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Honeywell and Flowserve partner for IIoT solutions


Oct. 27, 2016 – A new partnership between Honeywell and Flowserve aims to help industrial customers make their operations “safer, more efficient and more reliable.”

The collaboration will be part of the Honeywell INspire program, a joint customer development program for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem. The program brings together customers, equipment vendors, process licensors and Honeywell experts to jointly develop solutions for a myriad of operational challenges, such as  unplanned shutdowns, output, safety risks and supply chain strategies.

According to Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS’s) Digital Transformation business, the goal is to create 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,” said the company in a statement.

“The key to an effective IIoT ecosystem is to have three things. First, you need to have secure access to the data being collected; secondly the capability to analyze 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,” said Hird.

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“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,” added Eric van Gemeren, vice president, Research & Development, Flowserve.

The two companies have a long history of collaboration. HPS’ automation and controls technologies help automate and harness data at more than 10,000 manufacturing sites around the world; Flowserve instrumentation and services are co-located at many of those sites, said the parties.

— With files from Honeywell Process Solutions