Clariant has selected PlantWeb architecture to automate production of anti microbial preservatives, and to deliver operating efficiencies based on predictive maintenance information from Emerson Process at a plant in Pontypridd, South Wales, UK. The Clariant performance chemicals division will use the DeltaV digital automation system, a core PlantWeb architecture component, to automate a new Methyl Paraben production plant. Methyl Paraben is an antimicrobial preservative used in shampoo, foam bath, and other personal care products. Emerson also supplied Rosemount pressure transmitters and vortex flow metres, as well as Fisher control valves fitted with FIELDVUE digital valve controllers. These intelligent field devices include diagnostics that monitor their own health as well as that of the process, and can provide valuable information to AMS predictive maintenance software, powering the PlantWeb ability to deliver maintenance efficiencies.