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 is being analyzed is moving from sensor […]

Real-time unit cost visualization, improvement & optimization

Introduction It is difficult to argue with the notion that knowing your unit cost is essential for running a successful and profitable business. This is particularly critical for the businesses that operate large scale industrial processes where volumes are high and even a slight change in the unit cost might have a significant impact on […]

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 […]

What do Asset Owners need to know from their Evacuation Systems?

The ultimate user is the owner of the evacuation system. However, many specific tasks are delegated to subordinates, but conceptually speaking- all these are users, albeit with more specific wishes and requirements. The ultimate user wants to optimise the performance of the whole system holistic approach (whatever thatin specific cases may be), which means in […]

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 the cybersecurity there is another challenge: how can […]

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 andgas 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 is […]