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Perstorp selects Emerson for automation system upgrade

By Gerald Ondrey |

Emerson Process Management’s (Baar, Switzerland; www.emersonprocess.com) DeltaV digital automation system has been selected by Perstorp, the speciality chemicals group for the control system upgrade at its pentaerythritol processing plant in Perstorp, Sweden. The existing distributed control system will be replaced as part of a plant lifecycle management program to ensure continued high product quality and operational efficiency for decades to come. The Perstorp plant uses a chemical batch process to make pentaerythritol (penta), an additive in paint and lubricants. The existing Emerson RS3 distributed control system, one of over 50 RS3 and DeltaV systems installed at Perstorp plants worldwide, has provided flexible and reliable control of the process since 1984. However, the need to run the plant continuously with continued high product quality and reduced downtime prompted Perstorp to plan for the time when spares for the existing system would no longer be available. The Perstorp migration project will be one of Europe’s first installations of version 11 of Emerson’s DeltaV system. The system has an ISA88 batch hierarchy, with integrated functions such as easy configuration and scheduling, advanced control and multi-stream…
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