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In a ‘hot cutover’ DCS upgrade for two fluid catalytic cracking units in Whiting, Ind., Emerson Process Management will help improve safety and reliability while avoiding downtime.
Detailing a digital pilot program with BP and a software partnership with subsurface expert Paradigm, GE is proving out the software proposition of its oil and gas business.
In its latest move, ExxonMobil has signed on Lockheed Martin as system integrator for a next-generation automation system for refining and chemical facilities.
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Whether drilling further out or maintaining a sprawling set of wells, exploration companies are realizing they need a more central plan of control. Remote operations are not only more feasible, but vital.
Siemens is offering a new service for the calibration of measuring devices in process instrumentation in order to increase the reliability, availability and lifespan of field devices.
As the plant floor becomes more connected, so do abnormal situations—which can originate from anywhere in the enterprise. To help operators navigate this new universe of anomalies, suppliers are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that enable proactive situational awareness vs. reactive alarm management.
Through its acquisition of Phoenix-based Industrial Evolutions, Yokogawa will provide cloud-based plant data sharing services to process industries.
Emerson Process Management will support the Tahrir Petrochemicals Project—a huge operation that’s expected to boost Egypt’s exports by 25 percent—with automation and reliability programs.
Ingenu and WellAware are expanding their collaborative Machine Network to cover more of Texas, including remote oilfields where communications are less than ideal.
Working with ABB to incorporate highly integrated controls and automation, the oldest operating mine in existence—started in 1354—is now also the most technically advanced mining operation.
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