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Honeywell Launches Cloud-Enabled Software Service to Optimize Plant Performance Using the Industrial Internet of Things


Refiners, petrochemical manufacturers and gas processors have a new set of tools to optimize plant performance using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Honeywell has introduced a new software-based service from its new Connected Performance Services (CPS) business that combines Honeywell’s deep process knowledge, design expertise and understanding of catalysis with its next-generation software platforms.

The cloud-based offering provides applications that address a variety of site challenges, including better asset utilization, unplanned downtime, energy efficiency and gaps in expertise, particularly as plants are becoming more sophisticated, and many are losing their most experienced engineers to retirement

“This cloud-enabled service makes plants smarter and more responsive,” said Zak Alzein, vice president for CPS at Honeywell UOP. “Problems that hurt plant performance and were undetected for weeks or months now can be detected and resolved quickly and proactively. Decisions that used to take days now can be made in hours.”

At the heart of the CPS offering is a cloud-based software service that continuously monitors streaming plant data and applies advanced analytics and machine learning, leveraging UOP process models and best practices to find latent or emerging under-performance, alert plant personnel and make specific operational recommendations.

“Advancements in software, instrumentation and Big Data capabilities have finally converged, which makes it possible for the first time to offer a cloud-based IIoT solution that brings the connected plant to the oil and gas industries,” Alzein said.