Gas Processing

Natural Gas Processing Automation and Control Systems

Facilities strive to optimize production 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

Data transformation 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.

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.

Integrated Information, Control, and Power Solutions

Systems for Optimized, Efficient and Safe Operation of Gas Plants

Our PlantPAx® modern DCS solution is integrated with our Intelligent Motor Control (IMC) to help you meet plant performance requirements.

Our process control solutions can help you increase profitability in areas like:

  • Operational safety
  • Cost of maintenance
  • Reduced fuel and power usage
  • Environmental regulations
  • Optimal separation of fractionated products

Efficient and Safe Gas Processing Operations

We have helped customers seamlessly upgrade control systems, update safety systems, and optimize processes.

Our solutions are ideal for a wide range of applications including:

  • Metering and measurement
  • Fire and gas systems
  • Burner management systems (BMS)
  • High integrity pressure protection systems
  • Process improvement and advanced process control
  • Pump, compressor, turbomachinery control, and condition monitoring
  • Process safety, including emergency shutdown systems and safety instrumented systems SIL levels

Products and Capabilities

Achieve Operational Excellence With a Wide Portfolio of Solutions

Our portfolio of products and services provides gas processing companies with robust process control solutions. From pumps to compressors, PlantPAx, our modern DCS, allows operators to visualize information anywhere in the organization for fast decision-making. We will help you go from data to information to action and drive safer and more efficient operations.

How May We Help You?

Rockwell Automation and our partners offer exceptional knowledge to help design, implement, and support your automation investment.