The 43rd Honeywell Users Group Americas symposium, which runs through Friday, brings together processors from the oil-and-gas, chemical, pulp-and-paper, metals and mining industries to learn about Honeywell Process Solutions' vision and technologies for a connected plant.

Throughout the conference, Honeywell will demonstrate its vision for turning industrial process data into actionable insight, which involves a systems approach for capturing, retaining and sharing knowledge.

“Digital transformation has to be about more than just moving data into the cloud,” said John Rudolph, president of Honeywell Process Solutions. “It ultimately has to be about the outcomes, including driving increased productivity and savings for our customers while allowing them to increase knowledge capture, knowledge sharing and knowledge retention among their employees.”

Describing itself as transforming into a software-industrial provider, HPS will demonstrate new technologies for industrial heating and process data management and control. They include:

  • Thermal IQ, which allows maintenance and plant managers to monitor and manage thermal process equipment, minimizing unplanned downtime and maximizing uptime.
  • Uniformance Cloud Historian, a software-as-a-service cloud hosting solution for enterprise-wide data capture, visualization and analysis. HPS says it helps users improve asset availability, optimize processes and increase plant uptime.
  • Asset Performance Management, which integrates asset and process data for actionable insights.
  • Immersive Competency, a cloud-based simulation offering users a combination of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). It can be used to train plant personnel on critical industrial work activities.
  • Personal Gas Safety, which integrates with the company’s plant control system to protect workers and speed emergency response in case of hazardous leaks or worker injury.
  • Intelligent Wearables, which uses a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures and health-and-safety information into view. It also can connect field workers with remote experts in real time.
  • Experion Batch, which combines Experion distributed control, batch automation and visualization technology.
  • Measurement IQ for Gas, which provides measurement under control and real-time condition-based monitoring.

To learn more, visit HUG.