November 2019

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Digital Technology: Cut oil and gas lifecycle costs with intelligent packaged power

Oil and gas companies have realized big cost savings over the years by having suppliers source all elements of the electrical control system in a fully integrated package. However, this methodology fell short of delivering the kind of insights and efficiencies that companies expect and require in oil and gas operations today.

Matheys, J., Rockwell Automation

Oil and gas companies have realized big cost savings over the years by having suppliers source all elements of the electrical control system in a fully integrated package. However, this methodology fell short of delivering the kind of insights and efficiencies that companies expect and require in oil and gas operations today. To achieve these efficiencies and insights, a tighter integration between process control and electrical control systems is required. Traditionally, these are two completely disparate systems with separate hardware and software for monitoring and control needs. This limits the productivity of plant personnel. FIG. 1. Integrating power

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