The collaboration is part of the Honeywell INspire customer development programme for its IIoT ecosystem
Honeywell and industrial machinery supplier Flowserve have struck a new partnership deal with the aim of helping industrial customers make their operations, safer, more efficient and more reliable.
The collaboration will be part of the Honeywell INspire programme, Honeywell’s joint customer development programme for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem.
INspire brings together a community of participants, including customers, equipment vendors, process licensors and Honeywell experts to jointly develop solutions for operational challenges.
Honeywell’s capabilities in data consolidation, cyber and software development combine well with Flowserve’s deep domain knowledge to allow the expansion of a robust IIoT ecosystem that is designed to help customers solve previously unsolvable problems, the companies said.
The goal is a simple-to-use infrastructure that gives customers secure methods to capture and aggregate data, so that it can be leveraged by using analytics and applying a range of domain knowledge from a vast ecosystem of equipment vendors and process licensors.
"The key to an effective IIoT ecosystem is to have three things," said Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ digital transformation business. "First, you need to have secure access to the data being collected; secondly the capability to analyse that data; and finally, you need domain knowledge to understand how to deploy information to benefit the operation.”
“Flowserve’s domain expertise in flow control solutions that include pumps, valves, seals and services is unmatched globally, which makes the Honeywell-Flowserve IIoT ecosystem unique for our customers," he continued.
Ultimately, Honeywell said its aim along with its collaborators, including Flowserve, is to leverage the IIoT to help customers minimise unplanned shutdowns, maximise output, minimise safety risk and optimise supply chain strategies.
With a larger, consolidated data set, manufacturers can apply higher analytics for more detailed insights, 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.
"We see this collaboration between Honeywell and Flowserve as beneficial to continuously improving how we serve our customers with the latest technology advanced software and analytics, and reliable services capabilities,” said Eric van Gemeren, vice president, research & development, Flowserve.
“Honeywell provides key infrastructure to collect and securely move data, while we embed decades of domain knowledge into predictive analytics for more business value, faster. This collaboration will help us provide our customers with new insight through transformative service capabilities that lead to more powerful decision-making and process optimisation."
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