Honeywell to automate Shell Martinez refinery’s process controls

Phoenix, AZ—Honeywell recently secured a $5.3-million contract to modernize the Shell Martinez refinery’s Flexicoker unit by installing a new process control system, and providing engineering and construction services.


Phoenix, AZ— Honeywell recently secured a $5.3-million contract to modernize the Shell Martinez refinery’s Flexicoker unit by installing a new process control system, and providing engineering and construction services. The automation project will enable the refinery to upgrade existing controls and maintain plant operations.

Honeywell reports that its automation system includes robust and secure distributed control capabilities to maximize operational efficiency. This open technology reportedly provides sophisticated capabilities, such as multivariable control, batch control, plant-wide history and information management in one unified system, which gives operators real-time access to data they need to make the right business decisions. Honeywell’s project engineering and construction services will further support plant workers, fostering a consistent and reliable operating environment.

'Honeywell is happy to provide Shell with new process control technologies that will give them peace of mind around their operations,' says Jack Bolick, Honeywell Process Solutions’ presdient. 'With Honeywell's technology, Shell is sure to enjoy greater operational agility and continued plant safety and security in the years to come.'

Located in Martinez, CA, the Shell refinery refines and markets gasoline and other petroleum products under the Shell and Texaco brand names.

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