US-headquartered Honeywell has deployed one of its cloud-based asset performance solutions in Asia for the first time.

The connected plant asset performance system has been utilized at Honeywell Transportation System’s plant in Saitama, Japan, which makes turbochargers for combustion and hybrid electric vehicles.

The cloud technology allows the business to remotely identify, analyze and optimize energy consumption of the overall plant as well as all connected field devices.

Yasuhiro Kinoshita of Honeywell Transportation Systems in Japan said: “Just as we strive to offer automakers innovative technologies to help meet more stringent global environmental standards, we must also optimize our own energy consumption during production. With Asset Performance, we can monitor asset performance details and for example detect air leaks in the manufacturing units, which directly allows us to reduce energy usage and avoid excess cost.”

At the Kodama plant, Asset Performance collects data from nearly 70 different field devices such as power meters, flow meters and air compressors and sends it the cloud. The solution combines process data with asset data to provide analytics and key performance indicators that provide insight into asset performance and energy consumption.