include materials consulting, laboratory testing, measurement and test
equipment servicing, analytical services and corrosion diagnostic and
control services. Its software offerings include programs for corrosion
prediction, risk assessment, materials selection and asset management.
InterCorr also provides systems for process control and the detection
of general, pitting and microbiologically influenced corrosion.
"Corrosion has traditionally
been a niche industry, partly because it has only provided offline,
historical data for general corrosion," said Lars Jorgensen, InterCorr
CEO. "With the combination of InterCorr's deep corrosion knowledge,
SmartCet technology, and Honeywell's vast process knowledge, we will
take proactive corrosion control to a new level."
"SmartCET is designed
to reduce the financial burden that corrosion-related problems bring
to the process industries," said Dr. Russel Kane, chief technologist
and founder of InterCorr. "It provides online, real-time data that measures
the corrosion rate in mils per year (mpy) and detects general and localized
(pitting) corrosion conditions. Localized corrosion is responsible for
approximately 70 percent to 90 percent of corrosion-related equipment
SmartCET gives plant
operators access to current, actionable process variable information,
such as the corrosion rate and pitting (localized corrosion) detection.
Other parameters are available through the use of SmartCET that can
be used for online corrosion diagnostics and for improved accuracy of
corrosion rate data that was previously unavailable through process
control systems. Integrated with Experion, SmartCET allows operators
to transform raw corrosion-monitoring data into high-value process knowledge.
Operators can use this information to make critical business decisions
quickly and take proactive actions to optimize plant performance. As
a result, plants experience several benefits, including:
- Increase in plant
uptime due to improved reliability of assets
- Reduction in
maintenance costs by moving from scheduled to reliability-centered
- Maximized production
- Improved safety
and minimizing the deleterious effects of process upsets and excursions
Experion is Honeywell's
proven automation and control system that unifies people with process,
business and asset management information to help process manufacturers
increase profitability and productivity.