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Honeywell implements Experion DCS to boost output and efficiency for Russian refinery giant

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Honeywell Process Solutions has implemented the Experion PKS R.410 distributed control system (DCS) at Angarsk Petrochemical Company, the largest oil refining and petrochemical complex in the Irkutsk region of Eastern Siberia, Russia.

The Experion implementation is part of the plant’s continual efforts to match world-class standards in process automation and also a company-wide modernisation program by Angarsk’s owners Rosneft, the largest publicly traded oil company in Russia.

The advanced DCS is expected to simplify operations and improve the process efficiency of the refinery’s delayed coking unit, which extracts valuable fuels from heavy oil residues of the refining processes. The modernisation will help the plant’s products reach the Euro 5 emissions standard as well as bring a range of improvements to process management, operational safety, downtime risk management, and steam and fuel consumption.

Alexander Rodionov, HPS sales leader for Russia comments that Experion PKS is a perfect fit for the Angarsk refining and petrochemical plant as the DCS combines an advanced automation platform with innovative software applications. He adds that the operator interface further boosts productivity and safety through a simple intuitive control panel and improvements such as alarm management with alarm tracker functions.

One of Russia’s largest refineries, Angarsk was commissioned in 1955 and has a capacity of 80.5 million barrels per year. The plant has now produced its first shipment of premium fuel compliant with Euro 5, and is continuing its strategy to increase refining volume and processing depth while minimising operational costs.

Describing Experion PKS R.410 as a new dawn in industrial process automation, Igor Zverkov, head meteorologist of Angarsk Petrochemical Company said that the Experion system has helped to significantly reduce operator workload by supporting critical control functions, improving productivity and preventing accidents.

The DCS integrates with Safety Manager, Honeywell’s safety instrumented system platform that safeguards assets and shares critical safety information with the process control system. 

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