Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions today announced it will upgrade process control and alarm management systems at the Molikpaq platform on the Sakhalin shelf, Russia, to improve safety, reliability and operational efficiency.
The Molikpaq platform, owned by Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. Ltd., celebrated its 15-year anniversary in September 2013. The platform produces 48,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
“Offshore production is associated with a number of risks to workers, the environment and efficient processes, and demands systems that meet the highest reliability, safety and durability standards,” said Frank Whitsura, vice president, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Our innovative solutions are designed to meet the requirements needed to operate in harsh environmental conditions and help our partners to improve their operational and cost efficiencies.”
The Molikpaq platform was installed northeast of Sakhalin, 16 kilometers offshore, at a depth of 30 meters. In the winter, the temperature, including the wind chill, can be as cold as 70 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
To modernize the process control system and improve safety at the facility, Honeywell will implement the latest version of its Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS), which will be extended by the new C300 controller including Foundation Fieldbus license. By enabling unified access to process control, production management and asset management, the distributed control system will help to improve efficiency and profitability, reduce total cost of ownership while helping the facility achieve optimum production of oil.
In addition, Honeywell will install its DynAMoTM Alarm Suite, which leverages more than 20 years of alarm management experience in the process industries, and can help users reduce overall alarm count by as much as 80 percent, identify maintenance issues, and increase visibility of critical alarms that require urgent attention.
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