October 26, 2020

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Pertamina to use Honeywell Forge Process Advisor at Cilacap Refinery

Honeywell today announced that Pertamina (Persero) will use Honeywell Forge Process Advisor to maintain high operational reliability of crude oil upgrading processes at its Cilacap refinery in Central Java, Indonesia.

Honeywell Forge Process Advisor is a cloud-based service that continually analyzes plant data to provide operations staff with recommendations that can enhance the reliability of specific industrial processes. It can improve plant efficiency, safety performance and profitability, and help avoid plant failures and unplanned production downtime.

The service continuously feeds plant data through Honeywell UOP process and fault models to provide key performance information and process recommendations, helping plants run more smoothly and detecting operational problems before they can seriously affect production and plant profitability.

“Pertamina chose this technology to ensure high performance of its operations,” said Budi Santoso Syarif, Deputy CEO of Kilang Pertamina International. “This will help our personnel work more efficiently by understanding factors affecting production, and by implementing this advanced technology, we hope it will boost our profitability.”

“Honeywell Forge Process Advisor is unique in the industry because it relies on UOP’s vast library of operational data, proprietary process models and deep troubleshooting experience,” said Sunil Pandita, chief commercial officer of Honeywell Connected Enterprise. “This allows the service to provide near-real time recommendations that can keep plants running as smoothly and profitably as possible.”

Pertamina will use the technology on a resid FCC unit to ensure high performance of its heavy oil upgrading processes. Fluid Catalytic Cracking, or FCC, converts heavier low-value residual oil into more valuable smaller-chain molecules suitable for making clean-burning fuels and petrochemicals. The company also will use Honeywell Forge Asset Performance Manager for continuous monitoring and performance recommendations of key equipment associated with the FCC unit, and Honeywell Forge Corrosion Advisor, which estimates the corrosion rate of refinery equipment.

UOP has worked with Pertamina for nearly 50 years, licensing technologies to the company’s Plaju, Dumai, Cilicap, Balikpapan, Balongan, and Kasim refineries.

Pertamina is a state-owned oil and natural gas corporation based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The company is active in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, with total refining capacity 1 million barrels per day.

Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com) is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com), a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.  For more news and information on Honeywell, visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

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