Honeywell to install fire & gas detection system at pipeline in Ceyhan

June 16, 2009 – Honeywell has been selected by Tekfen Construction & Installation Co., Inc. to design, configure, install and initiate a new fire and gas detection system at the BTC pipeline terminal in Ceyhan, Turkey.

The BTC pipeline is a crude oil pipeline running from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It connects Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan; Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia; and the port of Ceyhan on the south-eastern coast of Turkey, hence the name BTC pipeline. At 1,768 kilometers (1,099 mi) long, it is the second longest pipeline in the world. The project is funded by a consortium of 11 oil and gas companies and is led by BP Plc.

The new fire and gas detection system will include Honeywell’s Safety Manager and Searchline Excel open path gas detectors, as well as closed-circuit television (CCTV) flame detectors. The system will cover the tank farm, metering and jetty areas at the Ceyhan terminal. Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) also will be installed in the terminal’s central control room and used to monitor all aspects of the system including alarming, event and video recording. In addition, the new fire and gas detection system will be fully integrated with existing automation systems on the BTC pipeline, further increasing plant safety by providing operators with full insight into all gas levels and flame detection, allowing for better decision making.

“Enhancing the safety of a major pipeline requires the right technology and experience in order to keep the process safe and operations on track,” said Naci Erakýn, country leader, Honeywell Process Solutions, Turkey. “Streamlined information, professional project management and effective solutions for the customer all play major roles in addressing the pipeline’s safety. Our solution will help keep the plant operating safely and provide operators with additional information that will help improve the performance of the pipeline.”

Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.
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