CHINA: Sinopec Maoming Co. selects Honeywell to rejuvenate, improve performance

Honeywell said its Profit Suite R400 process optimization software will be deployed at two of Maoming's ethylene crackers, "helping to improve plant performance by increasing energy efficiency, improving flexibility of its operations, and maximizing the plants' yield of high-value products.” The two plants have been operating for more than 50 years and currently produce 1-million t/y of petrochemicals, Honeywell noted.

Maoming Co. Deputy Chief Engineer He Lijian added: "We want to establish this project as a benchmark for other similar facilities within the Sinopec Group. Using this Honeywell solution, Maoming Co. is expecting an increase in production that would improve our profitability by more than USD 6-million per year.”

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 18 Nov 2013(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)