KBR and Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced the formation of an alliance in which KBR will supply a fertilizer automation package as part of its ammonia process-technology solutions to customers worldwide. This package will couple KBR’s ammonia process-technology expertise with Yokogawa’s know-how of process control systems to streamline the work process, develop standard configurations, and simplify interfaces between various suppliers.
Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM integrated production-control system, the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, and selected solution-based software. KBR will provide know-how in the form of enhanced distributed-control system configuration and advanced applications, such as operations management, performance monitoring, advanced process control, operator training simulator, and dynamic simulation studies for fertilizer plants.
It is expected that these solutions will improve plant reliability, reduce energy, increase capacity and improve operator effectiveness in fertilizer plants.
- KBR, Houston, TX, USA
- Yokogawa Electric Corp., Tokyo, Japan