October 2008

Special Report: Process Control and Information Systems

Real-time performance measurement improves plant operations

The technology is saving Sasol more than $400,000 per year

Barr, R., Invensys Process Systems

Sasol (originally called the South African Coal, Oil & Gas Corporation or the Suid Afrikaanse Steenkool, Olie en Gas Korporasie) is a South African company involved in mining, energy, chemicals and synthetic fuels. The company is best known for producing petroleum and diesel fuel from coal and natural gas. Chemical products produced by the firm include polymers, solvents, olefins, surfactants, waxes, phenolics and nitrogenous products. The company also produces crude oil off the coast of Gabon, refines imported crude into liquid fuels and retails liquid fuels and lubricants. Sasol's Infrachem Utilities and Syngas division produces electricity, demineralized water and steam used in production

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