Petrobras awards Emerson $7 million automation project

Austin, TX - Brazil-based energy company Petrobras recently awarded Emerson Process Management a $7 million automation upgrade and expansion project for its Replan and Regap refineries.


Austin, TX - Brazil-based energy company Petrobras recently awarded Emerson Process Management a $7 million automation upgrade and expansion project for its Replan and Regap refineries.

''The refining business undergoes constant change, and we need to base our operations on the best automation available today and in the future. With its PlantWeb digital plant approach, DeltaV digital system, and automation engineering services, including local support, Emerson's offering is a perfect match for our needs,'' said Rogerio Daisson, Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Manager. ''Emerson will play a vital role in our efforts to improve refinery operations and business results.''

When completed, the project will expand and upgrade all the instrumentation and controls at Petrobras's largest refinery, Replan. By selecting Emerson's PlantWeb digital plant architecture as its new standard, Petrobras expects a 7 percent increase over its current production of 352 million barrels-per-day. Also, as part of the project, Emerson will upgrade instrumentation at Petrobras's 151 million barrels-per-day Regap refinery. Both projects include Emerson engineering and project management services.

Petrobras PlantWeb digital plant architecture with FOUNDATION fieldbus technology will include Emerson's DeltaV digital automation system with advanced control software and AMS predictive maintenance software. The combination of performance monitoring and predictive maintenance will help Petrobras avoid shutdowns and deliver improved process reliability. Emerson will also use its new migration products and services to convert existing distributed control systems and programmable logic controllers manufactured by other companies.

For more information, visit

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Dave Harrold, Senior Editor

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
Variable speed drives: Smooth, efficient, electrically quite motion control; Process control upgrades; Mobile intelligence; Product finalists: Vote now; Product Exclusives
Machine design tips: Pneumatic or electric; Software upgrades; Ethernet advantages; Additive manufacturing; Engineering Leaders; Product exclusives: PLC, HMI, IO
This article collection contains the 5 most referenced articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security