Honeywell, Process Automation, Energy, Ethylene, Petrochemicals

Honeywell will provide Sinopec Maoming Company business management and automation technology designed to help improve operational performance at aging petrochemical plants in Guangdong Province, China.

Honeywell’s Profit Suite R400 process optimization software will be deployed at two of Maoming Company’s ethylene-cracking facilities with the aim of improving plant performance by increasing energy efficiency, enabling flexibility of its operations, and maximizing the plants’ yield of high-value products.

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The plants have been in operation for more than 50 years and currently produce 1 million tons of petrochemicals a year.

“Although new petrochemical plants are being built, globally the petrochemical industry is a mature industry, with many plants having been in operation for decades,” said Aldous Wong, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Process Solutions, China. “Honeywell’s process optimization solutions can breathe new life into these aging plants, boosting profitability by increasing throughput and yields, improving product quality, and reducing costs.”