What is Honeywell Experion eServer and what does it do? Is it any good? Any advantages or disadvantages?
Honeywell eServer provides a way in which engineering and management can view read-only operator plant graphics, allowing real-time to near-real-time views of temperatures, pressures, flows, levels, equipment statuses, etc. To get this set up you will need the following:
A Honeywell Experion control system
Experion HMI Web Display Builder graphics
A seperate server set up as an “eServer”, probably set up on a DMZ above the control system
Firewall changes to allow all of the Experion graphics to be replicated to the eServer machine
Firewall changes to allow data to travel from the Experion Server pair(s) to the eServer machine.
There is Standard access license which provides a screen shot of the graphic that can be refreshed every minute or so, or the Premium access which allows you view the graphic with moving / changing data.
Almost all the graphic gets displayed on the eServer screen, but, randomly, there will be elements which, unexplainebly, do not show up. This is few and far between though. I would recommend getting it!