Using Sustainable Initiatives to Achieve Decarbonization Goal

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“Emerson is committed to supporting customers during this transition to sustainable energy,” — Scot Bauder, Sales Director Sustainable Industries for Flow Control products at Emerson.

As the globe grapples with the critical need to combat climate change, meeting decarbonization targets has become critical. Environmental sustainability programs have gained popularity in response to growing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainability and decarbonization have become major topics in discussions about energy security and long-term economic development, and Emerson has taken four critical actions to capitalize on such opportunities.

Find out how Fisher Control Valves and Instruments play a significant role in the route to net-zero. Click on the titles below to know more about each area.


Emissions & Energy Efficiency

Improving energy efficiency and lowering emissions are critical first steps toward decarbonization. Emerson, for example, has considerably reduced its carbon footprint via technical improvements and creative methods.

Valves are the most likely source of emissions in your firm, and they offer an opportunity to enhance environmental sustainability performance. Emerson’s low emission Fisher control valves, control valve instruments, and valve actuators are designed and tested to address possible leak channels, preventing valuable product loss, non-compliance fines, and higher operating costs.

“When chosen carefully, a valve stem seal provides years of reliable service, reduces environmental emissions, and minimizes product loss,” — Lisa Miller, Senior Engineering Manager for Flow Control products at Emerson.

Low bleed and zero bleed control valve instruments, control valve packing systems, and zero emission control valve actuators control methane emissions to meet changing regulations.

Firms can safeguard the environment from harmful or polluted fluid emissions by employing Fisher live-loaded control valve packing systems, which have superior stem sealing characteristics.

Fisher low and no bleed control valve positioners, pneumatic controllers, transducers, pilots, and level instruments also satisfy the necessary steady-state bleed rate of less than 6 standard cubic feet per hour (scfh) and save money.

Finally, items like the Fisher easy-Drive electric actuator, an all-electric actuator that can be retrofitted to a variety of different installed valves, provide a way to achieve zero bleed.


Hydrogen Value Chain

Because it emits no carbon dioxide, hydrogen is the most abundant element on the planet and is regarded as the fuel of the future. Industries may migrate to greener and more sustainable options by utilizing hydrogen as an energy carrier.

Green hydrogen, which is created by electrolysis utilizing renewable energy sources, has attracted interest for its potential to replace fossil fuels.

“Companies are building the infrastructure necessary to safely generate, transport, and utilize H2.” — Bruce Ofori, ESG Sales Development Manager for Flow Control products at Emerson.

The hydrogen value chain has emerged as a possible path for decarbonizing numerous sectors.

Emerson’s Fisher control valve designs are offered from ANSI CL150-2500 for cryogenic to high-temperature hydrogen applications, with greater pressures attainable depending on the application. These control valves are intended for use in any blend application, from a low natural gas blend rate to a 100% hydrogen blend rate.

Customers can expect innovative, well-tested, accurate, and dependable products intended for the most demanding hydrogen applications from our solutions.

Furthermore, Fisher control valves have been utilized in the petrochemical and refining sectors for over 50 years for hydrogen services. Emerson has extensive application expertise not just with materials and process requirements based on pressures and temperatures, but also with emerging technologies such as hydrogen electrolyzers.


Green Diesel

“While similar, there are some process differences between green diesel and standard diesel that are more difficult to handle for the critical control valves in the unit.” — Janelle Prusha, Refining Industry Manager for Flow Control products at Emerson.

Green diesel, also known as renewable diesel, is a cleaner-burning alternative to traditional fossil fuel. It is a high-efficiency, dependable, and environmentally friendly alternative to regular diesel.

You can optimize your green renewable diesel production with Emerson’s Fisher control valves. The impurities that might poison the reactor’s catalysts are removed during pre-treatment.

The basis for a successful pretreatment procedure is a steady and dependable operation. Your available renewable feedstock may be reduced by unplanned maintenance or unexpected breakdowns that shut down the entire operation.

With worldwide demand for green diesel on the rise, speed and dependability are more important than ever. Emerson’s Fisher control valves provide consistent, safe, and economic output.


Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS)

Carbon sequestration, also known as carbon capture and storage, is drawing significant investment throughout the world.

By absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from numerous sources and limiting their release into the atmosphere, CCUS technologies play a crucial part in decarbonization efforts.

A variety of Fisher control valve designs have a successful track record in a variety of carbon dioxide applications. Emerson is aware of the difficulty in choosing body and trim materials, issues with elastomer seals, and concerns with sizing supercritical valve applications.

“When faced with the task of specifying automated valves for a carbon sequestration project, users should consult with a knowledgeable valve vendor experienced with these types of applications.” — Joe DeMonte, Director Hydrocarbon Industries for Flow Control products at Emerson.

Users should seek advice from a valve expert in these kinds of applications when charged with specifying automated valves for a carbon sequestration project.

Consideration must be given to the vast variety of conceivable circumstances. Fortunately, several control valve types have a wealth of successful track records in a variety of CO2 applications. The optimal choice, however, can only be made for a specific service after thorough consideration of the operating circumstances and examination of the various possibilities for valve design. Control valves may function effectively in these challenging applications with the right selection, enhancing the efficiency of the entire carbon sequestration process.


Multifaceted Strategy

A multifaceted strategy is required to achieve decarbonization targets in the struggle against climate change.

This attempt relies heavily on environmentally sustainable initiatives such as emissions and energy efficiency, the hydrogen value chain, green diesel, and CCUS.

By participating in these projects, companies and communities may minimize their carbon footprint, move to cleaner energy sources, and promote long-term growth.

However, these efforts must be combined with legislative support, international collaboration, and public awareness to build a truly sustainable and low-carbon future for future generations.


Visit Think Sustainability to know how Emerson’s Fisher™ control valves can help you achieve your decarbonization goals and objectives.


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