Ammonia producers are faced with rapid growth combined with many older control systems. Growth is driven by global demand for fertilizer and supported by cheap and plentiful shale gas.

Yokogawa is the leading automation supplier to the ammonia and methanol industry. Our reputation for reliability, along with global install base in ammonia with Main Automation Contractor capabilities translate to lowest total life-cycle cost to customers. Yokogawa has unique analytical offerings such as TDLS and a KBR partnership with process licenses in 54% of North American install base and will use Yokogawa automation technology as part of the process license.



In 2011, Pandora Methanol acquired petrochemical production facilities in Beaumont, Texas that had been mothballed since 2004. These two plants, a 13-year old ammonia plant and a 50-year old methanol plant, had received only marginal maintenance during this extended shutdown and had suffered direct hits from two major hurricanes.


This white paper provides an overview of how Yokogawa believes its customers can best prepare for and position themselves to benefit from IIoT-enabled technology and solutions and digitalization in general to emerge as the successful connected industrial enterprises of the future.


Yokogawa’s industrial automation (IA) product and service offerings, industry domain knowledge, and VigilantPlant approach – which emphasizes safe, secure, and uninterrupted operations -- provide a solid foundation for an Industrial Internet of Things that specifically addresses the requirements of process automation, particularly for the OT side of the equation. To be able to provide an equally solid foundation for the IT side, Yokogawa is partnering with Cisco Systems and other industry leaders.


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