Integrated Electrical and Process Automation Systems: There are additional benefits to be gained when integrating the electrical and process automation systems on a common automation platform. ABB’s 800xA Extended Automation System can be used as this common platform. As process plants get larger and more complex, automation systems must handle an ever-increasing number of signals. At the same time, the number of electrical consumers increases, making an electrical control system essential. The electrical control system is an automation system in itself providing an interface between the process control and the electrical consumers and actuators. ABB takes responsibility for all these systems and their integration. By letting ABB handle the integration and all the interfaces, customers benefit from faster project execution, reduced re-engineering, higher quality, and higher operational efficiency.