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Honeywell Helps Carvajal Pulp and Paper Drive Smart Operations

 Honeywell Helps Carvajal Pulp and Paper Drive Smart Operations - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Process Analytics
  • Automation & Control - Distributed Control Systems
  • Functional Applications - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
  • Functional Applications - Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Sensors - Pressure Sensors
  • Sensors - Temperature Sensors
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Paper & Pulp
Applicable Functions
  • Process Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
The Challenge

Carvajal Pulp and Paper was challenged to lower its Manufacturing Costs to become more competitive. This reflected in the needs to gain more control over energy costs, chemical costs, and production losses.

The Customer
Carvajal Pulp and Paper
About The Customer
Carvajal Pulp and Paper (formerly Propal) is part of the Carvajal S.A. Group, a privately owned company established in 1904 and headquartered in Cali, Colombia, with over 20,000 employees and annual revenues of over US$ 1.7 billion from seven sectors and
The Solution

Carvajal Pulp and Paper engaged with Honeywell's consultants to work on the company's challenges and needs; Honeywell began engineering a flexible, vendor-independent solution to integrate Carvajal Pulp and Paper's plant floors with its entire enterprise. Honeywell presented a comprehensive solution to achieve Carvajal Pulp and Paper's vision of Smart Operations.

The solution makes the best use of the company's process and information technology investments. It complemented existing systems such as ABB Distributed Control System (DCS) and Quality Control System (QCS), Honeywell OptiVision (MES) and SAP (ERP).

Data Collected
Energy Cost Per Unit, Machine Performance, Speed, Temperature, Throughput Per Plant
Operational Impact

  • A detection of large steam temperature fluctuations on a paper machine's drying section, which affected product quality over an extended period.

  • [Efficiency Improvement - Issue Response]
    Immediate resolution of frequent variations of amperage and speed in the press section.
Quantitative Benefit
  • 25% - 30% downtime reduction on paper machines.

  • 3% reduction in rejects per run.

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