Turkey Pipeline to use HPS Control, Safety System

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 01:11 PM gHale

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will provide an integrated control and safety system for the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) in Turkey.

The goal is the provide reliable and safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part of the European Union’s strategy to enhance its energy security. The TANAP system will be able to transport up to 31 billion cubic meters per year of Caspian and nearby regions’ natural gas.

“Honeywell has a long history of working with critical energy projects in Turkey,” said Orhan Genis, president of Honeywell in Turkey and Central Asia. “This important project will help to secure a supply of natural gas not only to this country but across Europe.”

The 1,850-kilometer long TANAP will carry natural gas from Turkey’s eastern border with Georgia to its western border with Greece. According to Eurogas, demand for natural gas in Europe will grow at about 2 percent a year through 2030.

Honeywell will provide the project with integrated control and safety solution products, technology, engineering and support. It includes the distributed control system (DCS), emergency shutdown system (ESD), and a fire and gas solution consisting of safety systems, fire alarm panels, and process and non-process area detectors and devices).

Honeywell’s system integrates all process control and safety systems and automation software under a single unified architecture at TANAP Stations. The system improves operators’ visibility and situational awareness to detect, avoid and respond to incidents that could endanger people, the pipeline or the environment. It will also help TANAP provide uninterrupted supply through the pipeline.

The TANAP project employs:
• Experion PKS (Process Knowledge System) advanced automation platform and software applications.
• Safety Manager, Honeywell’s safety solution, integrates process safety data, applications, system diagnostics and critical control strategies to detect and prevent dangerous conditions. Safety Manager will also give TANAP tools for root-cause analysis to drive improved system performance.
• The XLS80 Fire Alarm Control Panel with an intelligent, flexible design and a user friendly interface.

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