Sulzer introduces the BLUE BOX™

The BLUE BOX™ by Sulzer is a set of smart software services leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) for asset optimisation and real-time predictive maintenance. Using Sulzer’s Advanced Analytics Engine, BLUE BOX encompasses the capabilities of data capture, integration, visualisation and big data analytics tied together for the explicit purpose of improving the reliability, efficiency and performance of physical assets.

BLUE BOX also includes the concepts of condition monitoring, predictive forecasting and real-time actionable insights through remote process transparency. All data analysis components including data modelling, real-time predictive analytics and machine learning are performed in the Sulzer secure cloud platform. Furthermore, this cloud-based solution simplifies regulatory compliance with a minimal IT footprint and was designed to be easily scalable.

In a joint effort, Phillips 66 and Sulzer have introduced comprehensive data management, advanced data analytics and optimisation reports to increase availability, improve process safety and reduce the energy consumption of selected Phillips 66 pipeline operations. Sulzer’s BLUE BOX provides Operators higher flexibility, better performance, and improved knowledge sharing. All these benefits translate into higher revenue and major cost savings.

Building on real-life experience with BLUE BOX in the market, Sulzer’s current R&D efforts target even more powerful predictive maintenance algorithms, machine learning and Smart Asset Management functionalities at system level to help customers revolutionise their business through connected field service. This type of smart industrial solution empowers customers at all levels to move from a costly break-fix model to a proactive service model and creates exceptional customer experiences.