La. refinery converts control system without shutdown

Marathon Oil Corp. has installed new process-control equipment and systems at its Garyville, La., refinery.Migration to the new control system required close cooperation with its primary automation contractor, Honeywell Process Solutions. The refinery staff collaborated with Honeywell's site support specialists to formulate and execute a plan for migration to the next-generation Experion Process Knowledge System without taking the refinery's process units off-line.The project, described in this article, will provide a blueprint for future site migrations.Marathon Oil has extensive refining, marketing, and transportation resources concentrated primarily in the US Midwest, upper Great Plain...

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