MOSCOW (MRC) -- Honeywell has announced a partnership with Princeps for petroleum refining supply chain solutions. Honeywell’s expertise in oil and gas planning will add Princeps’ petroleum solutions platform to its offerings to provide customers with industry-leading insights in determining the most profitable ways to operate their plants, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
Honeywell will replace its refining planning software - Refining and Petrochemical Modeling System (RPMS) - by migrating existing customers to Princeps’ leading refining supply chain software covering planning and scheduling, blend and crude optimization in a unique platform. Princeps’ solutions help customers determine their optimal feed and product mix and facilitate scheduling plant-wide operations to optimize their plant profitability.
“Our oil and gas customers in the energy sector face a number of industry challenges, particularly in planning, crude purchasing and investment strategies,” said Stuart Morstead, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Connected Industrial. “Princeps’ innovative software is a pioneer in the industry and will offer better decision support to help our customers adjust their operations to operate more efficiently.”
As RPMS is replaced, Honeywell will provide existing RPMS customers with a seamless migration path to the Princeps’ software solution along with additional future RPMS enhancement and upgrade opportunities. Customers will be able to evaluate multiple production scenarios, dynamically respond to a volatile market and improve their ability to ensure business continuity. Customers benefit operationally from enterprise-level production planning and scheduling that includes eliminating product downgrades, reducing unplanned blends, lowering demurrage and improving quality.
“We are excited about this partnership with Honeywell to bring our software insights to supply, demand, pricing, product specifications, production, and supply asset capabilities,” said Hamid Chehade, CEO of Princeps. “Together we will bring better insights to downstream customers, such as oil refiners and petrochemicals, to run their operations more efficiently and maximize their margins.”
As MRC reported earlier, in May, 2020, Honeywell announced that Enterprise Products Partners L.P. will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology in its second propane dehydrogenation plant, called "PDH 2". Located near Mont Belvieu, Texas, PDH 2 will produce 750,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene as part of Enterprise’s expansion of propylene manufacturing capacity.
Propylene is the main feedstock for the production of polypropylene (PP).
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 978,870 tonnes in January-October 2020 (calculated using the formula: production minus exports plus imports minus producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply of exclusively of PP random copolymer increased.