As a chemical producer, you’ve always strived to meet your customers’ demands for safety and reliability. But today’s operational challenges expand beyond maintaining safety and asset availability, it also enables flexible production, delivering on operational and business KPIs and optimizing energy use. Only a unique supplier—one with the diverse product portfolio and global reach Emerson provides—can serve such a diverse industry. No matter what your project requires, Emerson has the right technology and expertise to help you solve your process challenges.
The challenges of global competition, higher production costs, and stringent environmental standards challenge operators to explore ways to minimize water and energy use, and reduce material waste without compromising product quality, productivity, and capacity. Emerson experts can share their automation and process experience to create manufacturing automation and control systems that help operators achieve their sustainability goals.
Because the chemicals industry faces increasing market competition, there is an increased need for flexible and cost-competitive development methodologies and production technologies are needed to ensure success. From distributed control systems to control valves, Emerson has the right technologies and expertise to help you solve your biggest production challenges to sustain market leadership.
Automation partners often highlight how advancements in technology enable digital transformation initiatives to drive improvements in production, reliability, and sustainability, but what about process safety? It’s essential for chemical plants to implement layers of protection for process safety risk mitigation which include protections such as equipment maintenance and monitoring practices, basic process control and alarm management, safety instrumented systems (SIS), and relief systems.
Studies have shown that up to 5 percent of production is lost annually due to unscheduled slowdowns and shutdowns. Reliability and efficiency suffer not because critical assets are unmonitored, but often because less critical, yet still essential assets lack adequate monitoring.
Leveraging DeltaV™ Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and other Emerson solutions, chemical producers will achieve higher product quality, more efficient tuning, more refined control, and better process visibility. Automation and monitoring software help get the right people in the right place, with the right information. With more than 7,000 modernizations to DeltaV solutions, you can easily adapt to keep up with the demands and shifting needs of the marketplace, even when budgets are tight. LEARN MORE >
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Chemical Process Industry
Easy integration of chemical plant control systems, such as DeltaV systems, means systems can operate from the current data set. DeltaV technology helps you leverage common automation building blocks in every stage for easy tech transfer and ease of integrating and managing information. Information is available to the right people at the right times in the right places and the right format so that personnel can work together from the same data source.
With Emerson’s smart wireless solutions, the benefits of predictive intelligence can be extended to areas that were previously out of physical or economic reach by automating operator rounds. Wireless solutions can be applied to application categories ranging from process and asset monitoring to safety and health monitoring.
Emerson data shows industrial companies can reduce site energy usage 5% to 15% by using energy management technologies and software that provide better energy measurement, monitoring, targeting, and reporting. Ultimately, these savings add up: One customer saw energy savings of more than $20 million in one year.
Advanced digital technologies provide real-time visibility into energy performance so operators can take corrective action. Smart sensors, particularly wireless devices, have provided better monitoring of equipment for years, providing early detection of potential failures that could impact performance and result in more energy use. Digital twin technologies help optimize the design and operation of facilities, introducing new protocols to save energy without impacting plant performance.