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Technology replaces error-prone manual record keeping and monitors energy and utilities parameters, improving efficiency and productivity.

Emerson has just announced the release of its new Clean In Place (CIP) Utilities and Automated Reporting Analytics package delivered via PACEdge™ and Movicon™ platforms on an industrial edge control device. The software aids in digitally transforming manual and semi-automated systems by optimizing utilities consumption, benchmarking against known cycles and generating automated reports that can be used to reduce energy consumption and improve productivity in a single system or throughout a facility.

The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics package combines Emerson’s deep application expertise and industry knowledge with advanced technology to convert process and utilities data into actionable insights for the food and beverage industries and other environments that use clean- and steam-in-place operations.

Equipped with the data and analytics provided by the software, plant managers, operators and maintenance personnel can view the information on a dashboard and share the insights with sustainability officers and other stakeholders to optimize their CIP cycles. The software package can be customized and layered into an existing system, or Emerson can provide a turn-key solution of hardware, instrumentation, valves and analytics.

The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics allows plant managers, operators and maintenance personnel to convert process and utilities data into actionable insights for industries and environments that use clean- and steam-in-place operations.The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics allows plant managers, operators and maintenance personnel to convert process and utilities data into actionable insights for industries and environments that use clean- and steam-in-place operations.

Central to food and beverage production, clean-in-place systems clean and sanitize internal piping, tanks and machines between product batches to help facilities meet government regulations and guarantee product quality and safety. CIP skids that don’t have sensors and analytics software in place require manual reporting, which can be time-consuming and susceptible to errors, especially when data is transferred by hand into reports. These skids may also run at unnecessarily long preset cycles and use more time and resources than required for effective cleaning.

Digitally transformed and optimized CIP processes, in comparison, only use the time, media, water, energy and labor required for effective cleaning, significantly reducing waste and increasing production time.

“Food and beverage manufacturers typically spend about 30% of utility costs on clean-in-place operations. They also lose time between changeovers and spend between 20 to 40 thousand dollars in labor costs for manual reporting,” said Amit Patel, director digital transformation for discrete and industrial at Emerson. “Emerson’s new CIP Utilities and Automated Reporting Analytics software package collects and analyzes data in real time and presents it as a report, equipping plant managers, CIP operators, maintenance personnel and sustainability officers with the actionable insights to optimize wash cycle settings, including duration and media use, for maximum efficiency and productivity.”

The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics software package can help CIP operators better understand and forecast energy use, water consumption and resource needs. Generated reports can be used to satisfy regulation compliance, plan system maintenance, schedule downtime and order media supplies, and deeper analytics can be used to identify insights and trends that support predictive maintenance schedules and facilitate standardization of CIP processes across production facilities.

The agnostic software is compatible with any CIP equipment, which empowers manufacturers to control the digitization of their systems no matter what stage of the digital transformation journey they are in and to integrate any or all Emerson components and customize the solution for their needs.

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About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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The drive for a renewable, carbon-free energy transition reaches individual residences and consumers with small-scale hydrogen production and utilization.

Emerson announces the availability of a White Paper describing how they assisted Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) with a hydrogen microgrid project.

Hydrogen use is growing rapidly worldwide to provide a clean source of energy in a variety of industrial applications, but until now the residential market has had limited use. This situation is changing as utility companies worldwide are exploring delivery solutions to enable their customers to use hydrogen for emission reduction.

SoCalGas, a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy, is working with Emerson to deploy digital technologies, software, and services to demonstrate the resiliency and reliability of a hydrogen microgrid for southern California utility consumers.

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The [H2] Innovation Experience is one of the first projects of its kind in the U.S., and it shows how this carbon-free gas made using renewable electricity can be consumed in pure form, or blended with natural gas to fuel clean energy systems of the future. Now operating, this demonstration project provides a path to reducing emissions from home energy use—another critical contribution to a cleaner energy future.

To learn more about Emerson’s sustainability and hydrogen initiatives, please visit https://www.emerson.com/en-us/esg/sustainability/automation/hydrogen-value-chain/blending

To download the White Paper, please visit https://www.emerson.com/documents/automation/socalgas-delivers-clean-energy-for-%5Bh2%5D-innovation-experience-en-8618038.pdf

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Emerson customers have purchased three million Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controllers over the past three decades, here are seven reasons why

Emerson has just announced that a customer in China has recently purchased the 3 millionth Fisher™ FIELDVUE™ digital valve controller for use in the water treatment pressure control valve in their membrane plant. A digital valve controller helps regulate and monitor the opening and closing of a control valve, and it also provides a wealth of information with respect to valve status and health. Although this is a significant milestone for Emerson, more important are the top seven reasons why process plant personnel specify, purchase, install and use Fisher instruments.

