Honeywell to upgrade automation for Idemitsu at Japan refining complex
Idemitsu Kosan, one of Japan's largest refining and petrochemical companies, said it hopes to modernize its control systems at Tokuyama while adopting global best practices and applications that can be added onto the Experion architecture quickly and with minimal disruption to operations.
Idemitsu Kosan has selected Honeywells Experion
process knowledge system (PKS) to modernize the integrated
control room at its Tokuyama refining and petrochemical complex to
promote operational efficiency, safety and reliability, officials said on
Idemitsu Kosan, one of Japans largest refining and petrochemical companies, said
it hopes to modernize its control systems while
adopting global best practices and business applications that
can be added onto the Experion architecture quickly
and with minimal disruption to operations.
This modernization project will give us greater
effectiveness and efficiency as we work to meet Japans
need for energy diversification, said Takashi Matsushita,
general manager of the manufacturing and technology department
for Idemitsu Kosan.
As a part of this modernization effort, the company
will deploy abnormal situations management, alarm management,
and cyber-security solutions.
Honeywell is committed to helping Idemitsu Kosans
drive for sustainability, said Marc
Kroll, Japan sales director for Honeywell Process
With Experion PKS, disparate data across various
facilities are integrated into a
unified automation system," he added. "This approach
enables Idemitsu Kosan to attain greater operational and
business efficiencies in its operations.
The implementation of Experion PKS began in late 2012
and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.