Honeywell to help process monitoring at Romanian refinery

Honeywell announced that OMV Petrom S.A. will use Honeywell Connected Plant to provide prescriptive monitoring of its CCR Platforming unit at its Petrobrazi refinery in Ploiesti, Romania. The CCR Platforming process upgrades low-value naphtha into high-octane gasoline and aromatics.

OMV will use the Honeywell Connected Plant's Process Insight Reliability Advisor to continuously feed plant data through Honeywell UOP process and fault models, and to provide performance information and process recommendations. Honeywell's Reliability Advisor will help the plant mitigate issues that impact production and plant profitability by detecting and analyzing problems before they occur.

As part of Honeywell's Connected Plant portfolio, Reliability Advisor works to give refineries, petrochemical and gas processing plants greater visibility into their operations, helping identify and resolve problems that often avoid detection and hamper production.

Bucharest-based OMV Petrom is an integrated oil and gas company. It is the largest producer of crude oil in Romania and provides nearly half of Romania's domestic natural gas. The company's Petrobrazi refinery near Ploiesti has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons per year.

About Honeywell

Honeywell UOP is an international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions