Improve exploration, production and refining with ‘add-at-will’ wireless automation
After the technology was validated, a wireless infrastructure was installed blanketing 80% of a US refinery
Chevron is committed to leadership in exploration, production growth and
profitable refining utilization. Process
automation is an important enabler of these goals. As part of
its continuous focus to add business value, the companys
automation experts participated in very early wireless sensor
and mesh network development and testing and IEC 62591
(WirelessHART) technology. Positive results with wireless field
trials in upstream installations at San Joaquin Valley,
California, led Chevron to reason that new
add-at-will wireless technology could enable
improvements at all of its upstream and downstream facilities, leading to immediate and
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