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Petroleum Refineries Ethernet Extenders Provide Real Time Measurement

Petroleum Refineries Making the move to more efficient Energy Suppliers

Enable-IT delivers more efficient operational control and monitoring for Petroleum Refineries.

Meeting the Challenge of Managing the Petroleum Refining of Sour Crude Oil

A developing test for all Petroleum Refineries is the movement in the nature of raw petroleum that refiners need to handle. By and large, unrefined petroleum generation is getting to be heavier and more harsh (containing more sulfur). Substantial, acrid rough’s are more hard to process and yield all the more overwhelming items, which require extra handling. More tightly item particulars oblige refiners to either utilize better quality raw petroleum or put resources into new units to update item streams. These prerequisites lead to the requirement for better generation control efficiency and reasonability. A few refineries are starting to grow and put resources into their physical foundations and supplant the strategy for manual review or valve control to more mechanized refining plant controls empowered by the utilization of Enable-IT Ethernet Extension hardware. Brilliant LAN driven screens, IP cameras and valve control systems influence protected Category appraised cabling over great and cruel ecological conditions all on account of Enable-IT Ethernet Extenders.

Vitality organizations, for example, Chevron and Shell Oil Company have both utilized the innovation of Enable-IT Ethernet Extenders to supplement the deficiency in labor to give new insight and control over refinery generation operations. Extender units were ruggedized and encased in NEMA/IP evaluated walled in areas in the key creation control territories and classification appraised cabling was capable achieve the fundamental LAN based observing and control interfaces. Before utilizing the Enable-IT Ethernet Extension gear, this was impractical and obliged people to frequently wander out to every area to physically work controls and valves. Presently it is empowered and robotized to keep specialists sheltered, better screen the live creation line and develop the operations to take care of business demand without a noteworthy increment in labor costs.


Key Benefits
  • Major reduction in workplace danger/accidents.
  • Lowers operating costs and assists with the shortage of labor in this marketplace.
  • Provides real-time measurement of product inventories for management analysis.
  • Increase of profit margins through more efficient production control.

Just in Time Inventory Management to Meet Market Demands

With all the most recent requests on the oil market in regards to free market activity, the old strategy for manual stock has ended up to ease back to stay aware of the day by day swings underway and supply. With the utilization of LAN based advanced control hardware, more exact treatment of live generation operations can be checked, controlled and increased all the more rapidly to meet this in the nick of time business sector swings and the conveyance of right item to business sectors. Already this level of creation control was not accessible without manual administrators at each of the controls requiring longer time to make modification also the perils of a petroleum refinery environment. The Enable-IT Ethernet Extension gear has permitted this to be computerized in such a style thus, to the point that laborers security is not traded off and the LAN hardware making the conformities never becomes worn out on the reiteration or commits errors. General generation has possessed the capacity to triple and plant development can all the more effortlessly flex to meet yield requests.

Increasing Petroleum Refineries Production Profit Margins

Hardware support on a foundry generation floor is basic to general up time of creation operations. Foundry creation has a great many moving parts, cranes and other substantial obligation mechanical hardware that requires consistent observing and support. The observing tasks were performed by visual assessment and manual re-tooling changes. Downtime for unexpected repairs costs the business beyond a reasonable doubt, so the usage of new LAN based brilliant observing sensors and re-tooling changes can all the more quickly ready control staff as to potential issues, fix minor issues before they develop into bigger all the more immoderate breakdowns.

Solutions Used

  • 860 PRO Kit – Gigabit Ethernet – worlds fastest Ethernet Extender
  • 865 PRO Kit – Gigabit Ethernet and PoE Extender – For unpowered remote controls

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Global Petroleum Refineries Leverage Enable-IT Network Extenders

Petroleum Refineries – Making the move to more efficient Energy Suppliers

Key Benefits
  • Major reduction in workplace danger/accidents.
  • Lowers operating costs and assists with the shortage of labor in this marketplace.
  • Provides real-time measurement of product inventories for management analytics.
  • Increase of profit margins through more efficient production control.

Meeting the Challenge of Managing the Refining of Sour Crude Oil

A growing challenge for all Oil Refineries is the shift in the quality of crude oil that refiners have to process. On average, crude oil production is becoming heavier and more sour (containing more sulfur). Heavy, sour crudes are more difficult to process and yield more heavy products, which need additional processing. Tighter product specifications require refiners to either use better quality crude oil or invest in new units to upgrade product streams. All of these requirements result in the need for better production control visibility and manageability. Some refineries are beginning to expand and invest in their physical infrastructures and replace the method of manual inspection or valve control to more automated refining plant controls enabled by the use of Enable-IT Ethernet Extension equipment. Smart LAN driven monitors, IP cameras and valve control mechanisms leverage shielded Category rated cabling over extreme and harsh environmental conditions all thanks to Enable-IT Ethernet Extenders.

Energy companies such as Chevron and Shell Oil Company have both leveraged the technology of Enable-IT Ethernet Extenders to supplement the shortage in labor to provide new visibility and control over refinery production operations. Extender kits were ruggedized and encased in NEMA/IP rated enclosures in the key production control areas and category rated cabling was able reach the necessary LAN based monitoring and control interfaces. Prior to using the Enable-IT Ethernet Extension equipment, this was not possible and required individuals to regularly venture out to each location to manually operate controls and valves. Now it is enabled and automated to keep workers safe, better monitor the live production line and grow the operations to meet business demand without a major increase in labor costs.

Just in Time Inventory Management to Meet Market Demands

With all the latest demands on the oil market regarding supply and demand, the old method of manual inventory has become to slow to keep up with the daily swings in production and supply. With the use of LAN based digital control equipment, more precise handling of live production operations can be monitored, controlled and augmented more quickly to meet market swings and the delivery of correct product to markets. Previously, this level of production control was not available without manual operators at each of the controls which require more time to make adjustments. Not to mention the hazards of a petroleum refinery environment. The Enable-IT Ethernet Extension equipment has allowed this to be automated in such a fashion so that workers safety is not compromised and the LAN equipment making the adjustments never grows tired of the repetition or makes mistakes. Overall production has been able to triple and plant growth flexes easier to meet output demands.

Increasing Production Profit Margins

Equipment maintenance on a foundry production floor is critical to overall uptime of production operations. Foundry production has thousands of moving parts, cranes and other heavy-duty mechanical equipment that requires constant monitoring and maintenance. The monitoring chores were performed by visual inspection and manual re-tooling adjustments. Downtime for unforeseen repairs costs the business dearly. So, the implementation of new LAN based smart monitoring sensors and re-tooling adjustments are able to more rapidly alert control staff as to potential issues, fix minor problems before they grow into larger more costly breakdowns.

Creating New Value with a High-Performance Extended LAN Solution

The Ethernet Extension equipment has provided the company with a new prospective on how to leverage digital technology to control, manage and profit from this petroleum refinery business.

Solutions Used

  • 860 PRO Kit – Gigabit Ethernet – worlds fastest Ethernet Extender
  • 865 PRO Kit – Gigabit Ethernet and PoE Extender – For unpowered remote controls

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