Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson was awarded contracts by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd., valued at US$67 million, to provide control valves and valve actuators to help ensure the efficient and safe flow of natural gas at the Gorgon Project, one of the world’s largest natural gas projects.
Emerson Process Management is providing the majority of the control and shutdown valves for the project. Specifically, the contracts include more than 1,000 control valves, actuators, and valve controllers from Emerson. Additionally, Emerson’s Roxar subsea wet gas meters will also be used to provide real-time, accurate measurements of hydrocarbon flow rates and water production.
Emerson’s Fisher® valves and valve automation technologies allow to accurately manage the production of gas, resulting in tighter and more accurate control that increases overall system efficiency and safety and helps ensure environmental compliance. Fisher FIELDVUE™ digital valve controllers provide automated configuration, as well as improved control valve calibration and tuning. Their built-in diagnostics enable technicians to remotely monitor the health of valve assemblies and can alert them to pending issues before they affect operations.
“Our customers are undertaking increasingly larger and more complex projects in challenging on and offshore sites, where they require reliable gas flow solutions,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management. “Prior to installation, we were able to verify the performance of highly critical valves that will be used at Gorgon through real-world flow testing at the Emerson Innovation Center in Marshalltown, Iowa.”
In addition to support from Emerson Process Management’s engineering, development, and manufacturing facilities in Australia, Emerson is working with its local business partner of 20 years, Perth-based Western Process Controls, to provide training that will help the Gorgon Project’s instrument and valve technicians ensure smooth commissioning and maintenance best practices.