Honeywell to Improve Operations for Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline In China

Guangxi_In-storyHoneywell technology will help improve operations for China’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 optimizing China’s energy structure and meeting the demand for natural gas in Guangxi. The project will use Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) gas measurement and equipment and software to measure the flow and pressure in the pipeline.

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. These include:

  • Ultrasonic Flowmeters: To measure natural gas for custody transfer applications, which require high reliability, excellent metering certainty and repeatability.
  • Flow Computers: To perform parallel calculations of compressibility according to all established methods, including GERG 88 S, AGA 8 and AGA NX 19.
  • SmartLine® Temperature and Pressure transmitters: Industry's first modular and most reliable transmitter, which deliver value across the entire plant lifecycle.

“We are able to draw upon our experience in long-distance, natural gas high-pressure pipelines to provide expertise to this essential clean energy project,” said Aldous Wong, HPS vice president, Greater China. “Pipelines 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.”

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