ExxonMobil deploys enterprise control system

ExxonMobil installs Invensys InFusion system at its Beaumont, TX, lubes plant to unify existing systems and improve operations.

02/25/2011


Invensys Operations Management, a provider of technology systems, software solutions, and consulting services to manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, has successfully implemented an InFusion Enterprise Control System (ECS) for ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Company. Through a joint Invensys and ExxonMobil team effort, the installation was successfully completed and the plant was back to full production on schedule with no safety incidents.

Now operating at ExxonMobil's lubricants plant in Beaumont, TX, the InFusion ECS helps manage the operating facility, controlling major processes and integrating the existing SAP enterprise resource planning, batch process, final packaging, and shipping systems. The company says that by making extensive use of Invensys' open, industry-standards-based ArchestrA architecture framework and other advanced technologies, the ECS will apply the principles of real-time process automation across the manufacturing enterprise to improve production flexibility and workflow, as well as address end-of-life issues within the existing control systems.

"In 2004, ExxonMobil embarked on a global modernization plan to realize the lubricant plant of the future, selecting Invensys as their preferred production and integration partner," said Eric Moorehead, vice president, strategic accounts, Invensys Operations Management. "The InFusion ECS installation at Beaumont continues that modernization effort. Operating as a 'system of systems,' the InFusion ECS holistically integrates our open technology with legacy applications and third-party solutions to improve the plant's operations and performance in real time."

As part of its ongoing relationship with ExxonMobil, Invensys is also using its Houston Engineering Center of Excellence to incorporate best practices for ExxonMobil in Beaumont and Port Allen, LA. This approach is helping ExxonMobil improve its control system strategies and achieve its goal of developing the lube plant of the future.

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Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com



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