Invensys Process Systems has successfully completed an automation project in a major expansion of the Samsung Total petrochemical complex in Daesan, Korea.
The process revamp included an overhaul of the ethyl benzene (EB) and styrene monomer (SM) units at the complex. The Invensys project scope included automation replacement and expansion with Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS), and the implementation of a Triconex emergency shutdown (ESD) system, both supported by extensive technical design, engineering, and implementation services.
The EB and SM unit expansion project was accomplished while the Samsung Total petrochemical complex continued to be functional. The new automation helped to increase capacity from 670,000 tpa to 870,000 tpa, in the styrene monomer unit, while reducing costs and increasing competitiveness.