While those customers have undergone significant changes over the past three decades, the technology discussions that happen at this year’s Honeywell Users Group (HUG) EMEA symposium in Madrid promise to advance a new era of manufacturing.
More than 1,000 delegates will attend the event, which runs through Thursday and will include presentations and panel discussions from several Honeywell customers. The line-up includes ExxonMobil, Anglian Water, British Sugar, Celgene, Enexis, Lukoil, Sarlux Refining and Power, SARTEC, Saudi Aramco, Tecnimont, and others.
While many of these customers have undergone years of process improvement and LEAN implementations, opportunities remain to achieve higher performance and profitability levels. The HUG EMEA agenda will show how Honeywell Connected Plant, powered by the company’s domain expertise, can help achieve that by turning data in to actionable insights.
“Digital transformation is about so much more than moving data to the cloud,” said John Rudolph, president of Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS).
“It is ultimately about outcomes. That includes driving increased productivity and savings, but also unlocking the immense knowledge of their employees by developing tools that allow and optimise knowledge capture, sharing and retention. Efficiently using and transferring that knowledge benefits the whole enterprise.”
Attendees will represent the oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining sectors. The event features numerous displays of the newest technologies, along with dozens of Honeywell- and customer-led sessions and technical discussions.
HUG attendees will be able to see and experience the company’s ongoing transformation into a software-industrial provider.
As part of this transformation, several technologies that have been launched in 2018 will be displayed and demonstrated, including: Thermal IQ – Enables maintenance engineers and plant managers to more effectively monitor and manage their thermal process equipment, minimising unplanned downtime and maximising uptime. Uniformance Cloud Historian – This software-as-a-service cloud hosting solution for enterprise-wide data capture, visualisation and analysis helps customers improve asset availability, optimise processes and increase plant uptime. Asset Performance – Integrates asset and process data for actionable insights to improve asset performance and plant profitability. Immersive Competency – This cloud-based simulation offering uses a combination of augmented reality and virtual reality to train plant personnel on critical industrial work activities, empowering them to directly improve plant performance, uptime, reliability and safety. Personal Gas Safety – This solution integrates with Honeywell’s leading plant control system to protect workers and speed emergency response in case of hazardous leaks, or worker injury. Intelligent Wearables – This hands-free, wearable technology allows industrial workers to more safely, reliably and efficiently accomplish their tasks in the plant, or the field. It uses a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures, as well as health and safety information into view and can connect field workers with remote experts in real time. Measurement IQ for Gas – Provides measurement under control by transforming metering operations with 24/7 real-time condition-based monitoring.
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