Technology from Honeywell Process Solutions helping meet energy demand in Guangxi
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will use its technology to help improve operations for Chinaâ€™s long-distance Guangxi liquefied natural gas (LNG) high-pressure pipeline.
A key strategic project of Sinopec Limited and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Guangxi LNG pipeline will play a critical role in optimising Chinaâ€™s energy structure and meeting the demand for natural gas in Guangxi. The project will use HPS gas measurement and equipment and software to measure the flow and pressure in the pipeline.
â€œWe are able to draw upon our experience in long-distance, natural gas high-pressure pipelines to provide expertise to this essential clean energy project,â€ said Aldous Wong, HPS vice president, Greater China. â€œPipelines have challenges that are very different from processing plants since you have to manage an operation that is hundreds or sometimes thousands of miles long. Measurements such as flow and pressure must be accurate and immediately accessible to keep the pipeline operating most efficiently.â€
The pipeline should be completed later this year, and will have a capacity of 8 billion cubic meters of LNG a year and a total length of more than 1,300 miles, from Maoming to Beihai in the Guangxi region. This pipeline will be part of a network that transports natural gas and LNG from as far away as Kazakhstan to China. HPS technology is already being used on all three of the 1,100-mile Central Asia to China pipelines as well as the 5,600-mile West to East II pipeline across China.
The integrated gas measurement technologies provided by Honeywell includes computer software and sensors that measure flow, temperature, pressure and other indicators that are critical to maintain optimum performance throughout the entire long-distance pipeline.