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Haldor Topsoe and Honeywell announces alliance

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Haldor Topsoe and Honeywell have announced a technology alliance to expand the benefits of connected services to a broader range of the chemical and refining industries.

As a product of this alliance, Topsoe has launched ClearView – a service to maximise plant output, save energy, and improve reliability.

Using Honeywell’s cloud-based software platform, the ClearView service gathers operating data from the plant, cleanses the data, applies Haldor Topsoe’s tools and experience, and delivers performance-enhancing insights straight to the plant’s process engineers and managers.

“As a global market leader in catalysts and technology, we are thrilled to offer our customers a service that puts our decades of experience at their fingertips every hour of every day. Using Honeywell’s proven software platform and tools, ClearView applies Topsoe’s unique insights and allows our experts to work more closely with plant engineers to meet critical performance targets and reduce the risk of unplanned shutdowns,” says Bjerne S. Clausen, CEO, Haldor Topsoe.

Haldor Topsoe’s proprietary modelling and simulation tools have been constantly updated and refined to design increasingly energy-efficient and reliable plants and help customers optimise existing production and catalyst utilisation. Now, the ClearView service gives Topsoe customers continuous access to these tools to increase the profitability of their plants. As part of the service, Topsoe engineers follow plant performance and proactively guide the customers’ plant engineers in optimising performance and quickly addressing operational issues based on output from the ClearView service.

“In essence, ClearView constitutes a completely new way for plant personnel and Topsoe experts to join forces in pursuing optimal utilisation of a plant or a unit,” says Michael Fjording, Director, Connected Services, Haldor Topsoe.

The ClearView Service is a great addition to the Honeywell Connected Plant partner ecosystem, because it meets a growing need in a broader area of the chemicals and refining processes,” said Zak Alzein, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell’s Connected Performance Services business. “The technology alliance with Topsoe leverages the power of the connected plant and brings the deep domain expertise of Topsoe into a growing partner network.”

Honeywell Connected Plant solutions is already well-proven, as such solutions have been deployed or are in the process of being deployed in more than 60 customers’ process units.

The first ClearView service has been developed specifically to boost ammonia production. ClearView services for other segments in the chemical and refining industries will follow.

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