April 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: North America

Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, and BP International Ltd. have a contract for Emerson to replace aging process automation systems at BP's three largest US refineries. Covered in the a..

Jackson, Kim M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, and BP International Ltd. have a contract for Emerson to replace aging process automation systems at BP's three largest US refineries. Covered in the agreement are 18 units at three complexes – Whiting, Indiana; Texas City, Texas; and Carson, California. Combined, these facilities refine about 1 million bpd of crude, or what is claimed to be about 7% of total US refining capacity. Under contract terms, new DeltaV digital automation and control systems will be installed with claimed results being improved efficiency and reliability in the refining process. Critical units to be upgraded include fluid catalytic cracker units, cokers, ultra

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