For many process manufacturers, sustainability initiatives focus on emissions and energy consumption. In an OGN article, Emerson energy solutions drive ahead sustainability, Emerson’s Janka O’Brien shares how the Emerson portfolio of technologies helps Middle East manufacturers and producers support these key sustainability objectives.
When asked about Emerson’s sustainability approach, Janka shared:
Emerson’s sustainability framework — the greening of, by and with framework — is a comprehensive look at Emerson’s own facilities and processes, our products and the end use of our solutions, and our global presence and knowledge base to accelerate our collective journey towards a more sustainable planet.
Recently, we published our global ESG report with a committed goal of reaching net-zero around Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, and the ambition to reach net-zero for Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by 2045.
On the approach to working with customers, she notes:
In the Middle East there has been a strong focus on energy use optimisation, emissions management and carbon capture. Emerson has an extensive portfolio of technologies that are proven in use and are being deployed today towards these goals.
When asked how Emerson can help Saudi Aramco reduce emissions and manage its energy profile, Janka explained:
Emerson has several applications that serve as opportunities for modern refining and petrochemical complexes based on the scale and scope of energy management.
At a unit level, our Plantweb Insight analytics platform allows operators to leverage critical condition insights and performance analytics around critical assets such as compressors and heat exchangers.
At a plant level, our predictive analytics platform helps operators improve their operational energy consumption metrics by helping them identify crucial variables through data capture.
This has unlocked major energy related cost savings for our customers and supported both their operational efficiency and profitability goals.
Emissions management and reduction is another critical area. A primary focus needs to be around emissions profile through flaring, venting and leaks.
Read the article for more on solutions for monitoring fugitive emissions on valves and pressure relief devices and for continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) and predictive emissions monitoring systems (PEMS).
Visit the Energy & Emissions section on Emerson.com for more on the strategies and technologies to lower emissions and improve overall resource efficiency.