Sasol, an international energy and chemical company, selects Emerson Process Management to help automate its $8.9 billion petrochemical complex in Lake Charles, La., designed to take advantage of abundant, low cost natural gas.
When completed sometime in 2018, the massive petrochemical complex will more than triple Sasol’s chemical production capacity in the United States, according to Emerson. The complex includes an ethane cracker that will produce 1.5 million tons of ethylene annually, as well as six chemical manufacturing plants designed to convert the ethylene into a diverse range of chemicals.
A business of Emerson, Emerson Process Management implemented a detailed engineering and project execution plan designed to mitigate project risks, lower costs and reduce time to completion, all part of the company’s strategic Project Certainty initiative.
The integrated Emerson solution will include Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system, DeltaV SIS process safety system and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software to monitor and control the processes and equipment in each facility. Emerson will also provide its Micro Motion and Rosemount measurement and analytical instruments as well as Fisher control valves and regulators to carry out essential measurement and control functions.