Honeywell to provide operator training system to UOP |

Honeywell to provide operator training system to UOP

PHOENIX, June 16, 2008 – Honeywell Process Solutions and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, will provide simulation software that trains refinery operators how to best run UOP processes used in the production of fuels and petrochemicals.

The UOP Master Simulation Models are an exclusive series of UOP process technology-based operator training systems (OTS) delivered through Honeywell’s UniSim family of process modeling and simulation technology. The UOP Master Simulation Models contain embedded UOP mathematics and kinetics in the UniSim framework, so the simulation environment is as close to real-life refining operations as you can possibly get. UniSim improves plant safety and efficiency by allowing manufacturers to design and test processes before they are implemented in their plants, as well as train operators to use those processes and reduce errors that could lead to plant incidents.

“Many OTS developers are often forced to estimate the mathematical models for patented processes, but the UOP Master Simulation Models have the UOP intellectual property embedded in the software,” said Mark Baker, UOP Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances. “These models are as close as you can possibly get to a real-life refining operation.”

“UniSim has proven an effective tool for improving operator performance, which ultimately leads to a more efficient workforce and better business results,” said Zak Alzein, director of industry marketing for Honeywell Process Solutions. “Because it captures UOP’s extensive process knowledge within UniSim, the UOP Master Simulation Models provide an even more realistic simulation environment.”

Manufacturers from a wide range of industries use UniSim to train operators before new process units are commissioned, or before new processes are implemented in existing plants. Operators also practice start-up and shutdown sequences for plant processes and learn how to sustain unit operation at peak performance levels. The results include safer and more efficient operation and less unplanned downtime.

Honeywell International is a $37 billion 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.

UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell’s Specialty Materials strategic business group.
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