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Honeywell - Tata Chemicals Improves Data Accessibility with OneWireless

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 Honeywell - Tata Chemicals Improves Data Accessibility with OneWireless - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
Applicable Industries
  • Chemicals
Applicable Functions
  • Facility Management
Use Cases
  • Mesh Networks
The Customer
About The Customer
Tata Chemicals is an Indian global company with interests in chemicals, crop nutrition and consumer products. The company is one of the largest chemical companies in India with significant operations in India and Africa, with more than 4,700 employees.
The Challenge

Tata was facing data accessibility challenges in the cement plant control room tapping signals from remote process control areas and other distant locations, including the gas scrubber. Tata needed a wireless solution to extend its control network securely to remote locations that would also provide seamless communication with existing control applications.

The Solution

Honeywell’s OneWireless network is an industrial wireless mesh network that extends the process control network into the field to deliver applications that improve plant efficiency, reliability and safety. The wireless mesh network is formed with industrial wireless nodes, called multinodes, that self-discover to create an industrial mesh network within seconds. Hardware Components - wireless transmitter - gateway with SMPS - Lantronix converter - serial interface card - FTA communication assembly Software Components - Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) - OneWireless network

Data Collected
Communication Performance, Connectivity Status, Device Diagnostic Status, Network Coverage
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.
  • [Cost Reduction - Labor]
    Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in labor cost and IT management.

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