Emerson Inks US$ 12-Million Automation Pact with IOCL

Emerson will upgrade 14 different process units that include diesel hydro-treating units which are designed to cut sulphur content and octane-boosting units

Emerson, a leading global company providing engineering services for a vast range of commercial, industrial and consumer markets, announced that it has inked multiple pacts worth US$ 12 million with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), to automate operations at the company’s refineries.

As per the agreement, Emerson, leveraging its refining expertise and advanced technologies, will act as an automation contractor for IOCL in order to help the oil company in meeting the new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) low-sulphur emissions standards.

Commenting on the development, Lal Karsanbhai, Executive President – Automation Solutions Business, Emerson, said, “Companies that leverage automation technologies and digital transformation programs will have a significant advantage in their goal of reaching Top Quartile performance.”

“IndianOil has long been a valued customer of Emerson, and we are proud to provide them with the technology and expertise they require to meet these new fuel regulations while also modernising operations,” he added.

Modernising the operations

Under the contract, Emerson will upgrade 14 different process units that include diesel hydro-treating units which are designed to cut sulphur content and octane-boosting units that are either being deployed or augmented with desulphurisation technologies.

In addition, Emerson will install advanced technologies at the refineries of IOCL. These include distributed control systems, WirelessHART-enabled instruments, control and isolation valves, safety instrumented systems and asset management software, wired field instruments such as temperature, pressure and flow sensors, and gas analysers.

The company will also offer commissioning, installation, factory-acceptance testing and training support services for IOCL refineries in Vadodara, Panipat, Bongaigaon and Haldia.

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