Solutions (HPS) announced that its automation and safety technology has been selected for the
third phase of a pipeline project supplying natural gas from
Central Asia to China.
Asia Trans Gas selected
Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and
Safety Manager technology to manage operations and
to help prevent safety problems in a third pipeline to be built
as part of the Central AsiaChina Gas Pipeline (CACGP) project.
The same Honeywell technology is in use in the first
two pipelines of the project, which are already in
operation. Asia Trans Gas is a joint venture of China National
Petroleum Corp. and Uzbekistan national holding company
The Experion PKS will be
the main integration and control software
platform for the 530-km pipeline to give operators a complete
view of how the pipeline is functioning. By integrating the
Safety Manager software into the overall system, Experion will
help improve safety practices such as emergency shutdowns,
equipment protection, fire and gas monitoring, and critical
"Natural gas from Central
Asia plays an important role in providing cleaner energy for
China, and we expect demand to grow at 8%/yr," said Li Lin,
general manager of Asia Trans Gas.
The third pipeline in the
CACGP network, named Line C, will run in parallel with the
existing twin pipelines, Lines A and B. The pipelines start in
Turkmenistan and cut across Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan before
reaching China's western Xinjiang province.
The A and B lines, which
were completed in 2009, also use Honeywell's Experion PKS and
Safety Manager. The existing main control center, which
controls lines A and B, will be upgraded and become the control
center for all three lines, leveraging Honeywell's
Distributed System Architecture.