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Emerson awarded $67m in valve technologies contracts

Emerson Process Management will supply control valves and valve actuators for the Gorgon Project, a natural gas project, after it was awarded contracts totalling $67 million (€50 million) by Chevron Australia.

The valve technologies will ensure the efficient and safe flow of natural gas at the site. Emerson is providing the majority of the control and shutdown valves for this natural gas project.

The Fisher Fieldvue digital valve controllers provide automated configuration as well as control valve calibration and tuning. Their built-in diagnostics enable technicians to remotely monitor the health of valve assembly 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 sophisticated, reliable gas flow solutions,' explains 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 – the largest flow facility in the world capable of providing this kind of reliability testing.'

The contracts include over 1,000 control valves, valve controllers and actuators for applications ranging from inlet gas processing, acid gas removal, liquefaction and fractionation to anti-surge and cryogenic.

Additionally, the company's Roxar subsea wet gas meters will be used to provide real-time, accurate measurements of hydrocarbon flow rates and water production.