Honeywell's Field Advisor helps to improve plant reliability by ensuring field workers adhere to best practices

Honeywell has announced the release of Field Advisor, the company’s latest addition to its family of mobile productivity solutions that helps industrial facilities keep their equipment running within safe operating limits and at optimum performance. Based on technology acquired from Shell Global Solutions in December 2009, the Field Advisor software helps plants to reduce costly emergency work and unplanned shutdowns by allowing mobile operators to more easily rectify problems in the field before they escalate and result in equipment failure.

The technology improves overall plant reliability by recording critical asset data and ensuring it falls within safe operating limits. If the equipment is operating outside the plant’s set limits, Field Advisor then guides the operator through the necessary steps to correct the problem.

The Field Advisor software is used in conjunction with Honeywell’s OneWireless mesh network, as well as the company’s Dolphin mobile computer devices. The solution allows the field worker to easily download specific tasks and instructions, and then upload results for easy reporting after the tasks are completed. This allows the field operators to adhere to best practices when conducting their rounds.  It also helps plant maintenance, operations and reliability teams share information between them more quickly, supervisors plan shift workloads more effectively and allows new operators to be trained at a faster pace.

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