Honeywell aids efficiency at Russian refinery

A control technology from Honeywell Process Solutions is helping a major refinery in Russia improve efficiency and reliability in their gasoline blending process.

Honeywell’s Profit Blend Optimizer software has been deployed at LUKOIL’s gasoline blending facility in Kstovo, Russia. The software is designed specifically for on-line blend reformulation and optimisation, allowing for efficient production of fuels to required specifications.

LUKOIL is one of the leading primary crude oil processing companies in Russia and its Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez refinery uses Honeywell’s Profit Blend Optimizer software to improve process performance.

Alexander Rodionov, HPS Head of Sales in Russia explains that Profit Blend Optimizer, formerly known as OpenBPC, has a significant impact on quality control, improves process, and optimises product processing costs at the LUKOIL facility.

According to Mikhail Shamanin, Head of APC implementation Group, LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez, the Honeywell Profit Blend Optimizer technology was selected since it helps the facility obtain an optimal gasoline blending recipe. Honeywell’s blend property control technology expands the functionality of existing control solutions and allows the refinery to achieve optimal gasoline blending recipes.

He added that the solution offers multiple advantages including flexible implementation, best-in-class functionality and expert consultative support by Honeywell personnel.