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    Rockwell Automation Helps Unmanned Offshore Platforms Promote Smart Change in Oil and Gas Industry

    • Last Update: 2022-05-26
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      Driven by the need to reduce costs and increase efficiency, offshore unmanned platforms have become one of the focuses of major oil and gas companies
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    The application of offshore unmanned platforms can effectively reduce the cost of offshore oil and gas exploration, and can realize remote operation of offshore oil and gas fields through automation, digitization and intelligent technology, which is the basis for the construction of offshore digital oil fields and intelligent oil fields

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      As an offshore oil and gas production operator, an oil company vigorously develops and builds unattended platforms to push offshore oil and gas production and operations into the era of intelligence and digitization
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    To this end, the company hopes to cooperate with enterprises in the field of digitalization and intelligence to jointly promote the high-quality development of domestic offshore oil and gas development and intelligent equipment R&D and manufacturing

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      challenge
     
    challenge
      Offshore unmanned platform is a new type of auxiliary facility for offshore oil exploration and development.
    Compared with traditional manned platforms, offshore unattended platforms can provide safer and more efficient solutions for offshore oil and gas resource development, not only reducing offshore operations and operations.
    cost and reduce personnel safety accidents

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      But realizing the unmanned platform is not easy
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    For unattended platforms, the reliability and security of the system are particularly important

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    The production equipment and systems the company hopes to introduce not only excel in digitalization and intelligence, but also require high reliability and safety

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      At the same time, the company hopes to realize real-time monitoring and remote control and management of the entire production process by production personnel through remote monitoring of equipment, and to use big data technology to complete diagnosis and management of equipment health status and assist decision-making, thereby helping offshore oil and gas fields.
    Optimize management processes and management efficiency to reduce costs and increase efficiency

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      solution
     
    solution
      According to the needs of customers, Sensia designed an integrated control solution for the oil and gas platform that combines Schlumberger horizontal pumps, Rockwell Automation Logix controllers, and PowerFlex 755T AC drives
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      Traditional industrial pumps need to be shut down once a year for comprehensive dismantling and maintenance.
    The maintenance of each pump takes about 2 to 3 days

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    The Schlumberger horizontal pump adopts a modular design and meets the requirements of API 610 production application standards.
    The minimum continuous working time is 5 years.
    In practical applications, the operating life of the unit can reach more than ten years

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    This not only reduces downtime, but also reduces maintenance costs

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      Not only that, the horizontal multi-stage centrifugal pump composite coupling system can absorb at least 30% of the vibration of the unit (when the pump is running, place an upright coin on the base, it will not roll/fall down due to vibration), weakening the pipeline Stress issues commonly found in reciprocating pump applications enable the unit to run smoothly and last longer
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    At the same time, the modular design of the horizontal pump can be closely arranged in a limited space environment, which greatly reduces the size of the ground equipment

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    Centrifugal Pump Reciprocating Pump
      The drive control system of the horizontal pump adopts Rockwell Automation Logix controller and PowerFlex 755T AC drive, which can help users make full use of assets and production time
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    They offer the benefits of harmonic suppression, regeneration and a common bus solution, and feature TotalFORCE® technology for superior motor control through precise adaptive control of positioning, speed and torque

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      PowerFlex 755T drives offer built-in harmonic suppression and power factor correction with Active Front End technology
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    Improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and minimize power distribution issues on the factory floor by reducing the adverse effects of harmonic distortion

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    In addition, the PowerFlex 755T drive continuously monitors operation, predicts the remaining life of drive components based on a patented algorithm, and provides information and diagnostic data to the control system in real time, allowing users to take preventative measures if necessary

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      Adaptive control is a key component of TotalFORCE technology
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    The system monitors the machine characteristics that change with time through the load observer and the bus observer, and automatically compensates for the changes, so as to realize the self-adaptive tuning during the operation of the equipment

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    Adaptive control has advanced self-monitoring capabilities that can effectively reduce commissioning time and mechanical wear, improve uptime, and greatly reduce footprint to achieve market power density

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      Effect
     
    Effect
      With the help of Sensia's integrated solution for horizontal pump control, the operators of the offshore platform can monitor and control the equipment remotely, and implement preventive maintenance of the equipment according to the big data information provided by the equipment itself.
    At the same time, the comprehensive operation and maintenance costs of the platform are expected to be reduced by about 15%, greatly reducing labor and downtime maintenance costs

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      Adhering to the goal of safety and reliability, cost reduction and efficiency increase, this integrated solution further enhances the reliability, stability and diagnostic functions of multi-stage horizontal centrifugal pump equipment and systems, providing customers with oil and gas production, mine surface / underground Multiple chemical processes such as drainage save costs, and at the same time change the production and operation mode of existing offshore oil and gas fields, successfully realize remote monitoring and management of equipment, reduce power distribution interference and other applications, allowing offshore oil people to say goodbye to the status quo of "going to sea without home" , to help offshore oil and gas production and operations enter the era of intelligence and digitalization
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      At present, the digital transformation of the oil industry is bringing great impetus to oil and gas exploration, development and production
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    In the future, relying on Schlumberger's deep oil and gas field knowledge and Rockwell Automation's professional automation, digitization and intelligent technologies, Sensia will continue to be committed to providing comprehensive automation, digitization and metering solutions for the oil and gas industry, promoting offshore Oil and gas platforms are accelerating their transformation towards digitalization and unmanned operation, helping oil and gas production become smarter and more efficient

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      Original Title: Rockwell Automation Helps Unmanned Offshore Platforms Promote Smart Change in Oil and Gas Industry
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