Emerson to digitally automate Fujian Refining and Ethylene Project

Emerson Process Management, has been selected to digitally automate the Fujian Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in Quanzhou City, China. The project is the largest integrated refining and petrochemicals project ever undertaken in China and is expected to startup by 2009. Emerson completed front-end engineering and design in September 2006, and is proceeding with project management, engineering, integration, testing, commissioning and other site services, with work being done out of its Pudong, Shanghai, facility . In addition, Emerson will serve as the Main Instrument and Controls Contractor (MICC) on the project, and will install its PlantWeb digital plant architecture. The PlantWeb installation will include eight DeltaV™ digital automation systems, AMS™ Suite software, safety instrumented system (SIS), fire and gas systems, Rosemount® pressure and temperature transmitters, plus Fisher® digital valve controllers, all utilizing FOUNDATION fieldbus, HART, OPC and Modbus communication technologies, and delivering information to a real-time database. Emerson's PlantWeb digital automation solution will network intelligent field devices and sensors throughout the facilities, collecting and reporting real-time predictive data about the process and instruments and equipment. Operators and maintenance personnel will use this predictive data to optimize performance and to anticipate issues, and correct them before operations are interrupted or shut down. PlantWeb digital architecture is based on an open systems approach that keeps pace with new technologies, enabling customers to preserve the capital investment in their control system. PlantWeb also makes it possible to lower startup and commissioning costs by reducing wiring costs and streamlining device installation, communications verification, and troubleshooting. The Fujian Refining and Ethylene Project will expand the existing refinery at Quanzhou, Fujian Province, from 80,000 bpd to 240,000 bpd. New petrochemical facilities will be constructed, including an 800,000 tpa ethylene steam cracker, an 800,000 tpa polyethylene unit, a 400,000 tpa polypropylene unit, and an aromatics complex to produce 700,000 tpa of paraxylene. A 300,000-tons crude berth and associated utilities will also be built.
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