Honeywell garners safety deal for plant

Friday, June 4, 2010 @ 05:06 PM gHale

In an effort to transform operational safety at its ethylene plant, Noretyl AS named Honeywell to lead the effort.
The scope of work includes the immediate installation of four safety manager systems and three redundant C300 controllers at the Rafnes, Norway plant. Honeywell will also provide local services and support and in time will replace all the plant’s remaining, safety systems.
The project includes integrating the plant’s existing Honeywell distributed control system (DCS) with Safety Manager, which has a diagnostic coverage of 99.99% and can simultaneously process multiple Safety Integrity Functions (SIFs) that require up to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3). This approach will give Noretyl operators one common user interface across both systems, helping them more quickly see and understand critical situations. Maintenance costs should reduce as Noretyl uses a single supplier for the DCS and safety systems. Additionally, the system is easier and more intuitive to operate.
The Rafnes plant manufactures 550,000 tons of ethylene and 80,000 tons propylene every year. INEOS, the world’s third largest chemicals company, owns Noretyl.

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