC enables many key improvements that can affect business results including increased safety and compliance. By effectively managing changes and approvals, MOC helps protect against threats of cyber-attacks and safety hazards. It also enables improved handling of critical issues, including undocumented changes; enhanced regulatory compliance; reductions in error-prone manual MOC tasks and unauthorizingd changes that increase risk, stated the company.

The solution likewise boasts efficient capture and protection of intellectual property. It is specifically designed to automatically detect all automation changes, reconcile MOC cases to changes in the automation system, and automatically generate reports of un-reconciled changes, all at 45 percent less cost than manual methods. In addition, iMOC features thorough documentation of all changes made to the system. This enables, fast root cause analysis to ensure business continuity, and can save days of investigation and reduce potentially significant financial impact on production. Moreover, using automated documentation capabilities to create as-built configuration documentation, iMOC can reduce project costs by as much as 15 percent, the company added.

MOC is an integrated add-in module that runs on top of DOC4000 assessment software and leverages Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate information push and collaboration. With MOC added to DOC4000, Honeywell customers are able to manage proposed changes through an automated and highly organized approval process that is either specific to their control system environment or integrated with their enterprise-wide MOC infrastructure.

Honeywell Workflow

Honeywell's Intelligent Management of Change workflow process management application.

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