Honeywell Process has been selected by Asia Trans Gas to provide automation and safety technology for the third phase of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline (CACGP) project.

Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager technology, developed by Honeywell, have been selected to manage operations and to help prevent safety problems in a third pipeline as part of CACGP project supplying natural gas from Central Asia to China.

Honeywell Process Solutions Greater China regional general manager Aldous Wong said, "The Honeywell system will increase operators’ access to information and help them make faster, better-informed decisions to promote the integrity and safety of the pipeline."

As a main integration and control software platform for the 530km pipeline, Honeywell’s Experion PKS will provide a complete view of how the pipeline is functioning to operators.

Experion will help improve safety practices such as emergency shutdowns, equipment protection, fire and gas monitoring, and critical control by installing Honeywell’s Safety Manager software into the overall system.

Asia Trans Gas general manager Li Lin said that Asia Trans Gas continue to partner with Honeywell aimed to manage critical pipeline operations efficiently and safely.

"Natural gas from Central Asia plays an important role in providing cleaner energy for China and we expect demand to grow at 8 percent per year," Lin added.

The third pipeline named Line C in the CACGP network will be built in parallel with the existing twin pipelines, Lines A and B which start in Turkmenistan and cut across Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to reach China’s western Xinjiang province.