Honeywell and Corteva Agriscience to Together Improve Crop Efficiency
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Honeywell and Corteva Agriscience to Together Improve Crop Efficiency

By CIOReview | Friday, December 17, 2021

Honeywell and Corteva Agriscience collaborate to provide a cutting-edge solution for crop manufacturing.

Fremont, CA: Productivity might be limited if farmers don't have the right tools and knowledge. Technology is presenting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to increase yields and reduce some of the losses associated with the agriculture sector's varied challenges. Because of the enormous benefit that technology provides to farmers, the use of technology is constantly expanding in agriculture. Honeywell declares that Corteva Agriscience, a pioneer in agricultural inputs, will use Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) for chemical process control. A cutting-edge batch solution is a significant tool for increasing efficiency and cycle time while also promoting operational quality.

This partnership follows the successful completion of design and engineering standards on pilot Corteva facilities in 2021. These projects are set to begin this year, with a second pilot in the works and more planned for 2022. Multiple projects will be implemented concurrently in the future, thanks to the standards established for the pilots.

“This is an impactful program and a big win for Honeywell in agricultural sciences that will help contribute to food security of people around the world,” said Hank Wrenn, vice president and general manager, Global Projects and Automation Solutions at Honeywell Process Solutions. “The collaboration between Corteva Agriscience and Honeywell’s teams is essential to its success, and one that we expect will enhance the lives of people worldwide.”

Experion Batch, as well as Honeywell's ControlEdgeTM Unit Operations Controller (UOC), Safety Manager SC, Field Device Manager, and DynAMo alarm management, will be deployed. Honeywell also offers batch engineering, system FAT/SAT (facility and site acceptance testing), commissioning, and HMI graphics in addition to configuration engineering. They will also handle the entire spectrum of certain projects, including construction management and engineering. This partnership will span a number of projects, with roughly 50,000 input and output points being migrated from previous process control systems to Experion PKS.