Austin, TX - Emerson Process Management's AMS Suite: Real-Time Optimizer has been cited as a key enabler toward Eastman Chemical Company earning an award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Eastman received the ACC's "Exceptional Merit" distinction for "Significant Improvements in Manufacturing at a Plant Site." AMS Optimizer, a component of Emerson's PlantWeb digital plant architecture, provides the set points and equipment selections necessary to achieve optimum process operation on Eastman's Kingsport, Tennessee, utilities plant.
"A huge appreciation goes to Emerson and their AMS Optimizer for helping Eastman receive this recognition and the award," said C. Lemuel Mixon, project leader, Eastman l. "We have been using the AMS Optimizer as part of a focused initiative to reduce energy costs, and this technology has been instrumental in helping us meet our energy costs reduction goal."
The AMS Optimizer is a real-time, online optimization system that is enabling Eastman to sustain beneficial and economic decisions based on plant operation. It generates the optimum loading on each boiler based on the current demands to redistribute steam to the most efficient power generating units. Other benefits from this system include the ability to identify losses due to the degraded performance of the mills on some boilers and to provide a unified approach to plant operation across the site's powerhouses.
The American Chemical Council award is part of their "Energy Efficiency Continuous Improvement Program" that encourages members to improve energy efficiency and minimize energy related environmental impacts. ACC presented a total of 31 awards, 5 for exceptional merit, to companies for company-wide or plant-specific progress. Winners were selected from five categories: Environmental Impact, Energy Efficiency Program, Non-Manufacturing Improvement, Public Outreach and Significant Improvements in Manufacturing. Eastman received their award for the latter category, which is given to companies that improve energy efficiency in their manufacturing operations through technical innovations, creative projects or novel procedures or actions.
"This recognition is special since Eastman submitted the application to the ACC to showcase how they are realizing true value from our optimization technology," said Craig Llewellyn, president of the Asset Optimization division of Emerson Process Management. "This is another example of our products and services delivering exceptional performance that drives significant business results for our customers."
The American Chemistry Council represents leading companies that manufacture innovative products and services that make modern life possible, while committed to improving safety, health, and the environment.
SOURCE: Emerson Process Management