Experion PKS HIVE (Highly Integrated Virtual Environment) uses Honeywell’s LEAP™ project execution principles, software and networking to unchain control applications from physical equipment, and controllers from physical IO. This enables control systems to be engineered and implemented in less time, at lower cost and risk, and with simpler, modular builds. The solution also transforms the way control systems are maintained over their lifecycle, shifting day-to-day management of servers to a centralized data center, where experts and established protocols mitigate cybersecurity risk, allowing plant engineers to focus more proactively on optimization of their control systems. Experion PKS HIVE is made up of three major components. Experion PKS IO HIVE decouples IO from control, providing flexible IO and control distribution, enabling the control system to become a natural extension of process equipment and to facilitate modular and parallel project execution. Experion PKS Control HIVE uniquely applies control application containers to provide flexibility and standardization of control hardware platforms, control location, and control engineering. Experion PKS IT HIVE centralizes up to 80% of IT infrastructure used in project engineering. This allows industrial manufacturers to lower project delivery and lifecycle costs, better leverage skills and drive consistent physical and cybersecurity management.