Honeywell Manufacturing Execution System Enables South American Refinery to Double Capacity
January 21, 2014
The state-owned oil company of Suriname, Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., will use Honeywell's manufacturing execution system (MES) as part of a major expansion and efficiency project it is planning at the Tout Lui Faut crude oil refinery complex. The project will more than double the refinery's capacity of high-quality diesel, gasoline and fuel oil, greatly reducing the country's dependence on imported fuel products.
Honeywell's MES will help the refinery better manage its production, operations and process visualization using multiple Honeywell-developed applications for data collection, operations planning, execution and monitoring, real-time asset management, electronic maintenance and reliability systems, and production balance.
“With the Honeywell MES solution, our refinery expects to achieve significantly improved operational readiness,” said Rudolf Elias, project director and acting director for Refining and Marketing at Staatsolie. “Honeywell's manufacturing and business applications provide the tools we need, allowing us to optimize workflows, capture knowledge, minimize risks, improve safety, and enhance the performance and agility of our entire operation.”