PLCs, DCSs & Controllers


Flexible controller technology removes project roadblocks

October 2018 PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Emerson’s latest capital project technology enables chemical, life sciences, oil and gas, and other industrial manufacturers to scale automation, simplifying project execution. As capital projects grew in scale and complexity in the last 25 years, process industry organisations experienced unforeseen cost overruns and schedule delays, resulting in billions of dollars in losses annually. Project teams responded by adopting modular construction strategies: multiple vendors across the globe working on different elements of a project and then integrating on site. While modularity simplified construction, it added complexities to onsite integration. Different process units using different control strategies and automation technologies increased project complexity.

To help organisations achieve on time and on budget execution, Emerson launched the Project Certainty initiative to transform capital project execution by defining project goals and adopting high-impact strategies that eliminate costs, reduce complexity, and accommodate late changes.

With the launch of the DeltaV PK controller, the company has now taken the next step by innovating flexible technologies to ensure project success. More powerful and versatile than previous versions, the new controller is tailored to streamline execution of capital projects. The DeltaV PK Controller is designed specifically to assist industries relying on complex, non-integrated PLCs to simplify capital projects. The DeltaV PK is a revolution in automation for capital projects efficiency.

Powerful, standalone and easily integrated

The controller can operate as a standalone and later be merged into a DeltaV DCS, eliminating onsite integration challenges. OEM modular construction can easily be merged into a DeltaV DCS on site without complex data mapping.

With a built-in OPC UA server and Ethernet connectivity, the controller can securely connects to the IIoT, cloud-based analytics and third-party software, without adding footprint, additional hardware, or reengineering. Whether standalone or fully merged, the DeltaV PK Controller delivers the features of a full-scale DCS, including batch production, recipe management, execution and historisation.

Emerson is committed to delivering flexible solutions, helping organisations adapt technology to projects rather than adapting projects to available technology. The DeltaV PK Controller facilitates the promise of modular construction, ensuring that efficiencies gained in construction are not lost during commissioning and start-up.

For more information contact Rob Smith, Emerson Automation Solutions, +27 11 451 3700, rob.smith@emerson.com, www.emerson.com


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