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July 31, 2007

R2 Successfully Completes EMOS® Installation at Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC)


Montreal, QC, Canada R2 announces today it has successfully completed the installation of EMOS® (Electrolyser Management and Optimization System) for electrochemical process monitoring of membrane technology electrolysers at the Qatar Vinyl Company’s chlor alkali facility at Mesaieed Industrial City approximately 40km south of Doha, Qatar.

EMOS®‘s high fidelity cell voltage data acquisition system combined with its advanced engineering and data analysis tools are providing QVC unparalleled visibility and reliability for electrolyser process monitoring. Beyond the basic alarm and safety functions, EMOS® is providing advanced electrolyser condition monitoring for qualitative insight into the operational performance of critical components, resulting in a precise, proactive approach to electrolyser maintenance and scheduling.

“In today’s marketplace, EMOS® offers electrochemical producers around the globe a viable solution to counter rising raw material and operational costs by empowering them with the benefits that come with a significant increase in process visibility and production efficiency.” said France Leduc, Director of Products and Project Management for R2.

Through years of collaboration with the world’s largest electrolytic corporations R2 has been able to develop and deliver EMOS®, the only condition monitoring and diagnostic system designed specifically for the chlor alkali industry. With numerous installations worldwide EMOS® is fast becoming the tool of choice to aid producers in increasing plant safety, reducing operating costs and to ensure that business objectives are realized.

R2 specializes in the design, development and implementation of solution based analytical advanced monitoring systems (intelligent systems) for industrial process optimization. Precise monitoring of critical process parameters and components helps R2’s clients achieve their business goals by maximizing process efficiency and reducing operating costs. R2 believes in strong relationships with its partners, allowing them to achieve common goals and objectives for the benefit of industrial technological advancement and growth.

Qatar Vinyl Company was established in 1997 and is located in Mesaieed Industrial City approximately 40km south of Doha. Location of the plant is advantageous in terms of land, infrastructure, general utilities, safety, security and telecommunications. The plant has access to port infrastructure with sufficient capacity to accommodate vessels up to 55,000 tones for the import of salt, and export of caustic soda, EDC and VCM.

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