wins contract with Saudi-European petrochemical company
Posted: 19 May 2004
Honeywell technology to improve profitability at plant
in Arabian Gulf
Honeywell announced it received a contract with Saudi-European
petrochemical company SABIC Ibn Zahr for an automation project at
a facility in Al-Jubail, an industrial city in the Arabian gulf.
The project involves the implementation of advanced process control
solutions on two Unipol polypropylene units.
Honeywell Profit NLC is ideally suited for polymer applications
and delivers many benefits, including improvement in plant throughput
during periods of high polymer demand and plant constraints; reduction
in grade transition times and process upsets; and increased operational
"We chose Honeywell for this project because they understand
our business, our objectives, and our many different needs,"
said Mazyad Al-Khaldi, Technical General Manager at SABIC Ibn Zahr.
"Honeywell technology will improve our operations by making
us more efficient and will enable us to better serve our customers
in the end." Honeywell Profit NLC is a unique control and optimization
solution designed specifically for the polymer industry. It controls
nonlinear processes in both process gains and process dynamics.
A rigorous process model describes process equipment geometry and
chemical kinetics, and eliminates the need to step-test the plant.
This model also combines the advantages of reliable multivariable
control and optimization of on-line process and dynamic off-line
simulation for new product grades.
Profit NLC can be applied to Dow Unipol and other licensed technologies,
such as, Basell Spheripol, Chevron Phillips Chemical Bulk Loop,
BP Innovene and Catalytic Autoclave reactor.
"Honeywell is committed to providing long-term support to
SABIC," said Zak Alzein, Global Business Director of Petrochemicals
and Chemicals for Honeywell Process Solutions. "We'll continue
to deliver high quality products and services that meet their changing
needs in the future."
This agreement continues the longstanding relationship between
Honeywell — as Honeywell Turki Arabia Ltd. (HTAL) —
and SABIC in the Middle East.
Honeywell has worked on automation projects for a number of SABIC
affiliates over the past 20 years in Saudi Arabia, and has earned
a reputation as a leading supplier of advanced process control solutions
and comprehensive services for the chemical industry. Headquartered
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, SABIC is one of the largest petrochemical
companies in the world. Its strategic business units include basic
chemicals, intermediates, polyolefins, PVC and Polyester, fertilizers
and metals. SABIC Ibn Zahr is an affiliate of SABIC and produces
polypropylene and fuel additive MTBE.
Honeywell International is a $23 billion diversified technology
and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace
products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes
and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals;
fibers; and electronic and advanced materials.
Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on
the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is
one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average
and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
For additional information see www.honeywell.com
Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and
Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and
service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support
regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments
in homes, buildings and industry.
For more information see www.acs.honeywell.com
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