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Saitama Factory Yorii Automobile Plant

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Saitama Factory Yorii Automobile Plant

Combustion safety control system ensures safety and helps to improve production dependability

Drawing on the experience gained at the Yorii Automobile Plant, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is now considering revision of part of its explosion and fire safety standards. Its plans include preparing the combustion safety control systems that can be used at all of its production bases around the globe, and sharing the Yorii plant’s know-how. Honda has already been installed this combustion safety control systems at the company’s production base in Mexico, and it will be installed next at other bases in Brazil and China.

“The greatest achievement we’ve made is in ensuring a higher level of safety for our combustion equipment and dependable production. In fact, in the past two years, we have never had a safety problem in the combustion process,” says Mr. Ito.

“What we have achieved is not only clarifying the items to monitor in the combustion process including a more detailed grasp of the supply of fuel and combustion air and the ignition of the burner, but also monitoring all the items with a single system. If a glitch occurs somewhere in the process, it is easy to find the cause by examining the process, and that enables us to find prompt solutions,” says Mr. Kogo.

Honda says that it will analyze the large amount of operation data it has accumulated so far and provide on-site workers with optimal information so that more dependable and efficient production can be achieved in the future.

In Mr. Ito’s view, “Azbil has helped us confidently and promptly throughout the project by drawing on its profound knowledge of control systems and by providing us with highly dependable control devices. We are looking forward to Azbil’s continuing assistance with our attempts to improve production capabilities.”


*1 JIS B 8415
A Japanese safety standard related to industrial furnaces. It was revised in 2008. It stipulates safety requirements for facilities using gaseous or liquid fuel as the heat source.

These case studies were published in the 2018 Vol.1 issue of the azbil Group's corporate magazine, azbil.