Sasol to use Honeywell Technology at Secunda

09 July 2018

Honeywell (HON) announced that Secunda Synfuels Operations will use a Honeywell Connected Plant service to monitor the operating reliability of its two Honeywell UOP CCR Platforming™ units at its refinery in Secunda, South Africa.

UOP CCR Platform

Source: Honeywell

Sasol will use the Honeywell Connected Plant Process Reliability Advisor, which provides performance analysis and recommendations by streaming plant data through Honeywell UOP fault models.

The Connected Plant service will help the Secunda plant run more smoothly by monitoring unit performance and providing early event detection and mitigating issues before they become costly.

Honeywell Connected Plant is a suite of applications that delivers higher levels of safety, reliability, efficiency, and profitability. These solutions turn data into actionable insight to optimize operations, predict plant failures and eliminate unplanned downtime.

As part of Honeywell’s Connected Plant portfolio, Process Reliability Advisor gives refineries and petrochemical and gas processing plants unprecedented visibility into their operations. So, the staff can quickly resolve processing issues that avoid detection and hamper production. It also helps plants avoid unplanned downtime for maintenance and repair that can cost millions of dollars per year in lost productivity.

In addition to Process Reliability Advisor, Honeywell also offers Process Optimization Advisor, a service that continuously monitors streaming plant data. It applies Honeywell UOP process models to help refiners determine which combination of products will be most profitable, as prices for those products change from day to day.