Emerson to automate two new glass plants in China
A core component of PlantWeb architecture, Emersons DeltaV digital automation systems will power the Smart Plant operation with the most advanced automation technology in the glass industry. In addition to installation savings, the PlantWeb architecture with FOUNDATION fieldbus is expected to improve product output and quality through digital reliability and functionality, highly accurate measurements, and advanced diagnostics from the intelligent field devices.
Zhejiang Changxing Glass is investing RMB800 million ($115 million USD) in its new plant, which went into operation in March, 2008. This plant has a designed capacity of 450 tons per day of float glass to meet the rising demand for building materials created by Chinas ongoing construction boom. The Zhejiang Pinghu plant is expected to produce 500 tons of ultra-thin glass per day, starting in June 2008, from a total investment of RMB600 ($86 million USD). Ultra-thin glass is used for LEDs and other electronics applications
Emerson was chosen as our main instrument supplier to take advantage of its advanced fieldbus technology, high quality products, and the excellent integration capabilities of Emersons technical personnel, according to Zhejiang Changxing Project Manager Yang Kuang. In addition to project and commissioning advantages, we expect digital automation to give us sustained operations and maintenance advantages.
In addition to the DeltaV automation systems for each plant, Emerson is supplying smart Rosemount temperature and pressure transmitters, Fisher control valves equipped with FIELDVUE digital valve controllers, and its AMS Suite predictive maintenance software.
Diagnostic data produced by the smart field instruments is accessed over the fieldbus networks by AMS Device Manager which maintains a complete device database, processes acquired information, presents it in graphical format for use by both maintenance and operating personnel, and automatically documents interaction with field devices. This software will be useful during instrument commissioning. Using it as a means of communicating with the field instruments, technicians will spend as much as two-thirds less time for commissioning than with time-consuming conventional procedures. Beyond commissioning, AMS Device Managers predictive diagnostics will improve plant availability and performance.
We are pleased that our advanced technologies, excellent engineering and integration capabilities in China, and reputation for post-sales support enabled our selection to participate in these landmark projects, commented Mike Train, president of Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific. We are committed to delivering the same process manufacturing advantages to these customers as we have done in our many installations in China.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Bristol, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses.
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