Pertimina selects Honeywell Forge Process Advisor for its Cilacap refinery
Honeywell today announced that Pertamina (Persero) will use Honeywell Forge Process Advisor to maintain high operational reliability of crude oil upgrading processes at its Cilacap refinery in Central Java, Indonesia.
Honeywell Forge Process Advisor is a cloud-based service that continually analyzes plant data to provide operations staff with recommendations that can enhance the reliability of specific industrial processes. It can improve plant efficiency, safety performance and profitability, and help avoid plant failures and unplanned production downtime.
The service continuously feeds plant data through Honeywell UOP process and fault models to provide key performance information and process recommendations, helping plants run more smoothly and detecting operational problems before they can seriously affect production and plant profitability.
“Pertamina chose this technology to ensure high performance of its operations,” said Budi Santoso Syarif, Deputy CEO of Kilang Pertamina International. “This will help our personnel work more efficiently by understanding factors affecting production, and by implementing this advanced technology, we hope it will boost our profitability.”
“Honeywell Forge Process Advisor is unique in the industry because it relies on UOP’s vast library of operational data, proprietary process models and deep troubleshooting experience,” said Sunil Pandita, chief commercial officer of Honeywell Connected Enterprise. “This allows the service to provide near-real time recommendations that can keep plants running as smoothly and profitably as possible.”
Pertamina will use the technology on a resid FCC unit to ensure high performance of its heavy oil upgrading processes. Fluid Catalytic Cracking, or FCC, converts heavier low-value residual oil into more valuable smaller-chain molecules suitable for making clean-burning fuels and petrochemicals. The company also will use Honeywell Forge Asset Performance Manager for continuous monitoring and performance recommendations of key equipment associated with the FCC unit, and Honeywell Forge Corrosion Advisor, which estimates the corrosion rate of refinery equipment.
UOP has worked with Pertamina for nearly 50 years, licensing technologies to the company’s Plaju, Dumai, Cilicap, Balikpapan, Balongan, and Kasim refineries.
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