Braskem Idesa is using Honeywell's Intelligent Wearables at the company's Veracruz, Mexico plant.Honeywell is delivering a complete outcome-based solution that tracks specific key performance indicators and integrates hardware, software and services, and a full Wi-Fi infrastructure to support use of the solution across the plant. The wearable technology will also accelerate training and ensure safety for field operators at the Braskem Idesa facility.
"With this solution, 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, 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."
A comprehensive range of applications from Honeywell will boost the speed, safety and reliability of field workers thanks to the following services: (i) 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; (ii) video support – enables users to view videos demonstrating key tasks; and (iii) paperless rounds – provides step-by-step instructions for common and complex tasks."Braskem Idesa has not only taken an important step toward Industry 4.0 but has now also replaced paper-based and manual operations with a sophisticated solution that's both digital and wireless," said Vincent Higgins, director of technology and innovation, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Industrial.
"Wearable, voice-controlled computer headsets and software eliminate the need for clipboards, pens, and flashlights. Our offering will help Braskem Idesa capture expertise and document critical tasks to ensure operational compliance."Honeywell's solution 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, Honeywell Intelligent Wearables also reduce the need for site visits from experts, empower workers to continue learning, become their best and effectively share their knowledge with peers.
The Braskem Idesa petrochemical complex has a production capacity of 1.05 million tonnes of ethylene and polyethylene. It is one of the largest petrochemical production sites in the Americas.For the latest refining and petrochemical industry related videos, subscribe to our YouTube page.