Remote collaboration, optimization and operations solution
Honeywell solution helps produce business transformation by leveraging expertise across remote facilities.
Honeywell's Remote Collaboration, Optimization and Operations solution helps customers share their expertise across remote facilities, improving safety in hazardous environments, as well as optimizing production and improving recovery, the company said.
In the upstream oil and gas and mining industries, multiple production facilities are often spread over vast geographical distances and, in some cases, in hazardous environments, making it difficult to ensure the safety of plant personnel and production assets, or share valuable information and best practices. Plus, remote facilities often operate independently from one another, making it even harder to share learnings and to achieve optimal productivity levels across the whole network.
Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) approach allows industrial organizations to monitor and manage operational activities across multiple facilities from anywhere within a network of sites, leading to better collaboration between staff and process optimization across locations. Sites can be connected to each other, either through a central facility or via a network of interconnected collaboration centers, supporting real-time collaboration, resolving challenges quickly and improving production/yield over the full lifecycle.
“As organizations grow, it becomes more important for them to work efficiently across different locations to meet growing production demands,” said Ian Brown, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Solutions. “HPS has already worked with many top-notch customers to implement this type of solution, including the world’s largest producer of copper, the leading producer of crude oil and natural gas in the North Sea, a major international producer of primary and fabricated aluminum and a global industrial gas production company. With this solution, these companies have seen a boost in yield and production, increased profit margins without major capital expansions, faster and more accurate decision making by operations staff, and reduced energy consumption.
"As well as delivering advanced technology and implementation services, HPS’ solution uses a global network of partners to offer a host of services including change management consulting, business process management consulting, telecom support and collaboration facility design. The combination of the Advanced Solutions team’s expert consultative approach and vendor-neutral integration capabilities with HPS’ broad product portfolio and service experience helps customers achieve transformative business outcomes.
“HPS’ new Remote Collaboration, Optimization and Operations solution not only addresses this need, but also improves safety for employees in hazardous environments, as they can learn from their colleagues who may not even be physically present in the same location,” Brown said. “This solution is made for companies who want to grow geographically while making sure they share knowledge so as to continue being as efficient as possible.”
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