Honeywell Expands Relationship With Refining NZ

By Chemical Processing Staff

Nov 04, 2015

Honeywell Process Solutions announces a five-year agreement to provide maintenance, support and project delivery to Refining NZ, New Zealand’s sole oil refinery, through the HPS Assurance 360 program. Building on a relationship spanning more than 25 years, Refining NZ selects HPS to provide full lifecycle maintenance for the refinery’s control systems, as well as to migrate the refinery to Honeywell’s process control technology, Experion PKS (Process Knowledge System). Refining NZ is a supplier of refined petroleum products in New Zealand, producing transport fuels including gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel from its refinery north of Auckland.

Refining NZ is the latest to implement the Assurance 360 program, which was launched in 2014. Facilities in South Africa, the North Sea, the United States, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East also use the program, according to Honeywell. Through the Assurance 360 program, Honeywell performance experts provide maintenance and support services on-site, and work to optimize system performance.

In addition to the HPS technologies, Refining NZ has used processes from Honeywell UOP, a licensor of refining process technology, for more than 50 years. These include a fixed-bed reforming unit and the UOP Bensat process to meet high-octane gasoline specifications. In 2005, the facility licensed UOP’s CCR Platforming process to convert low-quality naphtha to high-octane blending components for gasoline and the UOP Chlorsorb process to help meet stringent waste gas specifications.

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