Data is the new oil: reducing costs with predictive maintenance

Boost availability and reduce maintenance costs with field instrumentation data The oil & gas industry operates in tough environments with challenging KPIs and costly maintenance when things go wrong. Plant managers and engineers facing increasing complexity in their systems and constant pressure to reduce operating costs, improve reliability (uptime) and increase process efficiency. You need […]

Sensor Data Quality – Better Efficiency in Maintenance

The method of how sensors are being monitored is changing within the oil and gas and petrochemical industry. The number of sensors is increasing while the number of subject matter experts (SME) is decreasing. To tackle this phenomenon the industry needs to become more efficient. The way sensors are being analyzed is moving from sensor […]

Application of online uncertainty calculation in a fiscal gas metering station

A method to improve maintenance and avoid measurement errors Introduction The measurement uncertainty indicates the uncertainty of a measured value of a physical quantity. The measurement uncertainty is a quantity that characterizes the spread of values that can reasonably be assigned to the measurement quantity. Measurement uncertainty characterizes the quality of the measurement. The following […]

Remote Access Architecture OT-IT

With COVID-19 and the lock-down, we are working from home. The question is how can we implement a safe architecture when remote working becomes the new normal? Right now operators don’t always allow employees to access their plant automation & IT systems from their home location. Besides cybersecurity there is another challenge: how can we […]

Data vailidity, integrity and consistency: Useful tools to safeguard revenue

Introduction Measurement data has always been an integral part of industrial workplace operations, with automation, particularly via sensors, now taking a bigger role. All systems, plants, oil and gas fields, etc. are set up to collect a large number of measurements, such as pressure, temperature, flow rate, composition, and more. The availability of accurate data […]