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Pertamina to use Honeywell Forge Process Advisor at Cilacap Refinery

July 13/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Honeywell 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, reported Hydrocarbonprocessing.

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 UOPs 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 companys Plaju, Dumai, Cilicap, Balikpapan, Balongan, and Kasim refineries.

Pertamina is a state-owned oil and natural gas corporation based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The company is active in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, with total refining capacity 1 million barrels per day.

As MRC reported before, Pertamina was in plans to bring on-stream its polypropylene (PP) unit early last week. The company undertook an unplanned shutdown at the unit on June 26, 2020, following an unspecified technical glitch at the upstream RFCC unit that causes a disruption of the propylene feeds. Thus, the unit was to remain shut for around 10-12 days. Located in Plaju, Indonesia, the PP unit has a production capacity of 45,000 mt/year.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market was 457,930 tonnes in January-May 2020 (calculated by the formula production minus export plus import). Deliveris of exclusively PP random copolymer increased.

Pertamina is an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation based in Jakarta. It was created in August 1968 by the merger of Pertamin (established 1961) and Permina (established 1957). Pertamina is the world's largest producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, crude and gaz condensate, PP random copolymer, propylene, petrochemistry, Honeywell, Pertamina, Indonesia, Rossiya.
Category:General News
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