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Honeywell Selected by Idemitsu Kosan to Modernize Automation System at Refining and Petrochemical Complex

Press release date: April 18, 2013

Experion Process Knowledge System to improve safety, reliability and efficiency

TOKYO, JAPAN -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced that Idemitsu Kosan has selected Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to modernize the integrated control room at its Tokuyama Refining and Petrochemical Complex to promote operational efficiency, safety and reliability.

Idemitsu Kosan, one of Japan’s largest refining and petrochemical companies, is modernizing its control systems, adopting global best practices and business applications that can be added onto the Experion architecture quickly and with minimal disruption to operations. As a part of this modernization effort, the company will deploy Abnormal Situations Management, alarm management, and cyber-security solutions.

“Honeywell is committed to helping Idemitsu Kosan’s drive for sustainability,” said Marc Kroll, sales director Japan, Honeywell Process Solutions. “With Experion PKS, disparate data across various facilities are integrated into a unified automation system. This approach enables Idemitsu Kosan to attain greater operational and business efficiencies in its operations.”

“This modernization project will give us greater effectiveness and efficiency as we work to meet Japan’s need for energy diversification,” said Takashi Matsushita, Executive Officer, General Manager of Manufacturing Technology Department, Idemitsu Kosan. “With this solution in place, the Tokuyama plant will be able to attain high global standards of safety, reliability, efficiency and sustainability.”

The implementation of Experion PKS began in late 2012 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. In selecting Experion PKS, Idemitsu Kosan is among many of the world’s largest oil, gas and petrochemical companies using Honeywell solutions. For further information about Honeywell industrial automation solutions, visit

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