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IPS completes automation revamp at Samsung Total

FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS USA - AUGUST 6, 2007 - Invensys Process Systems completed its automation project in a major expansion of the Samsung Total petrochemical complex in Daesan, Chungnam Province, 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.

"We are very happy with Invensys Korea for their professional engineering support, dedication, and rapid response to our requirements," said Yae, Byungkook, Samsung Total EB/SM Expansion Project Manager. "As a result, we were able to complete this work within the project schedule."

The EB and SM unit expansion project, now up and running, was accomplished while the Samsung Total petrochemical complex continued to run, which added to the engineering challenges. "Further, in response to a change in the SM process reactor technology, Invensys Korea engineers created an integrated control network and operator interface that helped increase overall productivity," said Kim, Heung II, Samsung Total project engineer. "For example, in the styrene monomer unit, the new automation helped to increase capacity from 670,000 TPY to 870,000 TPY, while reducing costs and increasing our competitiveness."

About Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co.
Samsung Total operates a large petrochemical complex, consisting of a naphtha cracking center (NCC) with 15 plants, at Daesan, in Korea's Chungnam Province. Output ranges from olefins to polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene, to base petrochemicals such as styrene monomer. The complex also produces byproduct fuels, solvents and other downstream petrochemicals used in everyday life. Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co. is using advanced technology to strengthen its competitive position, allowing them to offer top quality products and unique services to global markets.

About Invensys
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world's largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.
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