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Honeywell debuts Operator Advisor feature in HALO software suite


Three operations engineers solving problem in a monitoring room. In system control room multiple displays show various data. Photo credit: Honeywell

Honeywell is adding a new feature called Operator Advisor to its Experion Highly Augmented Lookahead Operations (HALO) suite.

The software presents users a consolidated scorecard of enterprise automation use and recommended steps to address performance-related gaps in plants,

The solution machine learning-powered analytics, a type of artificial intelligence, to gather insights from enterprise data sources such as distributed control systems. It then funnels those insights into dashboards.

These dashboards can provide operations managers and supervisors with a clear and complete view of operator performance and improvement opportunities.

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HALO Operator Advisor is a response to the global desire for post-COVID-19 preparedness and resilience, growing operational complexity, the aging industrial workforce and the urgent need to upskill next-generation recruits, says Honeywell.

The company collected sample data on its Operator Advisor product and says potential benefits include the reduction of 75 per cent of incidents and human errors, leading to the recovery of $1.5 million annually per plant of production loss due to worker performance.

HALO Operator Advisor will be available in October 2021.