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Rockwell Automation and JR Controls help French drill pipe manufacturer enhance control systems
October 01, 2018

Rockwell Automation and JR Controls help French drill pipe manufacturer enhance control systems

Based in France, Vallourec is a supplier of drill pipe for energy companies around the globe. The manufacturer has a presence in 20 countries, including Vallourec Drilling Products USA in Houston.

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port
September 12, 2018

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port

As part of a larger infrastructure investment, CP Automation recently installed a Riello 3/1 phase UPS system at 40 kVa at one bustling UK port to improve the duration of its power supply.

Rockwell Automation helps ECT integrate process control for shale gas producer
September 07, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps ECT integrate process control for shale gas producer

ECT was tasked with developing a turbomachinery control system for two trains, each with three parallel compressors. Because the operations will be expected to run continuously for years at a time, a redundant architecture was essential to ensure a backup system would take over and reduce the likelihood of downtime should a failure occur.

Schneider Electric helps Showa Shell Sekiyu enhance supply chain management
September 21, 2017

Schneider Electric helps Showa Shell Sekiyu enhance supply chain management

Scope of the deployment includes asset management, planning, scheduling, network supply and distribution optimization, and High-Performance Computing (HPC) modules.

Schneider Electric helps bring process automation systems to Nigerian oil refinery
August 29, 2017

Schneider Electric helps bring process automation systems to Nigerian oil refinery

Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will supply its EcoStruxure system architecture and platform, comprising its EcoStruxure Foxboro distributed control system, Triconex process safety solutions, PIONIR analytical fuels blending systems and a suite of SimSci and Wonderware software solutions at Dangote’s greenfield refinery in Lagos, Nigeria.

Rotork actuators aim help UAE oil company to increase production capacity
August 22, 2017

Rotork actuators aim help UAE oil company to increase production capacity

The aim of the project is to increase the field's oil production capacity to 65,000 barrels per day (BPD) from the existing capacity of 22,000 BPD.

Honeywell Process Solutions helps Pakistani refinery implement cleaner processes
April 19, 2017

Honeywell Process Solutions helps Pakistani refinery implement cleaner processes

The project’s Honeywell solutions will include licensing, basic engineering design and other associated services for a modular Penex isomerization unit

Adams Group chooses Inductive Automation's Ignition for SCADA in vegetable oil plant
March 27, 2017

Adams Group chooses Inductive Automation's Ignition for SCADA in vegetable oil plant

For supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) in its vegetable oil and grain plants, Adams uses Ignition by Inductive Automation. Ignition is an industrial applications platform with fully integrated tools for building SCADA, manufacturing execution system (MES), and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions.

Honeywell to provide process control for Chinese petrochemical company
February 14, 2017

Honeywell to provide process control for Chinese petrochemical company

Honeywell UOP will supply a range of technologies in the form of license, design, key equipment, and state-of-the-art catalysts and adsorbents, while Honeywell Process Solutions will provide the process controls and automation systems.

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Opto 22 helps Pioneer Energy enhance visibility of oil wells
February 02, 2017

Opto 22 helps Pioneer Energy enhance visibility of oil wells

Pioneer Energy faced a significant engineering challenge: how do you reproduce—and exceed—the processing capabilities of an entire gas processing plant in a single, mobile system that can fit on a truck trailer?

Enable Midstream chooses Flow-Cal to automate measurement system
January 03, 2017

Enable Midstream chooses Flow-Cal to automate measurement system

After considerable research and review, Enable made the decision to consolidate its assets (more than 14,000 gas meters) into a single measurement system and selected FLOWCAL Enterprise as their measurement system of record.

Flow-Cal provides gas management solutions for Angolan pipeline project
December 19, 2016

Flow-Cal provides gas management solutions for Angolan pipeline project

FLOWCAL Enterprise and TESTit are used to track and manage ALNG’s gas delivery on their extensive pipeline network of over 500km from offshore oil fields to the processing and liquefaction plant in Soyo.

