There are approximately 4 million miles of pipelines spanning some 120 countries across the globe, carrying oil, gas and other potentially volatile liquids and gases. The pipelines cross deserts, oceans and some of the most inhospitable environments known to man.
Honeywell have provided control systems for pipelines for over 30 years, and now we see how IIOT is being used by Maintenance and Operations staff with innovations such as Intelligent Wearables to bring plant critical data back to a central location and how it can be analysed and used to mak e the right decisions expediently. UAV’s are now being used to detect hairline fractures in pipelines, as well as providing high-resolution images to assist with security and maintenance procedures.
Remote Operations is becoming more prevalent with the shortage of skilled personnel driving this demand, we will share some of the technologies involved in this solution, along with this we will also discuss what the modern control room looks like and the drivers to replace Modbus and how this forms part of a modern Cyber Secure facility.
The move from Operation to Business Management and how technology can empower staff to combine the knowledge they have with powerful analytics to make intelligent decisions is leading to increased profitability with the knowledge the process is being managed with the highest level of safety.