First, a FIELDVUE digital valve controller enables remote monitoring of control valve position. Florida Power & Light installed FIELDVUE digital valve controllers on 90 of their Fisher control valves are used to control natural gas and steam flows associated with the turbines. Plant operators in the control room now receive valve position feedback, allowing them to verify the operation of each valve. Accurate control valve position enables tighter control to setpoint, increasing efficiency and improving operations.

2022 10 19 085950Second, in an offline mode, a FIELDVUE digital valve controller can be used to create a signature for a new valve. This signature captures details on packing friction, air usage, valve travel, and other parameters—all of which can be compared to future valve signature test results. Often a comparison will quickly highlight developing issues, such as instrument misalignment, air supply issues and actuator leaks.

Third, FIELDVUE digital valve controllers can proactively monitor valve performance while the valve is online and controlling the process, revealing if a valve is failing to reach commanded states or is exhibiting excessive air usage or abnormal friction, for example. This information can alert maintenance staff of developing issues, and in many cases diagnostic software can offer a list of possible causes, helping technicians quickly isolate and resolve the problem.

Fourth, FIELDVUE digital valve controllers can detect trigger events, and then capture valve profile and performance data before, during and after the event. This data may not keep an event from happening, but the information is often critical to quickly isolate the root cause of the problem and to identify any failed components so they can be repaired quickly.

Fifth, FIELDVUE digital valve controllers are often used in critical applications, such as on anti-surge and safety interlock valves. In these and other applications, the digital valve controllers enable partial stroke testing to ensure the valve will perform as required during abnormal conditions, and they can also be used for partial proof testing to extend intervals between required full proof testing.

Sixth, historical data from the digital valve controller can be combined with other upstream and downstream process information—such as surging pressures or swinging flows—to uncover operational problems. FIELDVUE digital valve controllers can also expose how a valve is performing related to parameters and factors such as supply air pressure, positioner tuning, or mechanical sticking.

Seventh, FIELDVUE digital valve controllers enable secure remote valve monitoring provided as a service by third-party experts, whose efforts unload often limited plant personnel. Based on instantaneous and trended data, it is possible to detect abnormal conditions leading to many developing problems. However, this data is only useful if it is gathered in near-real time and is accessible by specialists with the tools, skills and time to interpret it. Emerson provides these services, using its Fisher ValveLink™ software to perform scheduled online testing of each valve as it operates.

These are seven of the leading reasons why FIELDVUE digital valve controllers are widely used in process plants, with end users realizing benefits as described in the following three applications.

A herbicide plant in Iowa reduced annual maintenance costs by $230,000 by using FIELDVUE digital valve controllers with advanced control valve diagnostics to transition their plant from reactive to predictive maintenance. In one case alone, the plant saved nearly $100,000/hour by detecting and addressing a developing control valve issue before it shut down the unit.

A paper mill in Louisiana was suffering routine boilers trips due to damper positioning problems. Upgraded FIELDVUE digital valve controllers with advanced diagnostics eliminated these trips, avoiding losses of $18,000 an hour due to unscheduled outages.

A combined cycle power plant was reworking all critical valves during every outage to maximize uptime when the plant returned to service. After upgrading to FIELDVUE digital valve controllers and implementing diagnostic alert software, the plant was able to focus their outage repair efforts more efficiently. The plant saved $68,000 in one outage alone and has experienced year-to-year cost reductions of $33,500. Similar programs in the company’s other plants have generated average savings of $1,200 per valve.

These reasons and results show why process plant personnel have often specified FIELDVUE digital valve controllers in the past and why many of them will continue to do so in the future.

To learn more visit Emerson.com/FisherThreeMillion.

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The multi-million-dollar project will enable the conversion of the Réunion Island power station to biomass, reducing emissions by 84%

Global technology and software company Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has been selected by Albioma (PAR: ABIO), a French independent energy provider, to help transition its coal-fired Bois Rouge plant to 100% renewable energy. As part of Albioma’s wider mission to transition all of its existing fossil fuel plants to renewable energy, Emerson’s automation systems and software will enable the coal-fired power station to convert to biomass feedstock.

The multi-million-dollar project is the latest example of how Emerson technologies are helping customers accelerate their transition to more sustainable energy. The power plant, one of three that Albioma operates on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, will be converted to use 100% biomass wood pellets. The overhaul of the 108-megawatt facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 640,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year, an 84% decrease in direct emissions compared to current operating levels.