Honeywell provides IIoT connectivity to Delek Refining
December 06, 2016

Honeywell provides IIoT connectivity to Delek Refining

Delek Refining will use an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based Connected Performance Services (CPS) offering to improve the performance of its refinery in Tyler, Texas.

Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline
December 01, 2016

Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline

The system will ensure safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part of the European Union’s strategy to enhance its energy security.

Emerson provides Roxar reservoir modeling software to Kuwait Oil Company
November 30, 2016

Emerson provides Roxar reservoir modeling software to Kuwait Oil Company

Emerson’s Roxar RMS reservoir modeling software includes a variety of different modules covering well correlation, mapping, structural modeling, petrophysical modeling, local model updates, facies modeling, fracture modeling and uncertainty management.

Rotork delivers flow control to Suncor oil sands project
November 29, 2016

Rotork delivers flow control to Suncor oil sands project

Suncor is a Canadian integrated energy company. Rotork has been a supplier of flow control products and services to Suncor for over 30 years, providing reliable solutions in some of the most demanding operating environments.

Intertec provides automated cooling for Middle Eastern refinery
November 22, 2016

Intertec provides automated cooling for Middle Eastern refinery

The environmental protection solution is being provided as part of an upgrade to the burner management systems at the core of the plant's refining processes.

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OleumTech helps Synergy automate wellhead and storage tank monitoring
November 21, 2016

OleumTech helps Synergy automate wellhead and storage tank monitoring

For the wellhead, eleven (11) IO MAX Transmitters were installed. For the tank battery, a combination of fourteen (14) Liquid Level Sensors and Transmitters were installed.

Honeywell's Connected Performance Services chosen to boost PetroVietnam performance
November 11, 2016

Honeywell's Connected Performance Services chosen to boost PetroVietnam performance

Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (BSR) will use Honeywell’s CPS technology which integrates Honeywell UOP’s deep process knowledge to improve refinery and plant performance at its naphtha complex.

Honeywell to automate remote offshore North Sea drilling platform
October 26, 2016

Honeywell to automate remote offshore North Sea drilling platform

When drilling operations are completed, Statoil’s Valemon platform, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, will become a periodically-manned installation and Statoil’s first platform that will be operated from shore

Emerson Industrial delivers motor control to oilfield cranes
October 21, 2016

Emerson Industrial delivers motor control to oilfield cranes

A US-based specialist in the supply of complete electrical packages for oil rig cranes is using Control Techniques AC and DC drives as part of a $500,000+ order involving the upgrade of 10 LeTourneau cranes.

ProcessVue facilitates alarm management for international gas pipeline
October 11, 2016

ProcessVue facilitates alarm management for international gas pipeline

M.A.C. Solutions installed ProcessVue Collector software at both ends of the pipe. The collector has the function of sucking the data out of the local SCADA database.

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Czech chemical plant chooses Westermo switches for power control
October 03, 2016

Czech chemical plant chooses Westermo switches for power control

A complete new network backbone for power control and distribution as well as an upgraded network backbone for the emergency shutdown system has been built with Westermo switches to support the applications in the Ethylene unit.

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Supergasbras implements Implico's SAP SDM to automate logistics processes
September 08, 2016

Supergasbras implements Implico's SAP SDM to automate logistics processes

Supergasbras needed a solution that offered comprehensive analysis tools, full process automation and the option of mobile use. The technology also needed to be accessible via the cloud.

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway
August 17, 2016

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway

The overall objective of the delivery is to provide a standardized and unified way of accessing operational data from different assets via enterprise systems - not only standardized on protocol, but also standardized on data semantics.

Honeywell to provide automation, safety systems to Canadian natural gas plant
August 03, 2016

Honeywell to provide automation, safety systems to Canadian natural gas plant

Located on the eastern shore of Canada in Nova Scotia, Pieridae Energy’s Goldboro LNG project will include a natural gas liquefaction terminal and facilities for LNG storage and marine export. The facility will be able to process 10 million metric tons of LNG a year and have a storage capacity of 690,000 cubic meters. Startup is expected in 2021.

