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Honeywell Case Studies Honeywell Helps Carvajal Pulp and Paper Drive Smart Operations

Honeywell Helps Carvajal Pulp and Paper Drive Smart Operations

Honeywell Helps Carvajal Pulp and Paper Drive Smart Operations
Paper & Pulp
Information Technology

Carvajal Pulp and Paper was challenged to lower its Manufacturing Costs to become more competitive. This reflected in the needs to gain more control over energy costs, chemical costs, and production losses.

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Carvajal Pulp and Paper (formerly Propal) is part of the Carvajal S.A. Group, a privately owned company established in 1904 and headquartered in Cali, Colombia, with over 20,000 employees and annual revenues of over US$ 1.7 billion from seven sectors and operations in 16 countries.

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Carvajal Pulp and Paper engaged with Honeywell's consultants to work on the company's challenges and needs; Honeywell began engineering a flexible, vendor-independent solution to integrate Carvajal Pulp and Paper's plant floors with its entire enterprise. Honeywell presented a comprehensive solution to achieve Carvajal Pulp and Paper's vision of Smart Operations.

The solution makes the best use of the company's process and information technology investments. It complemented existing systems such as ABB Distributed Control System (DCS) and Quality Control System (QCS), Honeywell OptiVision (MES) and SAP (ERP).

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Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
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A detection of large steam temperature fluctuations on a paper machine's drying section, which affected product quality over an extended period.

Immediate resolution of frequent variations of amperage and speed in the press section.

25% - 30% downtime reduction on paper machines.

3% reduction in rejects per run.

Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
APIs are the market enabler for IoT. They allow users to manage devices, enable data transfer between software, and provide access capabilities.
System integrators link IoT component subsystems, customize solutions, and ensure that IoT systems communicate with existing operational systems.
IoT data management consultancies help to make sense of big data, decide which data to maintain and for how long, and troubleshoot IT issues.
Procurement consultancies support solution selection, ROI analysis, supplier shortlisting, and other areas related to selection and execution of solutions.
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