Henan Longyu selects Emerson to automate coal gasification process

Coal chemical maker seeks cutting-edge control technology for growing industry sector

AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 14, 2011) - Henan Longyu Coal Chemical Industry Group has selected Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV™ process automation system to control the coal gasification process at a new chemical plant in Henan province, China.  Emerson’s technology will help Henan Longyu manage the process efficiently and cost-effectively.

The new plant will use the WuHuan Gasifier process to produce 400,000 tons per year of acetic acid and 200,000 tons per year of ethylene glycol. Total project investment is estimated at more than $600 million US dollars.

“We chose Emerson’s DeltaV digital automation system after comparing it with several other systems and evaluating feedback on product, quality, and company reputation in the market,” said Mr. Zhang, general manager of Henan Longyu Coal Chemical Industry Group.  “We are confident that Emerson will provide the support needed to make our coal and gas project a success. Emerson delivers advanced technology and integrated management and control, along with extensive engineering experience in large scale chemical projects. The project will also deliver an integrated and intelligent factory and provide a solid foundation for long-term, stable and excellent business operation.”

 “Henan Longyu is a leader in the coal gasification industry,” said SweeChee Lee, vice president and general manager, Emerson Process Management China. “When they looked for automation solutions to bring substantial business results and to gain competitive advantage in the market, we were given the opportunity to work with them because of our technology and our experience. We are honored to be the supplier in this coal chemical project, and look forward to contributing to its superior performance.”

The DeltaV digital automation system helps improve process manufacturing operations by harnessing today's predictive technologies in an easy, intuitive, and interoperable way to connect people, processes, and production. To learn more about the DeltaV system, go to www.deltav.com

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