PetroChina to modernize and optimize refineries


Beijing, China —The Asia-Pacific region’s largest oil company, PetroChina Co., has selected Honeywell Inc. to implement a planning system project at 11 of its refining and petrochemical facilities throughout northern China. Honeywell will install an Advanced Planning System (APS) to help PetroChina optimize crude oil selection, production distribution and plant production.

“The Honeywell APS system will have a widespread positive impact on our entire operation,” said Gu Xuejing, deputy general manager, Department of Technology and Information, PetroChina Co. The APS program is part of PetroChina’s IT Master Program, which aims to modernize PetroChina’s operations of both up-stream oil production and down-stream refining and petrochemical production.

Under terms of the agreement, Honeywell will provide PetroChina with its Refinery and Petrochemical Modeling System (RPMS ), a tool that prepares an optimal production plan for a processing plant or unit based on current inventories, raw material supply and distribution of finished products. The RPMS modeling system includes advanced modeling capabilities that provide mixed integer programming, innovative property tracking techniques for multi-period models, fast recursions and streamlined recursion property calculation techniques. With RPMS, planners can integrate all of the constraints that affect their plan, using data from a variety of sources, to quickly and accurately develop the optimal solution.
Honeywell, with a presence in China dating from 1935, has key facilities in major cities such as Shanghai, KaiPing, and ShenZhen, and continues to expand.

PetroChina is one of the largest companies in the People’s Republic of China. It is engaged in a broad range of activities related to petroleum and natural gas, including: the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas; the refining, transportation and marketing of crude oil and petroleum products; the production and sale of chemical products; and the transmission, marketing and sale of natural gas.

— Richard Phelps, senior editor, Control Engineering

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