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Honeywell announces 'Connected OEM' that enables OEM To Centrally Monitor And Maintain Their Global Assets

Honeywell recently introduced its Connected OEM (original equipment manufacturer) offering, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that allows OEMs and skid manufacturers to remotely monitor the health and condition of their installed base. Equipment such as compressors, furnaces, pumping stations, analyzer houses and skids at end-user locations around the world can be monitored through the offering.

Through a cloud-based central asset management system securely connected to equipment assets, OEMs can obtain a consolidated view of their global installed base through a customizable key performance indicator dashboard. Users can apply data analytics and tools to troubleshoot and fix equipment, predict failures, plan maintenance and make informed business decisions in areas such as R&D. This results in increased end user uptime through superior maintenance of equipment, leading to higher customer satisfaction. It also significantly reduces servicing costs for the OEM, who can address most issues remotely and cut down on time- and cost-intensive site visits.

Honeywell Connected OEM was developed in response to a longstanding issue facing OEMs: the inability to monitor the performance of their installed assets. Prolonged sub-optimal asset operation results in high operating expenses for end users, and OEMs with performance contracts are unable to guarantee or justify assets’ operating outcomes. In addition, OEM service engineers must often rush to a site for unplanned maintenance and troubleshooting, incurring high travel costs if the assets are geographically dispersed. The net result is poor quality service and maintenance that can lead to the loss of repeat business for OEMs.

“Honeywell Connected OEM is a win-win because it solves an age-old challenge for OEMs while enabling them to leverage Industry 4.0 technology to optimize their operations and equipment performance,” said Andrew Brodie, general manager, Modular Control Systems & OEM Breakthrough Initiative, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Furthermore, it’s a timely response to market demand for solutions that ensure the continuity of production and services.”

Increasing asset intelligence provides the building blocks for improved equipment performance and reliability. Honeywell’s Connected OEM delivers edge data collection and application specific analytics which provides OEMs and their customers new operational insights. Through the Connected OEM solution, Honeywell also enables equipment suppliers to remotely monitor their assets and offer proactive and predictive reliability services.

Honeywell Connected OEM is ideal for small to medium-sized OEMs and skid manufacturers, including those without in-house automation teams, who require an easy-to-implement, all-in-one IoT solution.


Yokogawa Launches Cloud-based OpreX Asset Health Insights Service

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announced recently the release of the OpreX™ Asset Health Insights. A new addition to the OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family, Asset Health Insights is a cloud-based plant asset monitoring service that collects, refines, and aggregates operational technology (OT) data from distributed assets. The service offers a real-time connection with assets from anywhere in the world, giving organizations a 360-degree view of operational assets that eases the task of asset management and increases both operational and business efficiency.

Asset Health Insights is supported by an out-of-the-box framework for data enablement that will improve the health and extend the lifecycle of any asset by monitoring its performance in real-time, making it possible to predict and proactively respond to events before they can happen. The service allows customers to easily model and manage data based on the plant hierarchy defined in the ISA-95 standard. Asset Health Insights is powered by Yokogawa Cloud*1 and is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI)-machine learning (ML) analytics capability.

 

Development Background

As the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies continues to gain pace, companies are changing the way they do asset management by introducing cloud-based technologies that can monitor assets from anywhere in the world and optimize their performance in real-time.

Driven by customers' focus on integrated, remote, and increasingly autonomous operations, the company developed Asset Health Insights to make data more visible, integrated, and actionable. It can be used for a variety of purposes, from streamlining operations that rely on manual workflows to more advanced operations that are building a digital society by such means as adopting industrial internet-of-things systems, implementing smart manufacturing, and shifting from on-premises to the cloud. This will also lead to the realization of Industrial Automation to Industrial Autonomy (IA2IA) and smart manufacturing.

With Asset Health Insights, users can consolidate siloed asset data with a unified model that shares information in real-time. This eliminates the need for costly maintenance on well-functioning equipment, improving efficiency and reducing downtime, allowing customers to focus on managing their assets.

