Honeywell - Tata Chemicals Improves Data Accessibility with OneWireless
Tata was facing data accessibility challenges in the cement plant control room tapping signals from remote process control areas and other distant locations, including the gas scrubber. Tata needed a wireless solution to extend its control network securely to remote locations that would also provide seamless communication with existing control applications.
HoneywellHoneywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. They improves business performance for customers with automation and control solutions, equipment and services that enhance safety, reliability and efficiency. Year founded: 1906 Revenue: $40.3 billion (2014) NYSE: HON
Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
- USE CASES
Tata Chemicals is an Indian global company with interests in chemicals, crop nutrition and consumer products. The company is one of the largest chemical companies in India with significant operations in India and Africa, with more than 4,700 employees.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
Honeywell’s OneWireless network is an industrial wireless mesh network that extends the process control network into the field to deliver applications that improve plant efficiency, reliability and safety. The wireless mesh network is formed with industrial wireless nodes, called multinodes, that self-discover to create an industrial mesh network within seconds. Hardware Components - wireless transmitter - gateway with SMPS - Lantronix converter - serial interface card - FTA communication assembly Software Components - Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) - OneWireless network
- DATA COLLECTED
Communication Performance, Connectivity Status, Device Diagnostic Status, Network Coverage
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Data Management - Data Analysis]
Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
Impact #2 [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.
Impact #3 [Cost Reduction - Labor]
Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in labor cost and IT management.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT