SOURCE: Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management

January 27, 2011 09:00 ET

Invensys Installs InFusion Enterprise Control System for ExxonMobil

InFusion ECS Implementation at Beaumont, Texas, Lubes Plant Unifies Existing Systems to Help Achieve Operational Excellence

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) -  Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, has successfully implemented an InFusion™ Enterprise Control System (ECS) for ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Company. Through a joint Invensys and ExxonMobil team effort, the installation was successfully completed and the plant was back to full production on schedule with no safety incidents.

Installed at ExxonMobil's lubricants plant in Beaumont, Texas, the InFusion ECS will help manage the operating facility, controlling major processes and integrating the existing SAP enterprise resource planning, batch process and final packaging and shipping systems. By making extensive use of Invensys' open, industry-standards-based ArchestrA® architecture framework and other advanced technologies, the ECS will apply the principles of real-time process automation across the manufacturing enterprise to improve production flexibility and workflow, as well as address end-of-life issues within the existing control systems.

"In 2004, ExxonMobil embarked on a global modernization plan to realize the lubricant plant of the future, selecting Invensys as their preferred production and integration partner," said Eric Moorehead, vice president, strategic accounts, Invensys Operations Management. "The InFusion ECS installation at Beaumont continues that modernization effort. Operating as a 'system of systems,' the InFusion ECS holistically integrates our open technology with legacy applications and third-party solutions to improve the plant's operations and performance in real time. This unique ability is what sets the InFusion ECS apart from anything on the market today."

As part of its ongoing relationship with ExxonMobil, Invensys is also using its Houston, Texas, Engineering Center of Excellence to incorporate best practices for ExxonMobil in Beaumont and Port Allen, La. This approach is helping ExxonMobil continually improve its control system strategies and achieve its goal of developing the lube plant of the future.

Invensys' ArchestrA technology, the unique integration framework for InFusion Enterprise Control Systems, is proven in more than 250,000 licenses around the world, helping the company's global client base achieve operational excellence in real time. For more information about the InFusion Enterprise Control System, please visit http://iom.invensys.com/EN/Pages/InFusion.aspx.

About ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil is the world's largest manufacturer of lubricant basestocks, a leading marketer of finished lubricants, and the world's leading producer of synthetic lubricants. It supplies lubricant and petroleum specialty products worldwide through its global network of lube refineries and blending and packaging plants. The Beaumont facility is a large, complex blend plant operating on a 24/7 schedule. For more information, please visit www.exxonmobil.com/lubes.

About Invensys Operations Management
Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster and better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit http://iom.invensys.com.

Invensys plc (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 20,000 employees working in 50 countries.

Invensys, the Invensys logo, ArchestrA, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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