Features

  1. Monitors any asset type
    Asset Health Insights can monitor any type of asset, from sensors to pumps, chillers, compressors, turbines, and more. The service will connect to newer and older types of sensors, including those used for pressure, flow, temperature, and vibration.
  2. Combines real-time and/or historical asset data with powerful AI/ML
    The combination of real-time asset data and AI/ML helps to predict future events, so advance planning can be done to minimize unnecessary maintenance. It also uses real-time and historical benchmark data to predict signs of failure and suggest its cause.
  3. 360-degree view of operational assets
    Asset Health Insights utilizes siloed asset data with a unified model that shares information in real-time and examines each asset and situation for multiple purposes, such as energy, asset performance, and maintenance optimization. With an intuitive interface, the dashboard can present a variety of real-time data from any asset.

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Amazon Web Service joins ISA Program in support of the global ISASecure

Recently, the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) has welcome the Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the latest ISCI member.
 
In the industrial sector, companies around the world are adopting AWS to take advantage of industrial internet of things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) capabilities needed to drive operational efficiencies in their smart factories and industrial operations. Continuous digitalization and progressive interconnectivity of the production environment is important for capturing value from IIoT solutions. AWS and AWS IoT services are key to providing safe and secure industrial digital transformation.
 
“Joining ISA Security Compliance Institute demonstrates AWS’s commitment to advancing cybersecurity standards and certification for the global community of manufacturers, government agencies, and all industrial customers,” stated Brad Behm, Senior Principal Technologist, AWS.
 
With the increasing proliferation of IIoT systems and cloud services for innovation and digital transformation, government agencies and industrial customers are faced with protecting an expanding attack surface. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards was written before IIoT technologies were common, but provides a strong basis for securing these environments.
 
“AWS is committed to collaborating with the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA), ISCI, the ISA99 standards committee, and industry partners, to update the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards and certifications to ensure that all parties properly address emerging IIoT security requirements; all while advocating for vendor-neutral, interoperable, international standards-based operational technolgoy (OT) and IIoT cybersecurity solutions,” stated Ryan Dsouza, Principal IIoT Security Solution Architect, AWS.
 
As a member of ISASecure, AWS joins thought leaders who are taking action to secure automation and control systems around the world, including support for product conformity assessment to ISA/IEC 62443 standards. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards are designed to provide a flexible set of requirements to address and mitigate current and future security threats in automation and control systems products, system implementations, and ongoing operations.

AWS’s membership provides leadership for establishing ISA/IEC 62443 standards and ISASecure as the basis for securing operational technology in automotive, CPG, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, power & utilities, transportation, smart buildings and smart cities around the globe.

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Endress+Hauser calibration ensures product quality

Case Study: With milk and dairy production running 365 days a year, removal of measurement instruments for calibration posed a significant challenge for Al Safi Danone. Endress+Hauser’s customized and flexible calibration process ensured Al Safi Danone’s production could continue unhindered.

  • Al Safi Danone’s production equipment always available as required and functioning as specified
  • Timely issuance of calibration certificates for food safety and CCP Audits.

The customer’s challenge: Al Safi Danone does not underestimate the importance of timely and accurate calibration of its production equipment to minimize waste and enhance the quality of output. Indeed, in an industry as demanding as Food & Beverage it is vital.

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Development of Electric Energy Operational Technology Security Profile for IEC 62443 Standard

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), global equipment suppliers, and other stakeholders announced the establishment of the Electric Energy OT Security Profile working group hosted by the International Society of Automation ISA99 standards committee.

The Electric Energy OT Security Profile will be a cybersecurity work product utilizing the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards. The final product will be a formal ISA/IEC 62443 application guide, recognized globally as the consensus work product for securing various control systems used in electric energy generation, transmission, and distribution operations.

The ISA/IEC 62443 standards are designated as a horizontal standard, applicable to many industry sectors and applications. Industry groups leverage the ISA/IEC 62443 standard series as the basis for securing industrial control systems (ICS). DOE’s Securing Energy Infrastructure Executive Task Force (SEI ETF) evaluated available industry standards and recommended the electric energy OT applications be formalized as ISA/IEC 62443-5 security profile applications—gaining international energy sector consensus on applying ISA/IEC 62443 to electric energy OT applications.

The ISA Electric Energy OT Security Profile working group is seeking participation from industry groups, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), and other industry stakeholders to ensure consideration of and alignment with other cybersecurity work product development efforts.

The initiative will leverage the DOE SEI ETF’s Reference Architecture and Profiles for Electric Energy OT as a foundation for the ISA/IEC 62443-5 application profile development. The SEI Reference Architecture and Profiles and associated whitepaper will be available on the DOE website in the upcoming weeks.

