Safety specialist HIMA provides all-in-one solution for turbomachinery control
Daqing Petrochemical Company, a regional branch of China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), has chosen the HIMA FlexSILon® TMC solution for safely controlling turbomachines at its gasoline desulfurization plant being built in Daqing City, in China’s Heilongjiang province.
The new gasoline desulfurization plant will help China improve its air quality through the manufacture of low-sulfur gasolines, leading to less-polluting tailpipe emissions. The government requires all motor gasoline to meet China V emission standards. Designed as an expansion of the original 10Mt/a refinery, the desulfurization project is also meant to help Daqing Petrochemical improve its overall competitiveness.
The FlexSILon TMC solution is based on the fully redundant HIMax® platform and is a complete solution for achieving full automation of turbines and compressors. With unified control, regulation and monitoring functions—and the ability to limit overspeed rotation— FlexSILon TMC is a cost-effective alternative to individual components from various manufacturers.
Daqing Petrochemical attributed its selection of the FlexSILon solution to positive experiences with other HIMA products, as well as HIMA’s extensive experience implementing TMC solutions, overall safety expertise and its ability to provide service throughout the system lifecycle.
“We installed several HIMA systems for Safety Instrument System (SIS) in our refinery plant. This is the first time we have used HIMax, and our experience shows that the HIMax system is fast, stable, safe and reliable.”Mr Sun Qiang, E&I Manager
Daqing Petrochemical Company manufactures chemicals, fertilizers, chemical fibers and refined products such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel, lube oil, chemical light oil, fuel oil and solvent oil.