Honeywell to automate Finland's first Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminal

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

Honeywell announced it will provide its Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) automation controls and tank gauging systems for Finland's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal to efficiently supply natural gas to marine vessels and industrial facilities in Finland, helping to replace other fuels that have higher emissions.

The cleaner-burning natural gas will help these vessels and facilities meet emissions regulations in the Baltic Sea and Nordics. Honeywell technology is currently being used in about 40 similar LNG import and export terminals around the world.

Additionally, Honeywell's Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) will connect and power comfort, safety and security systems within the terminal itself, creating a productive environment for workers. With tight integration between Experion PKS and EBI, operators will have one interface to access and manage all process and facility technology, which improves site-wide visibility and efficiency.

"Honeywell's technologies offer Skangas Oy an all-in-one solution that will help make their new facility efficient and productive from day one," said Pieter Krynauw, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions' Projects and Automation Solutions business unit. "This fully integrated technology will help the terminal maximize its operations with accurate and on time information, precise measuring technologies, safety and security."

This will be the third LNG terminal for Skangas, one of the largest suppliers of small-scale LNG in the Nordic countries. The company operates similar facilities in Sweden and Norway to provide customers with natural gas for shipping, industrial and heavy-duty land transport needs. The Pori LNG terminal will have a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters and will be completed in the second half of 2016. Honeywell's tank gauging systems will be used on tanks provided through the Spanish engineering company FCC Industrial E. Infraestructuras Energeticas S.A.U.

"Demand for LNG in Finland continues to rise for industrial, shipping and heavy-duty land transport companies," said Tommy Mattila, Sales and Marketing director, Skangas. "It is critical that this terminal operates at the highest level of efficiency."

Honeywell technologies that will be used at the facility include:

  • • Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS), the heart of the Integrated Control and Safety Systems (ICSS), which offers more than traditional distributed control systems (DCS) by unifying people with process, business requirements and asset management by enabling integration of all process control, safety systems and automation software.
  • • Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) is a building management system that provides a single point of access to information and resources that help monitor, control and protect a facility. EBI will connect fire detection, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, and heating and cooling equipment at the new Skangas Oy terminal, and seamlessly share data with Experion PKS.
  • • Terminal Manager automates all operations at a bulk liquid terminal, including key monitoring and controlling functions such as product receipt, gate access control and loading.
  • • Safety Manager integrates process safety data, applications, system diagnostics and critical control strategies, and executes defined safety applications in a fully redundant architecture.
  • • SmartRadar FlexLine is one of Honeywell's portfolio of high-end radar tank gauges for the assessment of tank contents, tank inventory control and tank farm management.
  • • Portable Enraf Terminal is a portable device that enables access and reading of Honeywell Enraf tank gauges regardless of weather or operating conditions.