Emerson opens new education facilities

Emerson, a global provider of automation technology and engineering services, has opened new education facilities at its Solutions Centre in Aberdeen.

The expansion provides for a range of training courses and competency assessment programmes, enabling engineers and technicians to enhance the automation technology skills required to maximise the operational performance of the assets on which they work.

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Mark Boyes, Business Director Scotland at Emerson Automation Solutions said “North Sea operators are increasingly looking to achieve more from existing assets, and by upskilling their workers it is possible to maximise the potential of installed automation technology and create operational performance improvements.

“Our new education facilities in Aberdeen provide training that will help engineers and technicians working in the industry maintain and enhance the skillsets needed to drive long-term efficiency improvements today and in the future.”

Emerson Automation Solutions has a portfolio of products installed across the oil and gas industry and a matching portfolio of training courses combining product training with the principles and methodologies required to work on an integrated process system. Gaining the greatest advantage with today’s integrated measurement, control and safety systems requires the most up-to-date skills. Emerson’s Educational Services helps shorten the learning curve and keep skills tuned so customers can operate their plants most efficiently.

Training and competency assessments will focus on the installation, operation and maintenance of automation technology. The facilities include a live liquid flow loop – the first of its kind in the UK – which has three metering streams that can be run in a number of different configurations. This enables training in all aspects of fiscal measurement.

Emerson’s training enables operators to assess the competency of their workers in an onshore environment. Replicating real working conditions in this way makes the training much safer and more cost-effective.

The Solutions Centre is accredited for delivering the level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in measurement processes and for delivering a number of courses and tests to ECITB standards.

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