Honeywell gets fire & gas detection contract for Turkish pipeline

June 17, 2009

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Honeywell today announced it has been selected by Tekfen Construction & Installation Co. to design, configure, install and initiate a new fire and gas detection system at the BTC pipeline terminal in Ceyhan, Turkey.

The BTC pipeline is a crude oil pipeline running from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It connects Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the port of Ceyhan on the southeastern coast of Turkey; hence, the name BTC pipeline. At 1,768 kilometers (1,099 mi) long, it is the second longest pipeline in the world. The project is funded by a consortium of 11 oil and gas companies and is led by BP Plc.

The new fire and gas detection system will include Honeywell’s Safety Manager and Searchline Excel open path gas detectors, as well as closed-circuit television (CCTV) flame detectors. The system will cover the tank farm, metering and jetty areas at the Ceyhan terminal. Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System  also will be installed in the terminal’s central control room and used to monitor all aspects of the system including alarming, event and video recording. In addition, the new fire and gas detection system will be fully integrated with existing automation systems on the BTC pipeline, further increasing plant safety by providing operators with full insight into all gas levels and flame detection.