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ICS Triplex installs AADvance at Bayer CropScience

November 6, 2008 - ICS Triplex completed and installed its first safety and critical control system to use its latest product, AADvance. Bayer CropScience, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, awarded ICS Triplex with the order for a Process Safety Control System in February 2008, just five months after the product’s launch at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen in September 2007. The new system was installed at Bayer CropScience’s Norwich site in June 2008 and, after successfully completing the final onsite tests, it became fully operational in August 2008.

The Norwich site is Bayer CropScience’s largest manufacturing site in the UK, producing crop protection chemicals for sale worldwide, as well as specialist industrial chemicals. The state-of-the-art AADvance system has replaced a previous safety system which monitored the first stage synthesis of one of Bayer’s key herbicides.

The new AADvance system has been built to SIL 2 standards using simplex configurations and has been designed to monitor the manufacture of a chemical intermediate used in the manufacture of a broad-leaved herbicide used in cereals, cotton and vegetables. Due to AADvance’s unique scaleability in size, safety and reliability, ICS Triplex were able to create a system tailor-made to the unique needs of Bayer CropScience.

In the open, competitive market the decision from Bayer CropScience that the latest AADvance product met the criteria for a specialist electronic-based safety and critical control system is further recognition of ICS Triplex’s continued commitment to the control and safety needs of the modern world of the process industry.

About ICS Triplex plc
ICS Triplex plc, a Rockwell Automation company, has over 40 years of experience in developing, engineering, manufacturing and maintaining safety, critical and control solutions for both onshore and offshore installations. Applications include emergency shutdown, fire and gas detection, burner management, process control and turbomachinery & compressor control. Thousands of systems have been supplied to the world's premier companies in oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and power generation.

The origins of the company are in the supply of world class fully integrated turnkey solutions for safety, critical and control systems which are also available through a network of independent integrators and third party organisations certified by ICS Triplex, providing customers with a local source of safety and critical control products and services.

ICS Triplex has central offices in the U.K. With offices around the world, ICS Triplex helps customers to improve their profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.
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