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Honeywell technology used at Secunda refinery

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Secunda Synfuels Operations, an operating division of Sasol South Africa Ltd, will use a Honeywell Connected Plant service to monitor the operating reliability of its two Honeywell UOP CCR PlatformingTM units at its refinery in Secunda, South Africa.

Sasol will use the Honeywell Connected Plant Process Reliability Advisor, which provides performance analysis and recommendations by streaming plant data through Honeywell UOP fault models. The service will help the plant run smoothly by monitoring unit performance and providing early event detection and mitigating issues before they become costly.

Honeywell Connected Plant is a suite of applications that delivers higher levels of safety, reliability, efficiency and profitability. These solutions turn data into actionable insight to optimise operations, predict plant failures and eliminate unplanned downtime.

Process Reliability Advisor gives refineries and petrochemical and gas processing plants unprecedented visibility into their operations so their staff can quickly resolve processing issues that avoid detection and hamper production. It also helps plants avoid unplanned downtime for maintenance and repair that can cost millions of dollars per year in lost productivity.

Honeywell also offers Process Optimization Advisor – a service that continuously monitors streaming plant data and applies Honeywell UOP process models to help refiners determine which combination of products will be most profitable, as prices for those products change from day to day.

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