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BASF Selects Emerson to Enhance Flexibility and Production at German Chemical Plant

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As part of its five-year investment to boost capacity and operational
excellence within its global plastics additives business, BASF has
awarded Emerson (NYSE: EMR) a multi-million dollar contract to modernize
automation software and controllers at its specialty chemical production
facility in Lampertheim, Germany. These enhancements will help the
world’s largest chemical manufacturer increase production flexibility
and enhance operations.

As the European chemical industry faces increasing market competition
from outside Europe, flexible and cost-competitive development
methodologies and production technologies are needed to ensure success,
says research by DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und
Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and
Biotechnology). BASF is making a significant investment to modernize
plant automation as part of its effort to sustain market leadership and
achieve Top Quartile performance.

“To maximize operational efficiency and production flexibility, we will
continue to implement the latest automation technology and systems,”
said Jens Grimm, automation manager at BASF Lampertheim. “Emerson is a
trusted business partner with the proven expertise to help ensure a
seamless system migration as we partner to modernize Lampertheim for
successful, long-term production.”

BASF will implement Emerson’s new hybrid automation solution that
replaces existing programmable logic controllers (PLCs), used to control
20 reactors, with Emerson’s leading DeltaV™
PK Controller
. The new hybrid technology integrates into BASF’s
existing DeltaV automation system, which will significantly reduce the
cost, time and complexity of modernizing the automation system; minimize
start-up time for new production batches; and make switching production

“Embracing digital transformation technologies and strategies is
critical to achieving top performance levels,” said Jim Nyquist, group
president of Systems and Solutions for Emerson’s Automation Solutions
business. “Through the implementation of Emerson automation
technologies, BASF is well-positioned to drive business performance and
remain the market leader.”

For BASF, Emerson will also replace an obsolete system controlling the
tank farm and distillation columns at the facility, which produces
additives that improve characteristics for plastics and coatings. The
expansion of Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system, which is
already used to control other parts of the plant, will ensure continued
efficient production and enable BASF to standardize its control
architecture, helping to reduce integration complexity and operator
training costs.

A key part of the project is to expand automation security protections.
This advanced technology, developed with Emerson to address
cybersecurity threats, has been applied at other BASF manufacturing
plants. By modernizing its automation systems, BASF can take advantage
of new capabilities embedded in Emerson’s automation systems that help
fortify plant operations against cyber threats.

Emerson will also provide approximately 8,000 hours of on-site
engineering services, a separate virtualized system to reduce hardware
capital and operating costs and lifecycle support services.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a
global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions
for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our
Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and
discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the
environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our
Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human
comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy
efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information

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