“Our aim as a company is to reach almost 100% renewable energies by 2030 at the latest, and the complete discontinuation of coal at our flagship site represents a major milestone in this green revolution,” said Pascal Langeron, chief operating officer, Reunion Island of Albioma. “Emerson is an automation partner with whom we have a trusted relationship and whose extensive experience and expertise in biomass power plants will be crucial to this project being completed on schedule.”

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The Bois Rouge plant consists of three generating units. Two units are already controlled by Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system, which will be modified for use with biomass feedstock, and the third unit will be replaced with a new Ovation system. The units will also be modernized with new turbine protection and health monitoring systems, safety systems for the boilers, and upgraded boiler control elements and instrumentation.

To ensure the project is completed within the available timeframe – a critical requirement of Albioma – Emerson will provide its Project Certainty methodologies, digital technologies and software expertise. In addition to delivering local engineering support for the project, Emerson will provide its Remote Virtual Office (RVO) collaboration platform – a secure virtual engineering and testing environment that will enable Albioma to access Emerson’s resources and ongoing support to reduce project risk and costs.

“Emerson has a vital role to play in the global transition to a sustainable energy future by supporting customers in their conversion projects,” said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson’s power and water business. “Our automation technologies, software, solutions and biomass project expertise will help Albioma operate Bois Rouge at peak performance, while also benefiting the environment by achieving a very significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.”

Work on the transition project will begin during a planned outage in June 2022 and is scheduled to be completed within five months.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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TopWorx DX Partial Stroke Test with HART 7 provides detailed valve assembly data and diagnostics, enabling predictive maintenance and reliable operation.

Emerson has just introduced the TopWorxTM DX PST with HART® 7. Units provide valuable valve data and diagnostic information, enabling the digital transformation of process applications. The new DX PST integrates seamlessly with existing valves and control systems, giving operators access to critical valve data, trends, and diagnostics that can be used to predict and schedule maintenance.

The DX PST’s partial stroke test ensures the system’s reliable function without shutting down the process. A safety feature that confirms the valve will fully close and stop the process if an emergency is detected, and the test is activated by simply pressing the local PST button — no additional equipment is required. To prevent critical failure in upset conditions, the unit will override testing to perform an emergency shutdown (ESD).

Certified for operation in harsh and hazardous applications, the adaptive DX PST is designed to ensure the integrity of valves, improving overall safety and facility uptime in oil and gas, refinery, chemical, industrial energy and mining applications.

TopWorx DX PST with HART 7 monitors and tests valve assemblies, providing detailed data and diagnostics and enabling the digital transformation of process applications.TopWorx DX PST with HART 7 monitors and tests valve assemblies, providing detailed data and diagnostics and enabling the digital transformation of process applications.

“The digital transformation of the process industry continues to make operations safer and more productive,” said Prayag Vatsraj, Global Product Manager of Emerson’s Switchbox. “The DX PST with HART 7 supports digital transformation by providing reliable data that delivers valuable insight into the condition of valve assemblies that ensures the integrity of the system without shutting down the process.”

The HART® protocol, the specifications of which are owned by the FieldComm Group, builds another layer of information that ensures data, trends and diagnostics are monitored and tied into the Industrial Internet of Things. This information can be used to effectively predict and schedule maintenance.

Capable of Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL 3), the DX PST is available with an integrated 2oo2 or 2oo3 solenoid valve redundancy when paired with ASCOTM Series Advanced Redundant Control System (ARCS) to further enhance safety and open terminals that allow an additional pressure transmitter along with two pressure switches. The discrete valve controller offers simple local and remote calibration.

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• Learn more about the TopWorxTM DX PST with HART® 7

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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European events outline how advanced automation software drives digital transformation of operations

Emerson is hosting a series of Innovation Days to provide process industry and manufacturing companies with valuable insights into how advanced automation software solutions can help maximise environmental sustainability and business performance. The free of charge events, being held across Europe throughout 2022, will demonstrate how the latest industrial software and systems can drive the digital transformation of operations, leading to increased operational efficiency, uptime, safety and profitability.

The Innovation Days feature a broad range of presentations from industry experts addressing the use of advanced diagnostics to monitor the health and performance of instrumentation and control technology, simple ways of transforming data into actionable insights, analysing the efficiency of machines, the use of cloud-based SCADA to monitor remote assets, improving reliability and safety through corrosion and erosion monitoring, and leveraging machine learning technology to optimise plant control and increase production.

Emerson’s in-person Innovation Days will showcase how advanced software solutions can help achieve increased sustainability and business performance.Emerson’s in-person Innovation Days will showcase how advanced software solutions can help achieve increased sustainability and business performance.

