INPEX upgrades control systems to improve natural gas distribution in Japan

Utility to implement Honeywell’s Experion SCADA and PKS platforms to improve reliability and safety of its domestic gas distribution network.

12/31/2012


Japan’s INPEX Corporation will implement Honeywell’s Experion Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) in its new pipeline control center which will process natural gas from domestic and overseas sources for local distribution and consumption.

Experion SCADA will be used to integrate and manage data coming from than 160 monitoring and control stations along a 1,400 km gas distribution network spanning nine prefectures, and also manage the delivery of gas to homes and businesses in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The software’s ability to handle multiple servers and switch over to a standby server in case of failures will enable INPEX to continue operations safely and without disruption in the event of equipment or system failures. 

INPEX manages natural gas production from Minami-Nagaoka, the field which accounts for about 40% of Japan’s total natural gas production. With the growing demand for natural gas in Japan ranging between 2.5 to 3.0 billion cubic meters annually, INPEX plans to tap gas from overseas to supplement domestic demand. The company’s new liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline control center in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture will support this plan and become operational in 2014.

“Our solutions support INPEX’s vision of a robust and sustainable business as it grows and expands around the world,” said Marc Kroll, sales director, Japan, Honeywell Process Solutions. “With Honeywell technology, INPEX has the ability to meet growing demands, strengthen its network and better serve its customers and businesses.”

Honeywell Process Solutions

www.honeywellprocess.com

http://www.inpex.co.jp/english/index.html



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Save energy with automation; Process control system upgrades; Dispelling controll myths; Time-sensitive networking; Control system integration; Road to IANA
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
click me