Honeywell Experion Orion Console
Experience + Product + Engineering
The Honeywell Experion® Orion Console represents the control room of the future. Honeywell selected Design + Industry to develop a console that could reduce fatigue in users, offer mobile capabilities, and present information more intuitively. In developing the console, D+I combined a large, flexible, ultra-high-definition display with a user-friendly mobile touch panel into an ergonomic design that enables more responsive management. When paired with wireless-enabled mobile technologies, the system also allows operators to view the same displays on hand-held devices in other areas of the plant.
A new generation human interface
The Experion® Orion console features an improved ergonomic design and better displays to simplify control system management, reduce operator fatigue and improve situational awareness. The robust design has been engineered to handle 24/7 use in ruggedised environments. Operators can be at a console for an intensive 12 hour shift, and the console has automated ‘sit and stand’ positions, allowing the operator the flexibility to customise their working position to suit their needs.
The modular design approach allows the Experion® Orion Console to adapt to different control room layouts where there might be a single console through to multi operator configurations. The hardware access and cable management allows for real time rapid servicing and repair through the modular removable panels and hatches.
Voice of the customer
Experion® Orion Console’s design was based on operator inputs gleaned from numerous visits to plant control rooms around the world and across industries, in both newer and older plants. The design and capabilities are the result of behaviour observations, as well as insights collected in multiple phases at plants, including process start-ups and during periods of abnormal operations.