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Honeywell to Provide Control System for Refinery Project in Sweden

By Chemical Processing staff

Nov 05, 2013

Preem AB selected Honeywell to modernize one of Europe's largest refineries with Honeywell's enhanced high-performance process manager (EHPM) industrial process controllers.

The project at the Preemraf Lysekil refinery in southern Sweden is expected to extend the life of the existing control system at the refinery. Preem AB, the country's largest oil producer, will use the enhanced high-performance process manager to as much as triple the capacity of the refinery's existing controllers.

Preem AB has an annual refining capacity of more than 18 million metric tons, accounting for 75 percent of refining capacity in Sweden and about one-third of the entire Nordic region.

Preem AB is the largest supplier of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel in Sweden, with a sulfur content of less than 5 ppm (parts per million), significantly lower than the Euro 4 requirement of 50 ppm, according to the company.

The upgrade is scheduled to be completed before the end of the year.

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