Honeywell has announced that Kuwait Paraxylene Production Co (KPPC) will use two Honeywell Connected Plant services to improve the performance of its CCR Platforming and aromatics complex, at its Shuaiba petrochemical facility in Safat, Kuwait.
The complex produces paraxylene for plastic fibers and films, said a statement from the company.
KPPC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait Aromatics Company (KARO), a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC), Kuwait National Petroleum Company and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company. As the aromatics unit of PIC, KPPC is one of the region's largest marketers of paraxylene.
KPPC will use Honeywell Connected Plant's process reliability advisor for ongoing monitoring, early event detection and mitigation of performance issues before they become costly, it said.
The company also will use process optimisation advisor, which continuously monitors streaming plant data and applies Honeywell UOP process models to determine the most economical mode of operations. Both services use big-data analytics and machine learning to improve plant operation, it added.
Zak Alzein, vice president for Honeywell UOP's connected performance services business, said: “Both of these services combine plant process data with Honeywell UOP expertise and powerful software to enable our customers to run more reliably and at the top of their plant capabilities.”
“We will be able to identify operational adjustments that provide significant incremental value that KPPC is able to achieve by using these services,” he said.
Honeywell Connected Plant combines the company's unmatched industrial expertise, software and digital technologies to make its customers' operations more reliable, profitable and secure than ever before possible.
Part of connected plant, process reliability advisor leverages Honeywell UOP process models and fault models configured to each operation, finding problems that hamper production, and preventing unplanned shutdowns that can deprive plant operators millions of dollars per year in lost productivity.
Process Optimisation Advisor provides recommendations based on plant-specific information, with actual operating constraints and economic information, providing recommendations that can significantly improve plant profitability, it stated.