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Honeywell and Flowserve collaborate

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Contributing to part of Honeywell’s INspireTM programme, Honeywell and Flowserve have recently announced that they are set to collaborate to provide Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The companies aim to assist their industrial customers in making their operations safer, more efficient and more reliable.

Inspire is Honeywell’s joint customer development programme for its IIoT ecosystem.

The goal is to provide an accessible infrastructure that gives customers secure methods to capture and aggregate data. In turn, the data should be able to be leveraged using analytics and by applying knowledge from a vast ecosystem of equipment vendors and process licensors.

A larger consolidated data set means that manufacturers can apply higher analytics for more detailed insights, scale the data as required and meet the varied needs of single-site or enterprise-wide operations.

Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ Digital Transformation business, Andrew Hird, said: “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 analyse that data; and finally, you need domain knowledge to understand how to deploy information to benefit the operation.”

Flowserve’s key expertise is in flow control solutions – including pumps, valves, seals and services for some of the most critical industrial applications. The company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves, as well as a range of related flow management services.

“We see this collaboration as beneficial for continuously improving how we serve our customers with the latest technology advanced software and analytics, and reliable services capabilities. Honeywell provides key infrastructure to collect and securely move data, while we embed decades of domain knowledge into predictive analytics for more business value, faster,” said Eric van Gemeren, Vice President of Research and Development at Flowserve.

Honeywell’s capabilities in data consolidation, cyber and software development combine well with Flowserve’s knowledge to allow for the expansion of a robust IIoT ecosystem that is designed to help customers solve previously unsolvable problems.

Ultimately, Honeywell and Flowserve will leverage the IIoT to help customers minimise unplanned shutdowns, maximise output, minimise safety risk and optimise supply chain strategies.

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