Using industrial ethernet in the oil and gas industry

Feb. 3, 2010
The oil and gas industry is experiencing a major boom around the world, thanks to the seemingly insatiable demand for fossil fuels in both developed and developing countries. However, drilling for, transporting, storing, refining, and exporting oil and natural gas remain incredibly complicated undertakings. Moxa shows how ethernet can help.
How Drilling Operations are Monitored  A drilling platform includes the oil rig, mud pump, drilling equipment, power supply, compressor, fire control equipment, and mud and water separator. If any of these fails, the drilling process will come to a screeching halt. In an effort to reduce the amount of downtime, oil companies have begun investing in monitoring devices to ensure that the production goes smoothly. With a good automation system in place, appropriate action can be taken immediately if an emergency arises.Download white paper