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HCE Reducing the Need of Technicians to Monitor and Interpret Data

Kap Prabhakaran shares his thought on digitalization and also highlights the Honeywell Forge Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software solution’s speciality.

Kap-PrabhakaranAfter reinventing the way industries measure, analyze, and run their complex operations, Honeywell Connected Enterprise (HCE) has moved towards the Internet of Things (IoT) software revolution. Honeywell solution provides leaders of complex businesses with the visibility they need to transform their operations quickly and efficiently, at every level and with minimum disruption. It is also enabling users to focus resources on innovation and achieving business objectives. Kap Prabhakaran, India Engineering Leader, Honeywell Connected Enterprise during an interaction with Nitisha Dubey shares his thought on digitalization and also highlights the Honeywell Forge Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software solution’s speciality.

How can Honeywell’s virtual reality software be helpful in reducing training time and averting accidents?

Honeywell’s Connected Plant Skills Insight Immersive Competency is an advanced simulation tool that uses a combination of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to train plant personnel in critical industrial work activities. It offers cloud-based, mixed-reality simulation to improve skill retention and measurably reduce training time by delivering it in new and contemporary ways. It thereby empowers industrial workers to directly improve plant performance, uptime, reliability, and safety.

Simulating specific job activities through interactive virtual environments that are accessed through the cloud, it offers a natural way to communicate with peers or a trainer. Similar to a flight simulator, it enables trainees to safely experience the impacts of their decisions. The key to the idea of VR-based trainings are digital twins, which are digital replicas of physical assets. In industrial workplace scenarios, safety is critical. Using Honeywell’s Immersive Field Simulator, employees in a nuclear power plant or on an offshore natural gas rig, for example, can accurately simulate accidents and disasters without posing operational risks to their colleagues, the public or the environment. Additionally, they can do so repeatedly, thereby building experience and muscle memory to enable quick and effective response in the event of an actual emergency.

Explain Honeywell’s digitalized offerings which provide quick adoption and fast payback to its customers

Honeywell enables platforms that provide comprehensive historical data, advice on how to fix what’s already broken, and trend monitoring to forecast faults. The predictive maintenance solutions monitor on-board equipment in real-time and analyze historical data. Honeywell’s advanced analytics solutions predict which components may fail and possibly when, so technicians can address potential issues before they can become major problems.  With our Honeywell Forge Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software solution, we provide maintenance teams with insights that can significantly reduce the bulk of unscheduled events by preventing faults from happening in the first place. Our unique connected maintenance solution uses the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques to find problems quickly and efficiently, reducing the need for technicians to monitor and interpret data. We put actionable information at their fingertips using an intuitive mobile application, decreasing the time spent troubleshooting potential problem units, and speeding the process of getting key mechanical systems back on track.

What is the significance of real-time data to enhance the well-being of passengers and maximize airline profit?

Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency is one component of Honeywell Forge, which includes on-air and on-ground solutions for flight operations, flight efficiency, and connected maintenance in a single user interface. By providing alerts and identifying savings opportunities, the solution can help airlines maximize their profits while improving workflows between pilots, ground maintenance, and operations to increase productivity. Using connectivity to analyze and track aircraft while they are airborne, pilots can better adjust flight plans for greater efficiency, and operators now have more data at their disposal to make smarter decisions and, in the process, develop, implement, and measure initiatives that help reduce costs.

In essence, Honeywell Forge combines critical data from airline systems with flight data from the aircraft. It transforms raw data into actionable insights delivered automatically to different roles within an organization, including pilots and maintenance professionals. This real-time information enables relevant stakeholders to act quickly to enhance the well-being of passengers and maximize profits for airlines.

How can Honeywell Forge be useful in smart buildings for enhanced safety, security, and compliance?

Buildings today need to offer a user-friendly experience to occupants and owners. That means notification of space availability, contactless access, temperature readings, and auto-adjusted comfort levels for occupants, while building operators benefit from energy optimization, equipment maintenance alerts and remote management. To make the transition from what was normal to what is next, smart building management solutions must meet these changing needs and put a personalized experience at the center of their design.

Honeywell Forge does that and more as it unifies information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) data to optimize operational processes, assets and people, ensuring businesses – whether they are midsize manufacturers or global retail chains – can answer critical questions about performance, sustainability and safety. Honeywell Forge continuously analyzes asset performance to identify issues before failures occur, to improve performance, promote asset longevity, reduce downtime and reduce maintenance costs. Some of its standout features include harnessing AI to ensure energy optimization in buildings, streamlining workflows to keep facilities safe and secure, connecting them to the cloud, and enabling centralized control regardless of make or model.


Nitisha Dubey

I am a Journalist with a post graduate degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. I love reading non-fiction books, exploring different destinations and varieties of cuisines. Biographies and historical movies are few favourites.

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