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Brenntag turns to Implico's OpenTAS to run mineral oil terminal
July 13, 2016

Brenntag turns to Implico's OpenTAS to run mineral oil terminal

Since June 2016, Brenntag GmbH has been using the OpenTAS Terminal Management System to load its heating oil and diesel products at its terminal in Britz, Berlin.

Honeywell process automation system improves efficiency at Russian refinery
July 11, 2016

Honeywell process automation system improves efficiency at Russian refinery

Honeywell supplied the Ilsky Refinery with a complete set of services for building an integrated production control system based on its hybrid HC900 controllers.

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HIMA synchronizes safety systems as part of Ichthys LNG project
June 07, 2016

HIMA synchronizes safety systems as part of Ichthys LNG project

Scheduled for start-up in the third quarter of 2017, the Ichthys joint venture megaproject is forecasted to produce 8.9 million tons of LNG yearly.

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Rotork simplifies petrochemical sampling and analysis
February 25, 2016

Rotork simplifies petrochemical sampling and analysis

Ecopetrol uses Rotork Schischek compact explosionproof valve for a critical petrochemical analysis process.

Hint automates metering and allocation software for offshore oil and gas
February 04, 2016

Hint automates metering and allocation software for offshore oil and gas

Hint automated a metering and allocation system for ENGIE that collects all data for the allocation of proceeds from oil and gas sales.

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Egemin automates production site of Total Oil Asia Pacific
January 22, 2016

Egemin automates production site of Total Oil Asia Pacific

The lubricant oil-blending plant of Total Oil Asia Pacific in Singapore uses Egemin AGVs to transfer pallets from the four filling lines in the production area to the distribution zone.

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HIMA upgrades safety at Aspropyrgos refinery
November 24, 2015

HIMA upgrades safety at Aspropyrgos refinery

Greek oil company installs six HIMA safety systems to protect the refinery’s FCC complex, LPG spheres and circulation network, diesel hydrodesulphurization unit, naphtha hydrodesulphurization unit and two crude distillation units.

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Rotork improves reliability of HVAC system on giant FPSO
November 02, 2015

Rotork improves reliability of HVAC system on giant FPSO

Rotork CMA and CVA electric process control valve actuators control the HVAC system on Total’s CLOV FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel.

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Gas analyzers help get approval for Nord Stream gas pipeline
October 09, 2015

Gas analyzers help get approval for Nord Stream gas pipeline

Systems integrator Hint and Nord Stream built gas analyzers that can determine, on the basis of the samples, the blend’s composition. This helped Nord Stream gain approval for the pipeline.

Process Control for Energy Production Enters Deeper Waters
October 08, 2015

Process Control for Energy Production Enters Deeper Waters

OLDI Special Applications Module extends reach of Allen-Bradley ControlLogix controllers in subsea oil drilling by providing higher data volumes and faster data exchange rates.

September 22, 2015

Emerson cuts greenhouse gases for Qatargas

Emerson provided automation and engineering services for a Qatargas project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6 million tonnes annually.

Elipse software controls Petrobras Research Center
September 17, 2015

Elipse software controls Petrobras Research Center

Elipse Software controls cooling and power distribution systems at Petrobras’s Cenpes, one of the largest oil research centers in the world.

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Barco builds dome simulator for drilling operations in South Korea
September 10, 2015

Barco builds dome simulator for drilling operations in South Korea

Twelve Barco F12 WUXGA projectors provide operators with a lifelike, high-resolution environment in which to practice intricate drilling set-ups.

BP - Using drones to monitor safety
June 23, 2015

BP - Using drones to monitor safety

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Until recently, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones – was mainly associated with the military. These days, however, they are increasingly being used for civilian and commercial purposes. BP is now using unmanned aerial vehicles at its Prudhoe Bay operations in Alaska, to help carry out safety checks in difficult terrain and temperatures.

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