“Through our extensive portfolio of innovative software solutions, Emerson is able to generate business value by implementing data management, monitoring and control architectures that provide actionable insights, leading to wide-ranging operational improvements,” said John Nita, president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business in Europe. “The Innovation Days will demonstrate how harnessing software-based technology and digitally transforming operations can help organisations achieve their business and sustainability targets.”

The Innovation Days will feature interactive hands-on demonstrations that show how to improve visibility to key operational data and prioritise the most critical information for improved operations. Delegates will be able to explore pervasive sensing technologies in a 3D virtual plant tour. There will also be opportunities for them to share their experiences, network with their peers and discuss their specific application challenges. The Innovation Days are aimed at management, project and operations personnel, engineers, and maintenance specialists. The events will be held in more than 20 different countries and presented in the local language.

There will be Innovation Days held in the UK and Ireland from June 7th to 23rd. For further details, a complete calendar of events and pre-registration, visit Emerson.com/InnovationDay.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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Emerson will kick off its Mobile Roadshow in the United Kingdom on 7th March 2022, featuring an interactive mobile service centre, which will run across various locations in the United Kingdom until 18th March. The event is also available virtually for those who cannot attend in person.

The Emerson Roadshow truck will roll into the United Kingdom beginning 7 March. The tour truck will feature an array of content-rich materials and videos highlighting the company’s advancements in digital transformation, machine safety and moreThe Emerson Roadshow truck will roll into the United Kingdom beginning 7 March. The tour truck will feature an array of content-rich materials and videos highlighting the company’s advancements in digital transformation, machine safety and more

The mobile service centre is equipped with the latest advancements in digital transformation for machine safety, machine automation systems and fluid control. Both in-person visitors and virtual attendees will have access to materials and videos highlighting new products and solutions from Emerson.

The tour truck will make preplanned stops at numerous locations. Emerson will conduct safe practices in view of the pandemic. There will be a variety of informational videos offered in both the mobile service centre and virtually, including “Digital Transformation: Turning Data Into Actionable Insight With IIoT Applied Solutions” and “Machine Safety in Pneumatics Reduces Risks Without Compromising Productivity.” Local staff will be on hand to give expert technical advice and answer questions.

For more information on the Emerson Mobile Roadshow and to plan a visit go to our webpage

 

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Geological modeling software will help HITA increase safety and reliability of sustainable geothermal energy sources

HITA, a deep geothermal energy company in Belgium, has selected global software and technology leader Emerson (NYSE: EMR) as a key technology provider in the discovery and development of geothermal energy sources in Northern Belgium. Emerson’s geological and reservoir modeling software will help reduce risk in selecting locations for renewable geothermal energy projects, increasing the safety and reliability of construction and operation while enabling long-term sustainable energy production from the earth’s heat.

Climate change policies are driving growth of geothermal energy—an industry forecasted to grow as much as eightfold in the European Union by 2050, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Emerson’s geological modeling software will help HITA locate the most suitable subsurfaces for drilling deep geothermal wells to unlock sustainable energy sources for corporate and municipal use.

“A highly accurate and realistic picture of subsurface geology is critical for the safe development of sustainable energy sources,” said Stijn Bos, chief operating officer and senior project geologist at HITA. “Emerson technologies use seismic, geologic and other data to generate detailed models that can determine the best location for geothermal plants.”

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Emerson’s SKUA-GOCAD modeling software will help HITA more easily identify drilling locations by creating highly realistic models designed for easy interpretation.

“Geological exploration and production software, including Emerson’s SKUA-GOCAD modeling software, has traditionally been used in the oil and gas industry. But it’s also well suited for geothermal energy, as well as carbon capture and storage,” said Mark Bulanda, executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business.  “Emerson’s advanced, science-based applications will help move society toward a safer and more sustainable future.”

For more information about Emerson’s exploration and processing software solutions, please visit www.emerson.com/skua-gocad.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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Fisher™ WhisperTube modal attenuator provides noise reduction in compressible fluid service to improve worker safety, with no impact to process flow

Emerson has introduced the Fisher™ WhisperTube Modal Attenuator for noisy gas or vapour applications in a wide range of industries. The modal attenuator is a full-bore device offering 15-decibel sound suppression to reduce noise inside pipes produced by sources upstream, such as control valves or other devices. It is installed downstream of these types of devices in place of a pipe spool piece, generates no additional pressure drop, and has no impact on process flow.

