Emerson Expands PlantWeb Installation for Alexandria Carbon Black in Egypt

  • March 14, 2006
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News
AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 14, 2006) -- Emerson Process Management has recently completed the installation and startup of PlantWeb digital plant architecture with FOUNDATION fieldbus technology on a fourth production line at the Alexandria Carbon Black Company (ACBC). The company, Egypt's only manufacturer of carbon black, installed the new line to meet increased demand for its carbon black products which are used in the manufacture of tires, rubber products, plastics, inks, dyes and paints.The Alexandria Carbon Black Company is the fastest growing carbon black producer in the world with over 90% of production being exported to companies that include Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Dunlop and Continental Tire. The new installation follows the similarly successful automation at the third production line at the plant. PlantWeb has enabled reduced engineering and installation costs, improved product consistency, and lower maintenance costs.PlantWeb Services from Emerson included engineering, installation, project management and startup. The PlantWeb solution includes five DeltaVT digital automation system workstations that use FOUNDATION fieldbus digital communications protocol to communicate with intelligent field devices from Emerson, including RosemountR 3051 Smart pressure transmitters and Model 848T temperature products, Micro MotionR Coriolis flow meters and FisherR valves with Fisher FIELDVUER digital valve controllers. Emerson's AMST Suite: Intelligent Device Manager software is used to enable configuration and calibration of field devices, and to access the predictive intelligence of the digital devices. Continuous online diagnostics in the field devices provide status of process and instrument health, enabling operations and maintenance personnel to recognize changes in status levels and take action to prevent issues before they occur.The use of FOUNDATION fieldbus simplified installation and commissioning, enabling Emerson to complete the project very quickly. For example, the systems and marshalling cabinets were designed ordered, wired and tested in just seven weeks.Following on from the success of the PlantWeb and DeltaV-based installations on production lines 3 and 4, ACBC is already working on a fifth production line to meet the ever increasing demand for its products. About Emerson Process Management Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), 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, 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 PlantWebR, FisherR, Micro MotionR, RosemountR, MobreyR, DanielR, DeltaV(TM), OvationR, and AMST Suite.About EmersonEmerson 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. Sales in fiscal 2005 were $17.3 billion. For more information, visit www.GoToEmerson.com. PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, DeltaV, FIELDVUE, FOUNDATION fieldbus and AMS Suite are marks of Emerson Process Management. Other marks are property of their respective owners.

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