HIMA ProCOM – Protect. Control. Operate. Monitor.

New approach to rotating equipment reduces cost and complexity

Today, more than ever before, machinery operators need to focus on minimizing machine downtime while increasing lifespan and efficiency. At the same time, digitization increasingly demands more data that existing technologies are unable to capture and process. A new way of thinking is required. In addition, the functional safety of turbines and compressors is entering the spotlight in the industry. It’s clear that even a small accident can cause catastrophic consequences, jeopardize human lives, and lead to high costs. The International Electrotechnical Commission is just one organization that is responding to this by raising safety standards – which you can now achieve with a single system for safety and critical control. 

In the past, machinery operators have tried to cope with requirements by using a combination of different solutions. During the lifespan of machinery, this approach leads to a complex multitude of hardware, software, and custom solutions. In turn, this creates another challenge: Companies need enough experts to overcome this complexity. With HIMA ProCOM, you cover all requirements with a single, comprehensive platform – helping you reduce complexity for the long term.

Save up to 500,000 euros per year.

HIMA ProCOM enables companies to significantly reduce their operating expenses (OPEX) in comparison to multiple individual systems.

How HIMA ProCOM Works

All in One

HIMA ProCom is a comprehensive system that implements all the functions required for operating rotating equipment into a single platform that complies with standards. Functions include startup and shutdown procedures, anti-surge and overspeed protection, and condition monitoring. With visualization and databases for predictive maintenance, all functions are combined for the relevant application in a modular manner. This eliminates the need for numerous separate solutions from different manufacturers. HIMA ProCOM uses the Smart Safety Platform from HIMA with the central engineering and diagnosis tool SILworX.

Overspeed Protection

Electronic overspeed protection is the heart of any turbine safety system. That’s why our engineers have developed a special solution that complies with one of the most rigorous international requirements: the SIL 3 standard. The module ensures consistent speed monitoring and reacts to changes within 20 milliseconds. It is also very easy to install and can be adjusted as needed.

Flexible Engineering
From flow-rate calculation to setpoint specification, standardized HIMA ProCOM function blocks enable you to commission your machinery in less time and reduce costs. Whether you want to control turbines or compressors, with just a few clicks you can adjust critical thresholds and constantly monitor the machine’s condition.

Extensive Experience
With over 45 years of experience in industrial safety, HIMA has firmly established itself as a market leader. We have successfully completed numerous rotating equipment projects around the world for both end users and OEMs. These range from smaller modernization projects to end-to-end solutions comprising concept creation, hardware, software, and on-site services. 

100x more reliable

Compared to standard solutions, SIL 3 systems from HIMA typically reduce machinery failure rates by a factor of 100.

End User References

  • BASF
  • CNPC Daquiring Petrochemical Company, China
  • Covestro
  • ExxonMobil
  • OMV
  • PeMex
  • Sasol
  • Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, Deutschland
  • Yara

OEM References

  • Elliott Ebara
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Mitsubishi (MHI)
  • Nuovo Pignone
  • Sundyne

How Rotating Equipment Operators Benefit from HIMA ProCOM

  • Focused expertise: A comprehensive concept instead of more complex point solutions
  • Save resources: Up to six-figure annual savings in energy costs
  • Cost-efficient: Lower costs for each individual component
  • Easy to integrate: Space-saving design enables integration into any environment
  • Maximum availability: Your machines achieve best-possible reliability
  • Time-saving: Quick and simple commissioning and lower maintenance requirements
    • Total flexibility: High compatibility for a secure investment

HIMA is making a noticeable impact in turbine automation and control. Their experts listen to us, take our concerns seriously, and understand our technical challenges.

HIMA customer, Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer