Case Study Tüpras Improves Data Management with Uniformance PHD and System Monitor “We are very happy with the Honeywell solutions having attained a solid return on investment in a very short amount of time. The strong determination and excellent communication skills of the team eased to solve the problems we faced.” Kaan Mutluel, IT Manager, Tüpras Izmit Benefits As the largest oil refinery in Turkey, Tüpras İzmit Refinery was looking to improve the accessibility, accuracy and timeliness of data to make better operating decisions and address issues with data integrity. Tüpras implemented Honeywell’s Uniformance® System Monitor to gain information about the network’s health, following the installation of Honeywell’s Uniformance Process History Database (PHD). Reducing manpower costs was one of the key goals for Tüpras. Since implementing Uniformance PHD and System Monitor, the company has saved two hours per technical services engineer per day, and plant supervisors are now able to prepare their monthly reports in one to two hours instead of two days. Tüpras has achieved many additional benefits, including: Data can be gathered from many sources, including third-party systems Data is consolidated into a centralized database so engineers can understand past performance and make improvements Real-time access to data flow and no data loss Ability to maintain large volumes of online data Sensitive data is secured by tag and user role Tüpras Izmit has gained a more organized and reliable method of collecting and managing process control data with Uniformance. The Tüpras İzmit refinery began production in 1961 with an annual capacity to process 1 million tons of crude oil. The company has grown over the years, and in 2007 the İzmit refinery processed 11 million tons of crude oil, achieving 100 Background percent capacity utilization and breaking production records. The Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (Tüpras) is the leading İzmit refinery accrued sales of 11.6 million tons in 2007, oil refining company in the country and seventh largest refiner in Europe. Tüpras runs four oil refineries located at Izmit, Izmir, Kirikkale and Batman, with a combined capacity of 28.1 million metric tons per year. Tüpras cover a wide range of products including LPG, naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, gas oil, domestic and export grade fuel oils, asphalt and lubricant base stocks. indicating an increase of 869,000 tons (8.1 percent) while breaking all-time records for jet fuel, diesel, asphalt and sulfur sales. Tüpras Improves Data Management with Uniformance PHD and System Monitor 2 Challenge Uniformance PHD provides a robust, flexible environment for the The Tüpras Izmit Refinery faced issues with data accessibility collection, storage and analysis of data for Tüpras. Uniformance and accuracy. Each morning the technical services department System Monitor automates many of the repetitive tasks would spend about two hours per engineer visiting each unit to commonly performed by a Uniformance system administrator to manually collect data. Additionally, the integrity of historical data evaluate the health of the system and take appropriate actions. could not be trusted and needed to be manually corrected on a regular basis. Quick access to reliable information and a more PHD’s collector/shadow architecture allows data to be gathered organized method of collecting, storing and managing process from disparate control systems and other sources into a unified control data was needed to stay ahead of the competition. database for long-term storage. The data is shadowed into a single centralized database, allowing Tüpras engineers and plant Solution Tüpras chose Honeywell for its data management solution because of the positive results it had experienced from other Honeywell solutions, including DCS and field instruments. “Honeywell’s team is very experienced and has supported us well throughout the years,” said Kaan Mutluel, IT Manager, Tüpras Izmit. management to analyze performance of the entire operation from a single location. Tüpras first installed Uniformance PHD and then added Uniformance System Monitor to ensure uninterrupted collection of data. System Monitor checks the performance of PHD buffers, while at the same time verifies whether advanced process control applications are running well. Uniformance System Monitor Tüpras implemented Honeywell’s Uniformance PHD, ensures Tüpras’ network health and provides notification to Uniformance System Monitor and Workcenter. Uniformance PHD support personnel – often automating corrective actions when gives Tüpras timely and accurate data to make the right potentially problematic software conditions are detected. operating decisions. The technical services department is able to reach plant data from their computers faster and more accurately than the previous manually intensive collection process. Engineers have access to real-time data and there is no more data loss. “We are now happy with the Honeywell solutions and have attained a return on investment in a relatively short amount of time than expected. We are pleased with the entire Honeywell team that works with us. They are well equipped in all areas and our support is taken very seriously. It gives us great confidence to know that any issues will be resolved quickly and professionally.” commented Mutluel. Uniformance® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc. For More Information ® Learn more about Honeywell’s Uniformance PHD visit our website www.honeywellprocess.com/software or contact your Honeywell account manager. Honeywell Process Solutions Honeywell 1250 West Sam Houston Parkway South Houston, TX 77042 Honeywell House, Arlington Business Park Bracknell, Berkshire, England RG12 1EB UK Shanghai City Centre, 100 Junyi Road Shanghai, China 20051 www.honeywellprocess.com SS-08-38-ENG December 2008 © 2008 Honeywell International Inc.