Industrial users have long searched for a solution to reduce process piping noise, but until now all solutions have generated significant pressure drop, reduced flow, and/or introduced obstructions. This has led some users to install acoustic insulation to pipe sections to reduce noise, but this can be very costly and cumbersome to install, and it does nothing to reduce internal piping noise. The modal attenuator addresses these and other issues with a drop-in solution, improving worker safety and regulatory compliance, while reducing the risk of damage to downstream equipment due to high noise levels internal to piping.

Leading applications for the modal attenuator include those where upstream process flows are changed by control valves, pressure relief valves, pumps, compressors and other devices that generate noise. Many of these devices must be installed in lengths of piping with no flow restrictions downstream, and the modal attenuator works particularly well in these applications because it introduces no such restrictions.

WhisperTube Modal Attenuator consists of acoustic cavities of varying sizes surrounding a full bore perforated tube. Each cavity generates destructive interference over a range of frequencies to provide significant noise reduction across a broad spectrum.WhisperTube Modal Attenuator consists of acoustic cavities of varying sizes surrounding a full bore perforated tube. Each cavity generates destructive interference over a range of frequencies to provide significant noise reduction across a broad spectrum.

Unlike other noise suppression solutions, the modal attenuator does not introduce an obstruction into the piping, so it can be used in applications where particulates are suspended in process flows, and/or where pigging is required for cleaning and maintenance.

The exact amount of noise reduction depends on the frequency of the noise and the velocity of the flow. Estimates regarding the degree of sound suppression can be provided by Emerson experts prior to purchase and installation.

WhisperTube devices are offered in sizes from 2” to 12”, with American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) flange ratings of Class 150, 300 and 600. Pressure ratings match the flange rating sizes, and the maximum temperature is 700 degrees Fahrenheit (371 degrees Celsius).

To learn more visit: Emerson.com/FisherWhisperTube.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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Emerson to Help Accelerate Green Hydrogen Production

Automation technologies integral to world’s first offshore green hydrogen production process

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is helping accelerate technology development for large-scale offshore green hydrogen production. The company is developing software and systems to enable safe and efficient operation of the world’s first offshore green hydrogen production process on an operational gas platform.

The PosHYdon project is a pilot that aims to validate the integration of offshore wind power and offshore natural gas and hydrogen production at sea – generating renewable fuels by harnessing a green energy source. The Neptune Energy-operated platform Q13a-A in the Dutch North Sea will host the project, which will provide insight into electrolyser efficiency from a variable power supply and the cost of installing and maintaining a green hydrogen production plant on an offshore platform.

Green electricity will be used to simulate the fluctuating supply from wind turbines and power the production process, which will convert sea water into demineralised water and then safely produce hydrogen via electrolysis. The hydrogen is then blended with the natural gas and transported to the coast, via the existing gas pipeline, and fed into the national gas grid. The 1 MW electrolyser is expected to produce up to three tons of hydrogen per week.

“Hydrogen is regarded as the ‘fuel of the future’, but with ambitious decarbonisation and net zero emission targets, it is essential to expand production capacity and accelerate the transition to hydrogen produced using sustainable energy,” said Mark Bulanda, executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “Through the PosHYdon project, we – together with the consortium partners – hope to provide a pathway to large-scale offshore green hydrogen production and make a significant contribution to the energy transition process.”

Neptune Energy-operated platform Q13a-A in the Dutch North Sea.Neptune Energy-operated platform Q13a-A in the Dutch North Sea.

Emerson’s DeltaV™ distributed control system, DeltaV safety instrumented system and DeltaV Live operator interface software will manage the desalination and electrolyser units, gas blending and balance of plant equipment. By meeting the unique application challenges, including variable desalinated water feedstock and power supply, DeltaV software and systems will provide enhanced safety, process uptime and operational efficiency. The solution will ensure the existing natural gas operations remain unaffected and blended gas meets its required specification. Integration with the existing offshore systems and communication with onshore operations will maximise process visibility and prevent unforeseen issues.

“The PosHYdon project creates a unique opportunity to develop the steps required to ensure safe, large-scale green hydrogen production at sea,” said Bulanda. “Emerson’s experience across the hydrogen value chain, wind power and offshore energy industries will help achieve successful project execution, and our proven technology will ensure safe and efficient operations in this first-of-a-kind application.”

PosHYdon is being developed by consortium partners Nexstep, TNO, Neptune Energy, Gasunie, Noordgastransport, NOGAT, DEME Offshore, TAQA, Eneco, Nel Hydrogen, InVesta, Hatenboer, Iv-Offshore & Energy and Emerson. The project has been awarded a €3.6 million grant from The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) under the agency’s Demonstration Energy and Climate Innovation scheme, which invests in renewable energy developments, including hydrogen pilots.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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