Emerson automates Lubrizol additives facility in China

  • September 12, 2013
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Case Study

September 12, 2013 - Emerson Process Management installed an integrated automation solution for Lubrizol’s greenfield additives manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, China.  Emerson is the Main Automation Contractor for the plant, which will offer select additive component manufacturing as well as additive package blending.    The Zhuhai plant is the cornerstone of Lubrizol’s 10-year investment plan to upgrade operations and increase global capacity in additives. Lubrizol will phase in select capacity additions at the facility to meet market demand.   Emerson has collaborated with Lubrizol since the 2002 installation of a DeltaV digital automation system at a facility in Lanzhou, China. Since then, Lubrizol has expanded use of the DeltaV system into its largest base of production in Deer Park, Texas, as well as other sites. The two companies have worked to further improve operational excellence at Lubrizol plants.   At Zhuhai, Emerson’s Main Automation Contractor role includes collaborating with the Lubrizol team to engineer, project-manage, install and commission a complete automation solution for the new additives plant. The Emerson solution is based on a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study done previously at Lubrizol’s facility in Deer Park, Texas. Emerson’s DeltaV system will manage more than 2900 inputs and outputs, including Rosemount measurement and analytical instruments, Micro Motion Coriolis meters, Fisher control valves and regulators, and on-off valves with FieldQ actuators – a total of almost 1900 Emerson measurement and control devices.   The system and devices are digitally integrated using IEC 62591 (WirelessHART), FOUNDATION fieldbus, and Profibus communications. Emerson’s DeltaV Electronic Marshalling with CHARMs technology helps simplify engineering and installation by eliminating many of the wires and connections required by traditional marshalling. "We are excited about joining Lubrizol in the successful digital integration and automation of the Zhuhai plant," commented Sabee Mitra, president of Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific. "The project combines our innovation in digital process automation with Lubrizol’s innovation in additives and technology. We are honored to help them meet the region’s growing demand for their advanced products." 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, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Bettis, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation and AMS Suite. About Emerson Emerson based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion.

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