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Emerson Technology To Be Used In Carbon Capture Project

Posted on May 23, 2011

Doosan Power Systems has selected Emerson Process Management’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture with the Ovation expert control system to control a new carbon capture demonstration project at the Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Ferrybridge coal-fired power station in the north of England. The project will demonstrate the system’s capabilities on a semi-commercial scale over a two-year period, staring this year.

Currently under construction, the project will capture 100 metric tons of carbon dioxide a day, or the equivalent of what might be produced by 5 MW of coal-fired power generating capacity, the company said. The carbon capture process consists of an absorption column that uses amine to absorb the carbon dioxide, a stripper column that extracts it from the amine and auxiliary processes that polish the amine for reuse and collects the by-products.

The Emerson PlantWeb architecture includes the Ovation expert control system, a range of Rosemount intelligent measurement instruments, Fisher digital controls and Control Techniques variable speed drives. The architecture will provide control of the carbon capture process, while the Ovation system will provide an interface for operations and maintenance systems, collect and distribute plant-wide information for process management and enable performance analysis of the carbon capture process, Doosan Power Systems said.

Emerson will be responsible for the design and installation of the control system and will oversee the commissioning and start-up processes. Emerson will also provide consulting services.

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