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Keeping Safety Systems and Control Systems Separated

Distributed control systems (DCS) are crucial for controlling and monitoring your plants. And because they are so important, you opted for a DCS from a specialist provider. Why not do the same when choosing a safety solution?

International standards strongly recommend separating control systems and safety systems from each other. This means you are only fully protected if your safety system comes from an independent provider that specializes in safety: like HIMA.

HIMA safety solutions run independently of your control system. Consequently, if an error occurs in the DCS, it cannot affect your safety system. Your safety system continues to run smoothly – and your plants remain completely protected.

"The people working at HIMA understand all aspects of DCS implementation and have extensive knowledge of the numerous communication protocols."

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Benefits

How You Benefit from HIMA Integration Solutions

  • physisch getrennt

    More Safety

    Control systems and safety systems run physically separate, which considerably reduces the error rate.

  • Anlagenverfügbarkeit

    Increased Output

    You can fully exploit the productivity potential of your plants.

  • flexibel

    Greater Control

    You control, regulate, and protect your entire plant with a single system.

  • Kosten einsparen

    Low Initial Investment

    Additional components are not necessary.

  • fehlertolerant

    Uninterrupted

    HIMA safety systems can be altered, extended, and maintained during operation.

  • sichere Kommunikation

    Seamless Safety

    Your safety system remains intact, even if you replace individual control systems and components.

Control Systems

Compatible with All Major Providers

Our integration solutions connect HIMA controllers to process control technology and the asset management systems from other vendors.

Distributed control systems – an overview:

Integration of HIMA and ABB systems is possible via the following options:

  • OPC A&E
  • OPC DA
  • PROFIBUS DP
  • MODBUS RTU
  • MODBUS TCP

Coupling references:

  • ABB 800xA
  • ABB Symphony Infi 90
  • ABB Symphony Melody
  • ABB Freelance
  • ABB Masterpiece
  • ABB Advant OCS/MOD 300
  • ABB Procontrol P
  • ABB Compact

Any questions? The DCS Competence Team would be happy to help.

Integration of HIMA and Emerson systems is possible via the following options:

  • OPC A&E
  • OPC DA
  • PROFIBUS DP
  • MODBUS RTU
  • MODBUS TCP

Coupling references:

  • Emerson DeltaV
  • Emerson PROVOX
  • Emerson RS3

Any questions? The DCS Competence Team would be happy to help.

Integration of HIMA and the Foxboro IA system is possible via the following options:

  • MODBUS RTU
  • MODBUS TC
  • PROFIBUS DP
  • OPC DA

Any questions? The DCS Competence Team would be happy to help.

Integration of HIMA and Honeywell systems is possible via the following options:

  • OPC A&E
  • OPC DA
  • PROFIBUS DP
  • MODBUS RTU
  • MODBUS TCP

Coupling references:

  • Honeywell Experion PKS
  • Honeywell PlantScape
  • Honeywell TDC 3000/TPS

Any questions? The DCS Competence Team would be happy to help.

Integration of HIMA and Siemens systems is possible via the following options:

  • PROFIBUS DP
  • Siemens 3964R
  • OPC A&E
  • OPC DA
  • MODBUS RTU
  • MODBUS TCP

Coupling references:

  • Siemens PCS 7
  • Siemens S7-400
  • Siemens S7-300
  • Siemens S5
  • Teleperm M
  • Teleperm XP
  • WinCC

Any questions? The DCS Competence Team would be happy to help.

Integration of HIMA and Valmet systems is possible via the following options:

  • Modbus RTU
  • Modbus TCP
  • Direct UDP integration (using HIMA’s HH-Protocol or safeEDR protocol)
  • OPC DA
  • OPC A&E
  • Safeethernet

Coupling references:

  • Valmet DNA
  • Metso DNA

Any questions? The DCS Competence Team would be happy to help.

Integration of HIMA and Yokogawa systems is possible via the following options:

  • MODBUS RTU
  • MODBUS TCP
  • OPC DA
  • OPC A&E
  • PROFIBUS DP

Coupling references:

  • Centum CS 3000
  • Centum CS 1000
  • Centum VP

Any questions? The DCS Competence Team would be happy to help.

The MAC concept

Do you work with a main automation contractor (MAC)? They can also give you advice concerning HIMA solutions. As an independent safety specialist, HIMA successfully cooperates with all leading MACs and DCS manufacturers around the world.

Asset Management Solutions

Safety Loops on the Field Level

Have you ever seen a plant that only uses field devices from a single manufacturer? Of course, there are a few – but they are the absolute exception. That is why it is all the more important that you can monitor and control your various field components centrally.

For this reason, HIMA solutions support all leading communication standards, such as the HART protocol.

Through more information and better protection (diagnostics, additional measured values), you increase the availability, safety and security, and also the productivity of the plant. Unlike solutions from other providers, HIMA offers more flexibility and functionality so that even complex applications can be implemented – during operation and across vendors.

One example of a complex application that can be implemented completely within the HIMA safety system (including analysis) is the partial stroke test. This test enables you to determine whether all valves will really work in an emergency.

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Your HIMA Contact

HIMA Headquarters
+49 (0) 6202 709 0

Do you have questions concerning HIMA solutions or services? Our sales experts would be pleased to respond to your email or your call.