Honeywell Helps Inpex Satisfy Growing Demand For Natural Gas In Japan

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Honeywell Helps Inpex Satisfy Growing Demand For Natural Gas In Japan

Honeywell’s Experion to Improve Reliability and Safety of INPEX’s Domestic Gas Distribution Network

TOKYO, JAPAN, Nov. 28, 2012 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced that Japan’s INPEX Corporation will implement Honeywell’s Experion® Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) in its new Pipeline Control Center which will process natural gas from domestic and overseas sources for local distribution and consumption.

Experion SCADA will be used to integrate and manage data coming from than 160 monitoring and control stations along a 1,400 km gas distribution network spanning nine prefectures, and also manage the delivery of gas to homes and businesses in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The software’s ability to handle multiple servers and switch over to a standby server in case of failures will enable INPEX to continue operations safely and without disruption in the event of equipment or system failures. 

INPEX manages the production of natural gas from Minami-Nagaoka, the field which accounts for about 40% of Japan’s total natural gas production. With the growing demand for natural gas in Japan ranging between 2.5 to 3.0 billion cubic meters (m3) annually, INPEX plans to tap gas from overseas to supplement the domestic demand. The company’s new liquefied natural gas terminal and Pipeline Control Center in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture will support this plan and become operational in 2014.

“Our solutions support INPEX’s vision of a robust and sustainable business as it grows and expands around the world,” said Marc Kroll, sales director, Japan, Honeywell Process Solutions. “With Honeywell technology, INPEX has the ability to meet growing demands, strengthen its network and better serve its customers and businesses.”   

 For further information about Honeywell industrial automation solutions, visit www.honeywellprocess.com

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