USA: Digital Refinery Honeywell Supplies Digital Solution to Flint Hills Refinery
Flint Hills Resources will use the Honeywell's software platform 'Connected Plant Process Reliability Advisor' to provide ongoing monitoring of the refinery's CCR Processes.
Des Plaines/USA — Process Reliability Advisor works by continuously feeding plant data through Honeywell UOP process and fault models to provide key performance information and process recommendations. According to the supplier, this platform helps plants run more smoothly and detects problems before they happen to mitigate issues that impact production and plant profitability.
"Process Reliability Advisor is unique because it applies Honeywell UOP's deep troubleshooting experience and proprietary models to recommend corrective operational adjustments far sooner than has ever been possible before," said Zak Alzein, vice president for Honeywell UOP's Connected Performance Services business. "As a result, it can help plants run at the top of their capability."
As part of Honeywell's Connected Plant portfolio, Process Reliability Advisor gives refineries, petrochemical and gas processing plants greater visibility into their operations, the company says.
"Flint Hills chose Process Reliability Advisor because it enables them to apply Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions for data management and analytics to their operations," Alzein said. "This service can tie plant data to the right domain knowledge to gain new insights to improve operational reliability."
Honeywell also offers Process Optimization Advisor, which continuously monitors streaming plant data and applies Honeywell UOP process models to determine the economic optimization.
Based in Wichita, Flint Hills Resources is an independent company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, one of the largest private companies in America. Flint Hills Resources' three refineries have a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 600,000 barrels per day.