Honeywell Process Solutions will implement a new distributed control system at Angarsk Petrochemical Company, the largest oil refining and petrochemical complex in the Irkutsk region of Eastern Siberia, Russia.

According to a release from Honeywell, the Experion PKS R.410 will simplify operations and improve the process efficiency of the refinery’s delayed coking unit as it extracts fuels from heavy oil residues. The system is part of parent company Rosneft’s company-wide modernization between 2012 and 2020 that will enable the plant’s products to reach the Euro 5 emissions standard and to improve process management, operational safety, downtime risk management, steam and fuel consumption.

“Experion PKS combines an advanced automation platform with innovative software applications, a perfect fit for the Angarsk refining and petrochemical plant,” said Alexander Rodionov, HPS sales leader for Russia. “The operator interface further boosts productivity and safety through a simple intuitive control panel and improvements such as alarm management with alarm tracker functions.”

Commissioned in 1955, Angarsk has a capacity of 80.5 million barrels per year, with products sold domestically and exported. The plant has now produced its first shipment of premium fuel compliant with Euro-5 and is continuing its strategy to increase refining volume and processing depth.

“Experion PKS R.410 is a new dawn in industrial process automation,” said Igor Zverkov, head meteorologist at Angarsk. “Equipping our unit with Experion helped to significantly reduce the operator workload. The system supports critical control functions, improves productivity and prevents accidents that can lead to serious consequences at the production site.”

The DCS integrates with Safety Manager, Honeywell’s safety instrumented system platform that safeguards assets and shares critical safety information with the process control system. The platform helps prevent incidents and minimize impacts by protecting equipment, monitoring for fire and gas leaks, and supporting critical control functions.