AML-AMADAS (Analyzer Management and Data Acquisition System)
Established in October 2011, Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). It is an unprecedented undertaking – the largest chemical complex ever built in the world in a single phase, with 26 integrated world-scale manufacturing plants, over 3 million metric tons of capacity per year, and a total investment of about US$20 billion. The Sadara chemical complex is constructed in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, and includes 1400+ process analyzers, 24 continuous emission monitoring system analyzers and 1800+ gas detectors installed throughout the complex. The process analyzers range in automation from non-intelligent to (semi-) intelligent.
The project scope for Hint covered the supply of its commercially-of-the-shelf (COTS) software package AML-AMADAS and the delivery of all required project services for the realization of a complete working system on site. The project services included software specification, design, implementation, configuration, verification, validation, documentation and startup, and commissioning. AML-AMADAS for Sadara is one of the world’s largest implementations of its kind. The AML software is distributed on multiple servers, i.e. one AML Enterprise Server AML IO Servers. The AML Enterprise Server runs the AML web application and the AML central database, and provides read-only data access to the QA quality system. The IO servers are installed in separate buildings and are responsible for real-time interaction through OPC with a large set of field systems, such as DCS systems, data historians, CEMS systems, PAMC systems and GC servers.