Access to broadband Internet connections has become a must for growing economies around the world as more and more commerce, communication and innovation occur online. Australia, long known for its highly educated and productive culture, is no exception. But the country’s geography creates a challenge in keeping its population at the leading edge of online connectivity.
To address this challenge, the Australian government developed a vision and strategy for a National Broadband Network (NBN), with the goal of providing access to all Australians. In 2009, the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) was established to turn the NBN vision into a reality. Emerson was selected to design, supply, install and commission 10 network hubs (referred to as aggregation nodes) that will serve as the foundation for the continent-spanning network.
The Timan-Pechora basin in Russia’s Arctic northwest offers vast oil and gas resources, as well as challenges for those looking to tap them. Weather conditions in this region are better suited for wildlife, like polar bears and wolves, than people. The temperature can drop to as low as minus 47 degrees F (minus 44 degrees Celsius), sea ice builds to over five-feet (170 cm) thick, and waves in the nearby Barents Sea will top 16 feet (nearly five meters) during a storm.
LUKOIL Group, one of Russia’s largest oil and gas companies, wanted to increase exports from Timan-Pechora to Western Europe and North America by expanding its Varandey facility – the world’s northernmost continuously operating oil terminal. The company knew that automation was key to enabling consistent and safe year-round operations in a harsh environment where it had never been attempted before. It turned to Emerson for rugged and reliable automation solutions for the Varandey terminal, which today moves 12 million metric tons of commercial crude oil annually.
A barren stretch of land 40 miles (65 km) from downtown Rio de Janeiro is being transformed into an energy and petrochemical production center by Petrobras, Brazil's state-run energy company. When completed, the new Comperj (Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro) complex will mark the company's return to petrochemical production after two decades and another step forward in Brazil's drive to meet the energy-based needs of its growing economy. Emerson technology is helping make it possible.
Part of Milwaukee’s wastewater system uses an anaerobic digester where bacteria and other microbes, known as archaea, digest sewage in enclosed tanks. As the waste is broken down, the microbes release methane, which is captured and used by the sewerage district to generate energy for its operations.
Emerson’s breakthrough InSinkErator Evolution Excel® disposals can grind nearly all food scraps, including orange and banana peels, celery, corn cobs, potato peels, and even rib bones, without clogs or jams, helping the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District convert more of its residents’ food waste into an unending source of electricity.
The City of Bay Village, Ohio is a community of 17,000 residents located 15 miles west of Cleveland on Lake Erie’s southern shore. The city prides itself on being just far enough off of the beaten path to provide a safe, healthy and peaceful environment of suburban living.
Protecting the quality of the city’s drinking water supply is paramount. But like thousands of other communities, Bay Village’s city government must maintain an aging potable and waste water system infrastructure with limited taxpayer dollars. That’s why Bay Village has turned to Emerson and its RIDGID® brand for help.
Temperature and humidity control are critical for transporting perishable products, such as bananas, long distances. Dole, the world's largest producer of fresh fruits, uses refrigerated containers equipped with Emerson's Copeland Digital Scroll compressor technology to precisely maintain temperature and humidity for bananas from harvest to your local store.
Emerson estimates that use of its energy-efficient digital scroll compressors in refrigerated containers can enable the banana industry to save more than $10 million in fuel costs for refrigeration and reduces shrink and spoilage by $500 million annually.
Facing tight budgets, carbon footprint concerns, and high energy costs, chief information officers and information technology managers are looking for ways to save money, lower energy use, and squeeze more efficiency out of their power-hungry, heat-sensitive data centers. Emerson's Energy Logic strategies show them how to do it... by reducing excess heat load in the first place.
Winters in Norway can be bitterly cold, with average air temperatures below freezing throughout much of the season and the waters of the North Sea dipping as low as 6° C (43° F). When the Norwegian city of Drammen needed hot water for a new district heating system serving local residents and businesses, it turned to the frigid North Sea as a renewable energy source and Emerson technology helped make it possible.
Natural gas is considered the most environmentally friendly of the fossil fuels and demand for it is growing. Converting natural gas to liquefied natural gas (LNG) allows for cost-efficient storage and transport of this energy source and Qatargas wanted to expand its facilities to boost LNG production from 10 million tonnes annually to 42 million tonnes annually by the end of the decade. To meet this ambitious goal, Qatargas' productive capacity is set to grow to a scale never been built before – and Emerson technology is helping make it possible, safe, and cost effective.
Conventional heat pumps do not effectively handle the residential heating requirements in China's northern provinces, where more than 500 million people live. Emerson solved this challenge by developing an innovative technology for its Copeland Scroll compressor, enabling energy-efficient heat pumps to work effectively and efficiently even in cold temperatures. Millions of homeowners in China now have the opportunity to reduce their reliance on coal-fired heating plants and prevent millions of tons of CO2 emissions.
Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the state-owned energy company in Mexico, wanted an innovative and economically viable solution to extend oil production from 30-year-old offshore platforms in its Cantarell field in the Gulf of Mexico. To achieve its vision of an "intelligent field," PEMEX turned to Emerson to create a remote monitoring system that can be cost effectively and quickly installed to better manage the field, increase worker safety and improve environmental protection.
Emerson Provides Critical Technology Support for Delivery of Broadband Service Across Australia
Emerson Helps LUKOIL Tap New Opportunity in One of the World’s Harshest Environments
Brazil's Largest Petrochemical Facility Will Operate With Emerson Technology
Breakthrough Garbage Disposals Help Milwaukee Convert More Food Waste Into Electricity
Emerson Technology Helps A City Better Maintain Its Drinking Water System
Emerson Technology Enhances Food Preservation Around the World
Emerson Shows Data Centers How to Take the Heat Out of Energy Costs
Emerson Heat Pump Technology Heats a City Using Frigid North Sea Water With Zero Global Warming Impact
LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS
Emerson Technology Helps Qatargas Boost Liquefied Natural Gas Production to Meet World Demand for Clean, Reliable Energy
Emerson Heat Pump Technology Is Helping China Reduce Coal Use
PEMEX Improves Safety and Extends Production of Oil Field With Emerson Technology