Emerson Process Management was awarded $67 million in
contracts from Chevron Australia to provide control valves
and valve actuators to help ensure the efficient and safe flow
of natural gas at its Gorgon project, one of the
worlds largest natural gas projects.
Emerson said it is providing the majority of the
control and shutdown valves for Gorgon.
Emersons valve and valve automation technologies
provide the ability to accurately manage the production of gas,
resulting in tighter and more accurate control that increases
overall system efficiency and safety and helps ensure environmental compliance.
The Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controllers provide
automated configuration as well as improved control valve
calibration and tuning. Their built-in diagnostics enable
technicians to remotely monitor the health of valve assembly
and can alert them to pending issues before they affect
"Our customers are undertaking increasingly larger and more
complex projects in challenging on- and
offshore sites, where they require sophisticated, reliable gas
flow solutions," said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson
"Prior to installation, we were able to verify the performance
of highly critical valves that will be used at Gorgon
through, real-world flow testing at the Emerson Innovation
Center in Marshalltown, Iowa -- the largest flow facility in
the world capable of providing this kind of reliability testing."
The contracts include over 1000 control valves, valve controllers and
actuators for applications ranging from inlet gas processing,
acid gas removal, liquefaction and fractionation to anti-surge
and cryogenic. The wide scope of applications is matched by
various valve materials, to withstand harsh conditions, extreme
changes in pressure, and corrosive environments.
Severe service conditions within many of the processes are met
by a high number of Fisher noise reduction and anti-cavitation
Additionally, Emerson said its Roxar subsea wet gas
meters will be used to provide real-time, accurate measurements
of hydrocarbon flow rates and water
In addition to support from Emerson Process
Managements engineering, development, and manufacturing
facilities in Australia, Emerson is
working with its local business partner of 20 years,
Perth-based Western Process Controls, to provide training that
will help the Gorgon projects instrument and valve
technicians ensure smooth commissioning and maintenance best practices.