Honeywell Process Solutions’ automation and safety technology has been selected for the third phase of a pipeline project supplying natural gas from Central Asia to China. Asia Trans Gas selected Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager technology to manage operations and to help prevent safety problems in a third pipeline to be built as part of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline (CACGP) project.

The same Honeywell technology is currently in use in the first two pipelines of the project, which are already in operation.

Honeywell’s Experion PKS will be the main integration and control software platform for the 530-kilometer pipeline, which aims to give operators a complete view of how the pipeline is functioning.

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The Safety Manager software will help supplement Experion’s ability for safety practices, such as emergency shutdowns, equipment protection, fire and gas monitoring, and critical control.

The third pipeline in the CACGP network, 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.

The existing main control center (MCC), which currently controls lines A and B, will be upgraded and become the control center for all three lines, leveraging Honeywell’s Distributed System Architecture (DSA).