Honeywell and Dover Energy Automation today announced they will collaborate as part of the Honeywell Inspire program, Honeywell’s joint customer-development program for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem, helping industrial energy customers improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations.
“It is clear that a robust ecosystem is key to successfully implementing an effective IIoT solution for manufacturers,” said Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ Digital Transformation business. “The need for deep domain knowledge and experience across a range of applications to quickly and fully evaluate a plant’s needs cannot be overstated. Dover’s expertise in equipment condition monitoring and asset integrity management is superior and makes it a powerful collaborator to provide expertise for our customers.”
HPS’ IIoT ecosystem is a key part of Honeywell’s Connected Plant initiative that helps manufacturers leverage IIoT to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of operations across a single plant or several plants across an enterprise.
Dover Energy Automation supplies products, intelligent productivity tools and related automation software for the energy sector that enable oil and gas operators to monitor, predict and optimize performance to improve productivity.
“This collaboration will benefit not only Dover and Honeywell by helping us offer more robust solutions, but also our current and future customers, who will be able to see impactful improvements in their operations with our combined expertise,” said Ali Raza, president, Dover Energy Automation. “Dover brings a history of technology leadership to this partnership that is unmatched.”
The goal, Hird said, 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.
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.