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
Product Development
Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence

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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Energy Cost Per Unit, Machine Performance, Speed, Temperature, Throughput Per Plant
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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.

[Efficiency Improvement - Issue Response]
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.

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