Automation control company, Honeywell Process Solutions, has 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.
The said technology – Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager – was selected by Asia Trans Gas to manage operations and prevent safety problems in the project. The first two phases of the project are already operational.
The third pipeline of this project, 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.
“Pipelines present unique challenges because their length makes them more difficult for operators to monitor and respond to problems, but an integrated approach provides unparalleled visibility into their operations,” said Aldous Wong, regional general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions, Greater China. “The Honeywell system will increase operators’ access to information and help them make faster, better-informed decisions to promote the integrity and safety of the pipeline.”
Honeywell’s Experion PKS will be the main integration and control software platform for the 530-kilometre pipeline to give operators a complete view of how the pipeline is functioning. By integrating Honeywell’s Safety Manager software into the overall system, Experion will help improve safety practices such as emergency shutdowns, equipment protection, fire and gas monitoring, as well as critical control.
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