Emerson’s automation services and technologies help BP’s Whiting refinery boost heavy-crude capacity more than four-fold

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Startup of one of largest investments in BP history enables major refinery to begin processing more heavy-sour Canadian crude


AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 10, 2014) - Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has completed process automation for BP’s modernization of its refinery in Whiting, Indiana. As main automation contractor for the massive upgrade, Emerson provided technologies and services that helped enable the Chicago-area refinery to modernize its facility to process advantaged crude supplies.

“The Whiting project is one of the largest, most complex startups for which we’ve served as main automation contractor,” noted Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management.  “We congratulate BP on its success and appreciate the opportunity to have helped make it happen.”

To facilitate commissioning and startup of BP’s new crude distillation unit, coking unit, gas oil hydrotreater, and sulfur complex units, Emerson drew on the resources of its engineering centers around the world.  This global Emerson team -- with personnel from the U.S., India, Costa Rica, and the Philippines -- included more than 80 engineers, consultants, and technical specialists.  A core team will support BP throughout 2014 as the refinery increases production of heavy-sour crude.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Bettis, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel, Ovation and AMS Suite.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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