Emerson Process Management and Lubrizol have completed
on-schedule, on-budget factory acceptance of Emersons
integrated automation solution for Lubrizols greenfield
additives manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, China, the
companies announced Friday.
Emerson is the main automation contractor for the plant, which
will offer select additive component manufacturing as well as
additive package blending.
The Zhuhai plant is the cornerstone of Lubrizols
10-year investment plan to upgrade operations and increase
global capacity in additives, according to the
company. Lubrizol will phase in select capacity additions
at the facility to meet market demand.
Emerson has collaborated with Lubrizol since the 2002
installation of a DeltaV digital automation system at
a facility in Lanzhou, China. Since then, Lubrizol has expanded
use of the DeltaV system into its largest base of
production in Deer Park, Texas, as well as other sites. The two
companies have worked to further improve operational excellence
at Lubrizol plants.
At Zhuhai, Emersons automation role includes
collaborating with the Lubrizol team to engineer, project-manage, install and
commission a complete automation solution for the new additives
plant. The Emerson solution is based on a front-end engineering
and design (FEED) study done previously at Lubrizols
facility in Deer Park, Texas.
Emersons DeltaV system will manage more than
2900 inputs and outputs, including Rosemount
measurement and analytical instruments, Micro Motion
Coriolis meters, Fisher control valves and regulators, and on-off valves with FieldQ
actuators -- for a total of almost 1900 Emerson
measurement and control devices.
The system and devices are digitally integrated using IEC
62591 (WirelessHART), FOUNDATION fieldbus, and Profibus
communications. Emerson says its DeltaV
electronic marshalling with CHARMs technology helps simplify
engineering and installation by eliminating many of the wires
and connections required by traditional marshalling.
"We are excited about joining Lubrizol in the successful
digital integration and automation of the
Zhuhai plant," said Sabee Mitra, president of the
Asia-Pacific region for Emerson Process Management.
"The project combines our innovation in
digital process automation with Lubrizols innovation in
additives and technology. We are honored to help
them meet the regions growing demand for their advanced