Operations and engineering experts need to make their voices heard in IIoT and analytics planning. "We’re seeing a resurgence of friction between IT and OT with the development of the cloud," said Honeywell’s Paul Bonner. Read more.
With the R200 release of DynAMo Metrics & Reporting, Honeywell has significantly improved the ability of alarm management champions to understand and address alarm management issues. "Plants aren’t static; many things change and alarm management strategies need to adapt." Read more.
Cloud-enabled execution, edge-device integration and universal, connected assets form the basis of Honeywell's Lean Execution for Automation Projects as reinterpreted for Operations."We're just taking LEAP's lean execution philosophy and applying to all aspects of a running control system." Read more.
Headlines from Tuesday, June 20
Honeywell bolsters leadership role in cybersecurity
NextNine acquisition, secure media tools, plus cloud-based resource for industrial threat intelligence form multi-faceted defense. "The air gap is no longer an effective defense, but the cloud can be," said Eric Knapp, global director, cybersecurity solutions. Read more.
The Connected Plant enables the digital twin
Honeywell Connected Plant is about connected processes, connected assets and connected people. "And we’re not just throwing data scientists at the problem. We’ll help you to solve a problem that you know you have, a real-world problem." Read more.
Paper machines make the leap to Experion
P&G Paper Products upgrades and refreshes controls and support technologies on a group of tissue and paper towel machines from TDC3000 to Experion over 10 years at its plant in Green Bay, Wis. "You can't stop in the middle with half of your systems in one control world and half in the other." Read more.
Combining Honeywell blending control with online Raman analysis increases safety, reduces reblends and prevents giveaway in gasoline blending operations. "Based on our experience, you have the potential to save 80 cents per barrel. For a 50 million BPY refinery, that’s $40 million per year." Read more.
Headlines from Wednesday, June 21
New status dashboards expand views of facilities and applications, remote monitoring functions aid workflow, and Command and Control software empowers efficient response. "Orion makes it easier to find and respond to process problems." Read more.
Competency management solves skill shortages
It takes more than basic training to keep the skills of engineers, operators and techs up to today's challenges. "An airline pilot uses a simulator for many hours before he's allowed to fly a plane. We want to take the same approach." Read more.
Migrating a six-train ethoxylate batch unit to Experion Batch Manager software and C300 controllers avoided obsolescence issues and pared per-batch production time. "The new system is running well and operator acceptance is high." Read more.
UOP President Rebecca Liebert tells how the company is using technology and its 103 years of experience to ride the waves of today’s energy revolutions. "We can pull in the data from equipment that is critical to our process but is not competitive." Read more.