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November 23, 2006

R2 Successfully Completes EMOS® Installation at Tessenderlo Chemie


Montreal, QC, CanadaR2 announces today it has successfully completed the installation of EMOS® (Electrolyser Management and Optimization System) for electrochemical process monitoring of membrane technology electrolysers at Tessenderlo Chemie’s chlor alkali facility at Tessenderlo, Belgium.

EMOS®‘s high fidelity cell voltage data acquisition system combined with its advanced engineering and data analysis tools are providing Tessenderlo Chemie 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 production efficiency.” said Jean-Claude Boutin, P.Eng, Director of Product and Program 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.

Tessenderlo Group is an international chemicals group with more than 100 branches in 21 countries. Around 8,100 people work for the group, 2,200 of whom are located in Belgium. The company’s consolidated turnover totaled 2,1 billion EUR in 2005, from its three business groups (chemicals, specialties, plastics converting). The group is a European and world leader in most of its product areas. Tessenderlo Chemie NV is listed on EuroNext Brussels and is part of Next 150, NextPrime and BEL Mid.

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