Gas Processing

Natural Gas Processing Automation and Control Systems

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Facilities strive to optimize production throughput and minimize downtime and operational cost, while maintaining safe operation. For this purpose, your natural gas processing automation systems must meet stringent process control requirements, while being reliable and scalable.

Boost Throughput with Natural Gas Plant Automation

Industry estimates show that the global energy mix will evolve dramatically in the next 20 years. The demand for natural gas is projected to face the most dramatic increase. At the same time, gas prices continue to be low.

Industry leaders must find ways to improve plant efficiency and increase throughput without commissioning a complete plant overhaul. Integration of information technology and operations technology systems can be a cost-effective means to gain the production visibility that is required to improve efficiencies.

Plants that have all assets connected experience:

  • Reduced risk of unplanned downtime
  • Minimized energy consumption
  • Increased efficiency and reliability of processes
  • More consistent sales gas quality
  • Greater throughput with existing equipment

Access to data helps connect gas processing operations to experts across the company and opens the door to an entirely new way of doing business. It can give gas processing companies immediate relief from the constraints of obsolete equipment. It can also provide connectivity between skids that allows for a big-picture view of operations.

Efficient and Safe Gas Processing Operations

Sensia-delivered Solutions

Sensia, a JV created by Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger in October 2019, has a team of knowledgeable engineers and project managers who understand your issues. By taking advantage of easy to use tools and modern technology, they design solutions that help you optimize throughput and yield. Sensia has helped global customers seamlessly migrate their less effective control systems, update safety systems, and optimize processes by using advanced process control solutions

Sensia also provides various engineering services that can help you reduce risk while helping keep projects on time and on budget.

Sensia’s integrated information, control, and power solutions for gas processing plants are suitable for:

  • Fire and gas systems
  • Motor control solutions
  • Metering and measurement
  • High integrity pressure protection systems
  • Process safety, which includes emergency shutdown systems and safety instrumented systems
  • Pump, compressor, turbomachinery control and condition monitoring
  • Process and Advanced Process Control
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Process Control Solutions for Optimized Operations

Automating your processes does not have to be a “one-size-fits-all” solution to maintain your critical operations.

Today, process control, discrete control, power control, and safety control no longer have to be a choice of separate technologies. Producers can now choose to implement a plant-wide control system. The use of common automation technologies enables seamless integration of our process control system with plant-floor and business systems, creating more opportunity for plant-wide optimization. This approach improves productivity, lowers energy consumption, and reduces total cost of ownership.

Our optimization solutions help you meet the variability, waste, and energy consumption challenges you face to help you meet your production goals. We manage this through our unparalleled industry expertise and in-depth knowledge of the key processes and variables that can be improved to help you meet your business objectives.

  • Our process control and optimization solutions can help you in areas like:
  • Operational safety 
  • Cost of maintenance 
  • Reduced fuel and power usage 
  • Environmental regulations 
  • Optimal separation of fractionated products

Safety, Efficiency, and Maximum Uptime

Whether retrofitting a facility or building a new one, gas producers globally have applied our solutions to improve yield and cut costs.

Our ability to offer integrated systems and services enables smooth data flow at all levels with a complete automation solution. We deliver world class gas plant control through three levels of capabilities:

  • Gas plant automation
  • Monitoring
  • Safety and connectivity to enterprise information systems

We automate the compression and separation of the raw product. Our controls fully automate the scrubber columns, dehydration systems, amine systems, reboilers, fractionation columns, and condensers. We also fully automate your data management and send automation data to your business systems to help enhance your decision-making ability.

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