Nov. 4, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell
today announced that it has been selected by Preem AB to modernize one of
largest refineries – Preemraf Lysekil – with Honeywell's
Enhanced High Performance Process Manager
(EHPM) industrial process controllers.
The project should significantly extend the life of the existing control system at the refinery, located in southern
. Preem AB, the country's largest oil producer, will use the enhanced high performance process manager to as much as triple the capacity of the refinery's existing controllers.
Preem AB has an annual refining capacity of more than 18 million metric tons, accounting for 75 percent of refining capacity in
and about one-third of the entire Nordic region. Preem AB is the largest supplier of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel in
, with a sulfur content of less than 5 ppm (parts per million), significantly lower than the
requirement of 50 ppm.
"Honeywell's Enhanced High Performance Process Manager enables Preem to modernize their refinery and increase through-put while maximizing legacy investments and intellectual property," said
, vice president for Honeywell Process Solutions' Lifecycle Solutions and Services business.
The upgrade will be completed during planned maintenance at the refinery and will not require any additional downtime. It is scheduled to be completed before the end of the year.
"This investment builds on Lysekil's position as the region's leading refinery and will deliver real benefits for decades," said
, automation manager at Preem AB. "It also means we can maintain and improve on a safe, efficient operation, without the disruption and cost of ripping out and replacing the entire control system."
With support for peer-to-peer communication planned for the future, EHPM will allow Preem to incorporate other technologies from Honeywell, to provide an integrated solution that can include continuous and batch processing controls such as
, safer operations with
, and Honeywell's fault tolerant ethernet
, that offers more robust, faster network diagnostics and improved security.
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