Process Control Systems Invensys Supplies Refinery Operations of Valero Energy

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Process control and software specialists Invensys have signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Valero Energy, allowing use of Invensys Operations Management’s patented ACA.HF Advanced Alkylation Measurement Solution for Valero's global refinery business.

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London/United Kingdom – A following first project phase will se Valero implementing the solution at seven refineries globally. The system monitors and measures hydrofluoric acid levels in real time by analysing differential responses from online sensors, helping to improve the safety, reliability and environmental performance of the refinery and creating new opportunities to reduce operating costs, company speakers explained.

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“We are committed to developing and delivering innovative solutions that help our clients, including Valero, increase the safety and reliability of their operations,” said Maxie Williams, vice president and enterprise client executive of Invensys Operations Management. “An integral component of our InFusion Enterprise Control System, our HF alkylation measurement solution can openly communicate with a larger refinery and enterprise-wide control, information and decision-support system to provide real-time data and analysis.”

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