Control Systems / Automation & IT

Honeywell Supports Sasol CTL Plant Through Assurance 360

By Chemical Processing Staff

Feb 20, 2015

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) provides comprehensive services and support for Sasol’s synthetic fuels and chemicals complex in Secunda, South Africa through its new Assurane 360 Services program, including diagnostic system monitoring, automated incident management, technical assistance, parts management, site-based support and ongoing system upgrades. The Secunda facility converts coal into synthetic crude oil to produce fuels and a broad range of chemicals.

Honeywell’s Assurance 360 services are multi-year cooperative service arrangements to maintain, support and optimize the performance of Honeywell control systems regardless of the industry or size of operations. The services focus on system performance and outcomes while allowing users to focus on operations, according to Honeywell. HPS has provided process automation technology and field equipment to many of Sasol’s facilities for more than 35 years, including the initial installations at the then Sasol II and Sasol III complexes in Secunda, South Africa.

In addition to HPS technologies, Honeywell’s UOP, which licenses technology to the refining, petrochemicals, gas processing and major manufacturing industries, supplies technology and ongoing support to Sasol Synfuels. Sasol licenses a number of technologies, including the UOP Benfield process to treat syngas, and the UOP CCR Platforming process to produce high-octane gasoline blending components.

Assurance 360 offers two levels of support to meet different user needs. Assurance 360 Optima offers dedicated resources for preventive and corrective maintenance, replacement parts in the event of a failure, system updates, cyber security tools and servers, and pre-defined risk sharing if the site experiences either a loss of control or loss of view due to covered system failures. Assurance 360 Performa provides oversight on all aspects of system management through visualization, planning and targeted support when needed.

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