KBR and Yokogawa Electric on Monday announced a new
alliance in which KBR will supply a fertilizer automation
package as part of its ammonia process technology solutions to
This solution complements KBRs ammonia portfolio of
process licenses, basic engineering design package, proprietary
equipment and catalyst supply.
The fertilizer automation package will couple KBRs
ammonia process technology expertise with
Yokogawas know-how of process control systems to
streamline the work process, develop standard configurations
and simplify interfaces between various suppliers.
Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM integrated production
control system, the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented
system and selected solution-based software.
Through our alliance with KBR, Yokogawa is demonstrating
our long-term commitment to providing high-quality, innovative
technology to the ammonia and
fertilizer industry, said Satoru Kurosu, president of
Yokogawa Electric International
Meanwhile, KBR will provide know-how in the form of
enhanced distributed control system configuration and advanced
applications, such as operations management, performance
monitoring, advanced process control, operator training
simulator and dynamic simulation studies for fertilizer
It is expected that these solutions will improve plant reliability, reduce energy, increase
capacity and improve operator effectiveness in fertilizer
plants, according to the companies. Further consolidation of
these functions will reduce life-cycle costs for plant control,
automation and management systems.
This alliance expands KBRs solution footprint and
provides measureable economic and process performance
improvements to new and existing fertilizer plants across the
This alliance is consistent with KBR Technologys
growth strategy for our fertilizer business, said John
Derbyshire, president of KBR's technology segment.
We are very proud that Yokogawa has agreed to partner
with KBR, and we look forward to pursuing opportunities to
apply the fertilizer package both in our new and numerous
existing facilities worldwide."