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Emerson Helps Production Increase At BPCL Refinery

Emerson (EMR), a technology and engineering company, announced that the completion of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Kochi Refinery upgrade. Throughout the project, Emerson provided engineering and project management services as well as automation technologies that helped BPCL in its goal of increasing the production capacity from 9.5 million to 15.5 million metric tonnes per annum.

BPCL leveraged Emerson’s deep refining expertise and Plantweb digital ecosystem-a scalable portfolio of technologies, software and services to enable digital transformation to modernize plant operations for greater production and continuous, safe operations. The project is among the largest installations of Emerson control systems and wireless sensing in the world and will provide operators advanced insight into refinery processes and performance.

The refinery located in Kerala and part of BPCL’s Integrated Refinery Expansion Project utilizes Emerson’s wireless sensing technology. Critical information is communicated from the refinery’s nine process units to the plant’s DeltaV integrated control and safety systems, which the personnel monitor via centralized command centre and control room. Emerson’s Ovation control system helps BPCL manage the refinery’s electrical load to optimize operational efficiency and safety.