MOSCOW (MRC) -- Honeywell and Aereon announced they will collaborate on solutions to help industrial customers boost the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations by leveraging Honeywell's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.
"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 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 is recognized for its air emissions solutions for the complete oil and gas sector, from the wellhead to the gas station. It offers 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. "We are pleased to be able to bring our expertise to the IIoT ecosystem that Honeywell is developing to help customers around the globe maximize value from their operations by tapping into the power of the IIoT."
Honeywell and its ecosystem partners are building an infrastructure that allows methods to capture and aggregate data, and apply advanced analytics. This infrastructure leverages domain knowledge from an ecosystem of equipment vendors and process licensors, and allows customers to use this information to determine methods to reduce or even eliminate manufacturing upsets and inefficiencies.
As MRC infromed earlier, in mid-June, Honeywell UOP has opened a new production line at its catalyst manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Honeywell UOP has an 80-year history in China, beginning in 1937 when it built one of China’s first refineries in Yumen. It was one of the first American companies invited back to China during the 1970s, to help modernize the Chinese petroleum industry. More recently, Honeywell UOP hydroprocessing and Platforming technology has helped China develop cleaner-burning transportation fuels to combat air pollution.