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Indianoil selects Emerson to modernise refineries

Meet low emissions fuel standards
Indianoil selects Emerson to modernise refineries

Indianoil selects Emerson to modernise refineries
Indianoil selects Emerson to modernise its refineries to meet the requirements of the new low emissions fuel standards Picture: Indian Oil

Emerson has signed multiple contracts totaling 12 million Us$ with India’s largest commercial oil company, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., to modernise operations and emissions programs at the company’s refineries. To help to meet the country’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) low-sulfur emissions standards, which took effect in April 2020, India’s largest refiner chose Emerson to serve as automation contractor in the major upgrade of emissions control operations as part of the 2020 clean fuels strategy. The BS-VI emission standards mandate a maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm, which matches best practices set by Europe, the United States and other countries, and include limits on carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.

The project will upgrade 14 different process units, including diesel hydro-treating units designed to reduce sulfur content and octane-boosting units either being installed or augmented with desulfurisation technologies.

As the country’s largest commercial enterprise with a workforce of more than 33,000, Indianoil plays a significant role in fueling the development of the economy. With a mandate to ensure India‘s energy security and self-sufficiency in the refining and marketing of petroleum products, IndianOil impacts the entire hydrocarbon value chain, including refining, pipeline transportation, marketing of petroleum products, exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas and petrochemicals.

To help Indianoil to reach its goals, Emerson will install advanced technologies, including the DeltaV distributed control systems; DeltaV safety instrumented systems and AMS asset management software; WirelessHart-enabled instruments; wired field instruments including pressure, temperature and flow sensors; control and isolation valves; and gas analysers. Emerson will also provide installation, commissioning, factory-acceptance testing and training support services for IndianOil’s refineries in Panipat, Vadodara, Haldia and Bongaigaon.

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