ExxonMobil lube plant starts new control system

The ExxonMobil lubricants plant in Port Allen, LA executed the flawless startup of its new enterprise control system provided by Invensys Process Systems. Through a joint Invensys and ExxonMobil team effort, the installation was successfully completed and the plant was back to full production with no safety incidents.

01/22/2008


The ExxonMobil lubricants plant in Port Allen, LA executed the flawless startup of its new enterprise control system provided by Invensys Process Systems. This %%MDASSML%% and other ExxonMobil lubricant plants %%MDASSML%% manufacture lubricant basestocks, finished lubricants, synthetic lubricants and petroleum specialty products. Through a joint Invensys and ExxonMobil team effort, the installation was successfully completed and the plant was back to full production with no safety incidents.
The InFusion-based system, which makes extensive use of Microsoft.NET was selected to provide functional integration from the plant’s SAP enterprise resource planning system (inventory, order/shipments, etc.), through batch process control and on to final packaging and shipping operations. Although originally implemented to address an end-of-life issue with the existing control system, the final solution aided production flexibility and improved work flow. The InFusion-based system is said to become a template for other ExxonMobil lubricant facilities.





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