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Honeywell keeps gas flowing through Turkey

Steve Rogerson
December 7, 2016
Honeywell Process Solutions is providing an integrated control and safety system for the strategically important Tanap trans-Anatolian natural gas pipeline in Turkey.
The system will ensure reliable and safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part of the European Union's strategy to enhance its energy security. Tanap will be able to transport up to 31 billion cubic metres per year of Caspian and nearby regions' natural gas.
"Honeywell has a long history of working with critical energy projects in Turkey," said Orhan Genis, president of Honeywell in Turkey and Central Asia. "This important project will help to secure a supply of natural gas not only to this country but across Europe."
The 1850km long Tanap will carry natural gas from Turkey's eastern border with Georgia to its western border with Greece. According to Eurogas, demand for natural gas in Europe will grow at about two per cent a year till 2030.
"Honeywell's integrated solutions will enable Tanap to detect and resolve operational issues early, enhancing reliability for this important project," said Pieter Krynauw, vice president and general manager for Honeywell’s projects and automation business. "Honeywell provides automation controls and safety for almost 94,000 miles of natural gas and liquid pipelines, including many of the world's longest systems."
The Texas-based company will provide the project with integrated control and safety products, technology, engineering and support. It includes the distributed control system (DCS), emergency shutdown system (ESD), and a fire and gas system consisting of safety systems, fire alarm panels, and a full range of process and non-process area detectors and devices.
The system integrates all process control and safety systems and automation software under a single unified architecture at Tanap stations. It improves operators' visibility and situational awareness to detect, avoid and respond to incidents that could endanger people, the pipeline or the environment. It will also help Tanap provide uninterrupted supply through the pipeline.
The project employs some of Honeywell's leading technologies including the Experion PKS process knowledge system advanced automation platform and software applications to help improve business performance and peace of mind. Drawing on data from across the pipeline, it helps operators make fast effective decisions to improve safety, reliability and efficiency.
Honeywell's Safety Manager integrates process safety data, applications, system diagnostics and critical control strategies to detect and prevent dangerous conditions. As well as automatic, safe emergency shutdown, Safety Manager will also give Tanap tools for root-cause analysis to drive improved system performance.
The XLS80 fire alarm control panel has an intelligent, flexible design and a user-friendly interface for high safety standards and reliability.