Foundation fieldbus to be used at one of world's largest pulp mills
The Fieldbus Foundation announced Nov. 29 that Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A. (Santiago, Chile) recently selected FOUNDATION fieldbus to help automate its new pulp mill near the city of Valdivia, Chile. The project will be one of the largest installations of FOUNDATION technology in the pulp and paper industry.
Austin, TX - The Fieldbus Foundation announced Nov. 29 that Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A. (Santiago, Chile) recently selected FOUNDATION fieldbus to help automate its new pulp mill near the city of Valdivia, Chile. The project will be one of the largest installations of FOUNDATION technology in the pulp and paper industry.
Arauco is a world-leading forestry company in terms of plantation size, lumber processing, and production of market kraft pulp. The new mill, which will be one of the largest in the world when it's completed, will employ a FOUNDATION fieldbus-based digital control architecture and more than 3,500 fieldbus instruments. Project design and execution services will be provided by Emerson Process Management (Austin, TX).
Arauco reports that it selected FOUNDATION technology based on its design requirements. These included low investment cost; use of proven process technology and equipment; freedom to choose from a wide range of best-in-class products; power to integrate subsystems for efficient consumption of wood, energy, and water; and low air and water emissions in compliance with environmental regulations. Richard Timoney, FF's president and ceo, says the Arauco project is further evidence that FOUNDATION technology is gaining worldwide acceptance among end-users seeking a sound, long-term capital investment strategy for plant automation and a lower total cost of ownership
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