Honeywell, Aereon IIoT Pact

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 02:01 PM gHale

Honeywell and Aereon will collaborate on solutions to boost safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations by leveraging Honeywell’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem.

“For years, manufacturers and producers have looked for ways to solve operational problems that were believed to be unsolvable – such as unplanned downtime, underperforming assets and inefficient supply chains,” said Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ Digital Transformation business. “With the capabilities of the IIoT, we can find new ways to solve those problems. A key part is the creation of an industrial ecosystem that leverages the depth of knowledge and experience of a range of equipment and service providers such as Aereon.”

The Inspire ecosystem is a key part of Honeywell’s Connected Plant initiative that helps manufacturers leverage the IIoT to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of operations across a single plant or several plants across an enterprise.

Aereon has air emissions solutions for the oil and gas sector from the wellhead all the way to the gas station. It has products for flare systems, enclosed combustion systems, high efficiency thermal oxidizers and vapor/gas recovery units.

“Aereon’s fundamental strength is its wide array of fit-for-purpose combustion and vapor recovery products supported by in-house expertise to design, manufacture and support its field-installed base,” said Mark Zyskowski, senior global vice president, Aereon.

Aereon brings its expertise to the IIoT environment Honeywell is developing to help global users maximize value by tapping into the IIoT, Zyskowski said.

Honeywell and its partners are building a simple-to-use infrastructure that gives users secure methods to capture and aggregate data, and apply advanced analytics. This infrastructure leverages domain knowledge from vendors and process licensors and allows users to take advantage of this information to determine methods to reduce or even eliminate manufacturing upsets and inefficiencies.

With a larger, consolidated data set, manufacturers and producers can apply higher analytics for more detailed insight, scale the data as needed to meet the varied needs of single-site or enterprise-wide operations, and leverage a wider pool of data experts for monitoring and analysis.

“Honeywell’s capabilities in data consolidation, cybersecurity and software development, combined with the deep industry knowledge of its collaborators, including Aereon, will help customers solve previously unsolvable problems,” Hird said. “These problems include eliminating unplanned shutdowns, maximizing output, maintaining regulatory compliance, increasing safety and optimizing supply chain strategies.”

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