Foxboro, MA (PRWEB) June 14, 2007
Invensys Process Systems has been awarded a contract to provide a SimSci-Esscor Operating Training Simulator (OTS) for the BASF FINA Petrochemicals LP Olefins Plant in Port Arthur, Texas. The Invensys OTS solution will include DYNSIM simulation software for high fidelity process modeling, FSIM Plus software for simulation of the Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system (DCS), and TRISIM Plus software for simulation of the Triconex safety integrated system (SIS). The solution is integrated by SimSci-Esscor's SIM4ME common user environment.
BASF FINA Petrochemicals operates one of the largest steam crackers of its type in the world, turning naphtha and light hydrocarbons into ethylene, propylene and other chemical raw materials. The SimSci-Esscor OTS will allow BASF FINA Petrochemicals to train operators on all aspects of plant operations, including normal operation, start-up, shutdown and possible upset situations in the manufacturing process.
"We selected Invensys based on its superior integrated graphical modeling environment and compatibility with our existing control systems, said Mike McAtee, General Manager of BASF FINA Petrochemical's Port Arthur site.
About BASF FINA Petrochemicals
BASF FINA Petrochemicals LP is a 60-40 joint venture between BASF Corporation of Florham Park, N.J., and Total Petrochemicals USA Inc, of Houston, Texas. BASF Corporation is the North American subsidiary of BASF AG, the world's largest chemical company, and Total Petrochemicals USA Inc, a subsidiary of France-based Total, one of the world's leading oil companies.
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world's largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants and pulp and paper mills.
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