Honeywell's Assurance 360 Maintains Control Systems for World's Largest Coal-to-Liquid Plant
February 18, 2015
In a new five-year agreement with Sasol Synthetic Fuels and Chemicals Plant, Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will provide comprehensive services and support for the control systems of the world's largest coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant through its new Assurance 360 Services program.
HPS will support Sasol's synthetic fuels and chemicals complex in Secunda, South Africa, providing diagnostic system monitoring, automated incident management, technical assistance, parts management, site-based support and ongoing system upgrades for the facility.
The Secunda facility converts coal into synthetic crude oil to produce fuels and a broad range of chemicals. It is one of the largest users of Honeywell automation technologies, which are used to control and monitor operations.
“Assurance 360 is a game-changer for services support in the industrial processing industry,” said John Rudolph, vice president of Honeywell Process Solutions. “Performance metrics are defined at the beginning of the program and the results directly impact the contract. In essence, the plant's success is our success. Assurance 360 will give Sasol peace of mind knowing that its critical control systems will not only be maintained as with traditional service agreements, but also keep them updated and supported.”