Emerson to keep an eye on Covestro plants to boost operations

Article by Adam Duckett

The technology will be installed at nine Covestro sites

EMERSON will install industrial internet of things (IIoT) technologies at Covestro production plants to improve uptime.

The US$14m five-year contract will see Emerson remotely monitor and maintain 40 of its DeltaV distributed control systems at nine Covestro production plants in China, Germany and the US. Remote teams at Emerson’s Innovation Centre in Texas will monitor the plants in real time and provide maintenance strategies for local Emerson teams to implement at each Covestro site.

“By collaborating with Emerson to stay proactive about plant availability, we can drive toward always-on production and continue to satisfy customers in our high-demand market,” said Klaus Schaefer, Covestro's  chief technical officer.

The agreement seeks to boost Covestro’s performance within the top 25% of its peers – or its so-called ‘top quartile performance’. Data shows that these top quartile companies spend half as much on maintenance compared to average performers and operate with an additional 15 days of available production each year, Emerson says.

Article by Adam Duckett

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