Honeywell acquires advanced process control and optimization business from PAS


Feb 07, 2007

Honeywell has it has acquired the Advanced Process Control (APC) and Optimization business of PAS Inc., a leading software provider for the process industries. The acquisition includes all the software offerings related to the APC business, which complement Honeywell’s portfolio of advanced control and optimization technology. The software offerings also will enhance Honeywell’s family of process simulation tools used to design better processes and train operators to be more efficient.

“PAS is a proven leader in the process industries, and this agreement reinforces Honeywell’s commitment to provide superior value to customers through advanced solutions,” said Jack Bolick, Honeywell Process Solutions president. “Our offerings deliver more meaningful process information to operators and engineers to help them align operations with business objectives. Incorporating PAS’ proven advanced process control technology with our own will contribute to that strategy and offer a more innovative product.”

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By integrating key PAS APC technologies with Honeywell’s Profit Suite™ advanced process control and UniSim® simulation solutions, Honeywell will offer the following benefits to its customers:

  • Improved polymer production control and optimization that can result in production increases of up to 5% and up to 30% reduction in polymer grade transition times through incorporation of PAS’ field-proven Polymers NLC* and Polymer Dynamic Modeling System (PDMS) technologies into the UniSim system.
  • Improved high-level optimization benefits such as increased production rates, reduced energy consumption, and improved product quality using PAS’ open-equation based NOVA* Optimization System within Honeywell’s ProfitMax® Real-Time Optimization System.
  • Superior control and optimization benefits through incorporation of the STAR™ and Galaxy™ control technologies within Profit Suite.

As part of the deal, Honeywell acquires PAS’ Advanced Process Control and Optimization employees and will continue to serve the division’s customers.

“PAS customers will continue to receive the highest-quality support so that the benefits they are realizing today continue in the future,” Bolick said.

Honeywell’s project delivery capabilities for advanced control and optimization will be enhanced by the more than 200 years of combined refining and petrochemicals experience among the PAS staff.
PAS is a leading supplier of software products and consulting services to the process industries worldwide and has been delivering value to customers around the world since 1993.  Key applications include Alarm Management and Automation Configuration Management, an application resold by Honeywell under OEM agreement.   For more information, see, or visit the PAS blog at