“The Securing Energy Infrastructure Executive Task Force developed an OT-specific reference architecture for electricity systems to provide a common language for control system environments that can be used to design and assess security applications,” Puesh Kumar, Director, DOE Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER). “The ISA Working Group represents an opportunity to validate these profiles and put them into practice for the energy industry. CESER is excited to see energy sector stakeholders carrying forward the task force’s reference architecture work.”

The Electric Energy OT Security Profile will be publicly available at no charge for asset owners, manufacturers, standards organizations, and other industry stakeholders. The application profiles will be used as a basis for designing, implementing, testing, and maintaining electric energy OT systems and their cybersecurity capabilities. They will also be useful by third-party assessment organizations and regulatory authorities around the globe.

Eric Cosman, Co-Chair of the ISA99 Standards Committee, noted that, “Global standards and supporting specifications provide efficiencies for end users, product suppliers, and system integrators that design, deliver, and support products and systems all around the world. One specification and one globally recognized certification provides needed transparency and reduces the regulatory burden on manufacturers.”

Yokogawa Establishes Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has recently announced that it has established Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland GmbH to build a strong base for its bioeconomy business through the provision of quick and proactive market research and development activities, and the introduction of cutting-edge biotechnologies. The new subsidiary was officially registered on June 26th, and business operations will start from August.

Switzerland is ranked high in global competitiveness and is a gathering point for highly talented professionals. Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland is located in Allschwil, directly next to the city of Basel, which is the European center of the biotechnology and life science industry. In this ideal location, the new company will promote Yokogawa’s bioeconomy business through research and development and partnerships. It will focus on discovering research themes, promoting open innovation, and searching for business partners. To coincide with the opening of the new subsidiary, Yokogawa Europe’s existing Swiss branch for its industrial automation business has also moved to the same location as the new company.

The bioeconomy is considered to be an important pillar for building a sustainable society, and governments and corporations in many countries are concentrating on this field. It is one of the focus areas defined in Yokogawa’s long-term business framework, and through its bioeconomy business and other initiatives the company is working to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and contribute to the development of a circular economy. To acquire technologies and expertise in the bioeconomy field, Yokogawa has already taken steps such as investing in AlgaEnergy, a Spanish company that is a leader in the production and application of microalgae.

ISA announces the 2020 ISA Celebrating Excellence Award Recipients

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the 2020 ISA Celebrating Excellence award recipients. The recognitions reflect and honor the outstanding efforts of ISA members in supporting and advancing the Society and the automation community. There are 14 Celebrating Excellence awardees in 2020. The Honors & Awards Committee was chaired by Brian Curtis.  The ISA awards program endeavors to stimulate, enhance, encourage, acknowledge, and reward outstanding contributions to ISA and the automation profession by providing an avenue for individuals to compete for recognition within established categories.

The Honors & Awards Committee annually receives all award nominations for defined Society awards, reviews the candidate qualifications, and recommends to the Executive Board honorees for approval. We are pleased to celebrate the following honorees.

This year, the details of individuals whov have been elevated to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow are announced by the press release of ISA.

 

JGC Wins Contract to Upgrade Basrah Refinery

JGC Holdings Corporation has recently announced that JGC Corporation has received the Letter of Award for the Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project for an Iraqi oil refining company under the Iraqi Ministry of Oil.

Details of the project are as follows.

1. Client: South Refineries Company (Oil refining company under the Iraqi Ministry of Oil)
2. Construction location: Basrah, Republic of Iraq (Approx. 550 km SE of the capital of Baghdad)
3. Primary equipment (processing abilities): Fluid catalytic cracking unit (34,500 barrels/day), vacuum distillation unit (55,000 barrels/day), diesel desulfurisation unit (40,000 barrels/day), etc.
4. Contract services: Engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning
5. Contract type: Lump sum contract
6. Order amount: Approx. 4 billion dollars (400 billion JPY)
7. Scheduled completion: 2025


Iraq is one of the world's leading oil-producing countries, with a confirmed crude oil reserve of 145 billion barrels and a daily crude oil production of 4.41 million barrels. However, the two refineries currently in operation were constructed in the 1970s and their production capacity has decreased due to war damage and deterioration. Unable to meet domestic demand for petroleum products, Iraq has to import petroleum products such as gasoline.