Honeywell assists users with Connected Plant efforts

Jun 07, 2018

In a recent flurry of activity, Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), Honeywell UOP and other divisions report they've been implementing their firm's Connected Plant program in projects worldwide.

The company reported May 30 that OMV Petrom S.A. will use Connected Plant to provide prescriptive monitoring of its CCR Platforming unit at its Petrobrazi refinery in Ploiesti, Romania. Platforming upgrades low-value naphtha into high-octane gasoline and aromatics. OMV will use Honeywell's Process Insight Reliability Advisor software to feed plant data through Honeywell UOP process and fault models, and deliver proactive information and recommendations.

Likewise, Shandong Tianhong Chemical Co. Ltd. reported May 29 that it's selected Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology to produce 250,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene at its plant in Dongying, Shandong Province, China. Honeywell will provide process design, equipment, operator training, technical services for startup and operation, and catalysts and adsorbents.

In addition, IRPC Ltd. reported May 24 that it will use Honeywell UOP's solutions at its new aromatics complex in Thailand's Rayong Province. The company will provide licensing, design, key equipment and catalysts, and adsorbents. When completed in 2022, the complex will produce 1.2 million metric tons per year of paraxylene for plastic resins, films and fibers. It will also increase its benzene production capacity from 114,000 to 495,000 tons per year. The project will again include UOP's CCR Platforming unit, as well as an LD Parex unit that recovers high-purity paraxylene from mixed xylenes and uses a light desorbent.

Finally, HPS announced May 23 that Riikinvoima Oy, a leading Finnish provider of sustainable energy, has transformed the operational efficiency of its flagship waste incineration plant in Leppävirta, Finland, with Honeywell's Experion Orion ergonomic control room technology. Based on a human-factor study, the two-position Experion Orion Console incorporates intuitive graphics that allow safer, faster and more consistent operations from process start-ups to abnormal situations and alarms.

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