Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and its customers, who represent some of the biggest brands in the industrial space, met at The Hague for the company’s 29th annual EMEA Honeywell Users Group (HUG) conference on 1-2 November 2017. A major portion of the event was focussed on Honeywell Connected Plant, which is the company’s programme that helps manufacturers operate their plants more safely, more efficiently and more reliably by leveraging the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
More than 850 delegates from across the oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining sectors attended the HUG conference. The event features numerous displays of the newest technologies, along with dozens of Honeywell- and customer-led sessions and technical discussions.
“The main challenges facing manufacturers and plant operators today continue to be safety, efficiency, reliability, productivity and security,” said president of HPS Vimal Kapur. “The power of digitisation and our Honeywell Connected Plant program allows us to address these challenges in new ways by leveraging the incredible amount of data being produced by our customers’ facilities.”
Honeywell showcased examples of where Honeywell Connected Plant has been implemented and some of the results that customers are seeing. Attendees at HUG also experienced a range of new technologies and solutions that helped them enable the quick and effective adoption of IIoT.
The technologies on display at HUG included Process Reliability Advisor, part of Honeywell Connected Plant and uses Honeywell UOP process models for ongoing monitoring, early event detection and mitigation of performance issues before they become costly and Enterprise ICS Cyber Security Solution combines the ICS Shield platform with Risk Manager and other Honeywell cyber security technologies to provide multi-vendor, multi-site cyber security that’s scalable to meet customer needs.
The conference agenda also included presentations and panel discussions from several Honeywell customers including British Sugar, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Qatar Fuel Additives Company, Sarlux Refining & Power, VTTI, Gazprom Neft, Linde, and others. These presentations covered a range of topics critical to industrial automation.