Food Engineering

Rockwell Automation integrates process control and safety

August 3, 2009

Integration allows process control and process safety systems to communicate directly

For processors who need to integrate process control and safety applications, Rockwell Automation added new capabilities, including integration of ICS Triplex’s Trusted SIL 3 triple modular redundant (TMR) technology and the scalable AADvance process safety systems. These capabilities help users avoid unplanned incidents and hazards that pose risk to personnel, assets and the environment.

The integration allows process control and process safety systems to communicate directly with each other and share important data, such as diagnostics information, system status, alarms, events and other critical information. This helps improve productivity, minimize troubleshooting time and provides faster recovery from interruptions without compromising safety or security.

The integration is for volatile applications that require separation between process safety and process control, but where manufacturers also want to leverage the benefits of a single network, architecture and information platform.