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Honeywell UOP introduces Connected Performance Services IIoT offering

September 212016
Honeywell UOP introduces Connected Performance Services IIoT offering

September 20, 2016 – Honeywell UOP introduced a software-based service designed to allow refiners and petrochemical and gas processing plants to improve performance. 

Honeywell UOP’s Connected Performance Services (CPS) business leverages the Industrial Internet of Things to tap Honeywell’s process knowledge, design expertise, and understanding of catalysis with next-generation software platforms from Honeywell Process Solutions, theprovider of software-based solutions for the process industries.

The CPS offerings include applications to address critical challenges for refineries and petrochemical and gas processing plants, including better asset utilization, unplanned downtime, energy efficiency, and gaps in expertise as plants becomes more sophisticated and experienced engineers retire. The CPS offerings are part of the larger IIoT ecosystem being built by Honeywell to allow end users to harness IIoT technology.

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 underperformance, alert plant personnel and make specific operational recommendations. The system runs continuously with digital dashboards that provide context and actionable understanding of a plant’s performance. The same dashboards are reported simultaneously to a dedicated Honeywell UOP process advisor who also monitors performance and can provide additional direction and resources.

In addition to identifying underperforming assets and anticipating equipment failures and process issues, Honeywell can monitor and help manage energy use to support compliance with stricter regulatory standards, and also can bridge knowledge gaps among personnel who may not be fully experienced with their equipment. Roughly half of the industry’s most highly-tenured staff are expected to retire in the next seven years.

Honeywell UOP’s CPS platform is designed around the user experience, providing a practical interface that is easy to read and understand and that provides quick and easy analysis and recommendations.

Operators can get to the bottom of an issue in just a few clicks, giving staff time to address the problem quickly or before it becomes more serious. By leveraging powerful embedded root cause analysis models, it puts critical performance information at the user’s fingertips to improve performance and offers predictive insights to identify issues well before they could result in problems.

Honeywell UOP is an international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions, a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.
 

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