Sasol replaces old burner management system with DeltaV SIS

Emerson-BMS-sequenceA burner management system is the last line of defense in preventing the catastrophic failure of boilers, fired heaters, and other industrial heating systems. (Image source: Emerson Process Management)Emerson Process Management has migrated DeltaV SIS burner management system in Sasol’s integrated chemical plant in Sasolburg, South Africa

In the Sasol plant, the old burner management system reached its end life and had to be replaced. Running continuously with scheduled shutdowns, the furnace was in a critical condition and its failure would have caused a production loss of up to US$150,300mn per day.

Sasol selected Emerson Process Management and its local business partner, Aveng Automation and Control Solutions, to migrate the old system to DeltaV SIS for burner management.

Willie de Beer, senior control technician at Sasol, said, “Safety is a top priority and a core value at Sasol. With these companies’ support, we are able to deploy an advanced system to protect our people and assets from burner hazards.”

Sasol is a global energy and chemical company that produces fuel, oil, gas, polymers, chemicals, and fertilizers. The company has a market for waxes, which is used for applications including adhesives, construction boards, cosmetics, packaging, pharmaceuticals, polymer processing, rubber and tires.

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