Blending and movement automation

for the oil and gas industry

  • Blending and movement automation
    Blending and movement automation

Major oil and gas industry firms around the world are using the Blending and Movement Automation solution BMA R400.1 to improve safety, reliability and operational performance. Recent projects include refinery off-sites, terminals and large tank farms.

Blending and movement automation (BMA R400.1) applications provide complete planning, execution, and performance monitoring of refinery and terminal blending and movement operations, and integrate with either Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) or other vendors’ distributed control systems (DCS). BMA applications help to ensure that off-site facilities operate more efficiently, with improved safety and reliability.

“With applications installed at hundreds of sites globally, representing over 25 percent of the world’s refining capacity, Honeywell is the leader in off-sites management,” said Sanjit Shewale, global business leader-off-sites management for Honeywell Process Solutions. “Over the past year, Honeywell’s BMA global project sales have been very strong. These projects encompass both new and expanding refinery blending applications and demonstrate significant growth in movement automation as companies seek improved safety and reliability of off-sites operations.”

Honeywell has over 30 recently-completed and in-progress BMA projects worldwide. The customers represent broad segments of the BMA sector in every region of the globe, and range from major oil refiners to mid-size refiners and independent operators.

“The newest release of BMA R400.1 supports Honeywell’s continued growth in the BMA sector by helping customers improve their off-sites performance through more profitable blending meeting all specifications, as well as safer, more reliable movements that reduce incidents and improve supply chain execution to take advantage of changing business opportunities,” Shewale said.

BMA R400.1 includes an enhanced blend optimization capability, new basic ratio control and blend performance monitoring capabilities, integrated tank quality monitoring and small-scale support for movement automation, and improved ease of use and maintenance. It also reduces total lifecycle costs through integration with wireless solutions, and improves the robustness of the solution. Through tight integration with Experion PKS, BMA R400.1 delivers flexible and efficient movement of materials through the complex piping inherent in a tank farm.