Petrochemical plant adopts Honeywell wearables
September 4, 2019
Honeywell is using wearable technology to transform the operations of a Mexican petrochemical company. Intelligent wearables are helping improve compliance and productivity at Braskem Idesa's Veracruz plant.
The plant has adopted hands-free, wearable connected technology that will let Braskem Idesa improve productivity and compliance with process procedures, capture the expertise of experienced workers, and provide critical insights and information effectively to trainees and support workers in the field.
Honeywell is delivering a complete outcome-based system that tracks specific key performance indicators and integrates hardware, software and services, and a wifi infrastructure to support use across the plant. The wearable technology will also accelerate training and ensure safety for field operators at the facility.
"With this, Braskem Idesa is embracing the digital transformation that will enable us to retain our leadership in the petrochemicals industry," said Roberto Velasco Gutiérrez, industrial director for Braskem Idesa. "Capturing all the relevant expertise and data within the organisation, and getting it to workers wherever and whenever needed, will help get trainees safely into the field faster and ensure that every worker operates to Braskem Idesa's best standards."
Applications from Honeywell should boost the speed, safety and reliability of field workers thanks to:
- Expert on call: Provides field workers with live, real-time access to experts in the central control room or elsewhere for troubleshooting, support and advice.
- Video support: Enables users to view videos demonstrating key tasks.
- Paperless rounds: Provides step-by-step instructions for common and complex tasks.
Honeywell's technology for field worker competency and productivity enables Braskem Idesa to tie its plant performance directly to the performance of its workers, critical to the success of any industrial enterprise. By connecting field workers with remote advice, the wearables also reduce the need for site visits from experts, empower workers to continue learning, and effectively share their knowledge with peers.
The petrochemical complex has a production capacity of 1.05 million tons of ethylene and polyethylene. It is one of the largest petrochemical production sites in the Americas.