Honeywell was selected by the Sinopec Maoming Company for
business management and automation technology
aimed at rejuvenating
and improving operational performance at aging petrochemical
plants in Guangdong
Province, China, officials said on Friday.
Honeywell's Profit Suite R400
software will be deployed at two of Maoming Company's
, helping to improve
plant performance by increasing energy efficiency, improving
flexibility of its operations, and maximizing the plants'
yield of high-value products.
The plants have been in operation for more than 50 years and
currently produce 1 million tpy of petrochemicals
"Although new petrochemical
plants are being
built, globally the petrochemical
industry is a mature
industry, with many plants having been in operation for
decades," said Aldous Wong, vice president and general
manager for Honeywell Process Solutions in China.
"Honeywell's process optimization solutions can breathe new
life into these aging plants, boosting profitability by
increasing throughput and yields, improving product quality,
and reducing costs," he added.
Ethylene is an important building block for petrochemicals
and is primarily
used in the manufacture of polyethylene, which, in turn, goes
into a wide range of products, such as packaging, detergents,
synthetic lubricants and synthetic rubber. In China, about
70% of its polyethylene is used in product packaging.
"We want to establish this project
as a benchmark for other
within the Sinopec
Group," said He Lijian, deputy chief engineer for Sinopec
Maoming Company. "Using this Honeywell solution, Maoming
Company is expecting an increase in production that would
improve our profitability by more than $6 million per year.
Honeywell's experience in advanced process control and
support capabilities for a number of industrial project
s in China helped us to
decide to choose them as one of our trusted vendors."
Profit Suite R400 is the most comprehensive release of
Honeywell's Advanced Process Control (APC) and Optimization
portfolio, with the
ability to integrate with many different distributed control
systems (DCS) by multiple manufacturers, as well as legacy