Advances in Automation: Wireless the Enabler
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type:
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date:
March 31, 2014
- Skill Level:
The introduction of WirelessHART® technologies has given refiners and petrochemical facilities the opportunity to add additional process and asset health measurements without the cost and concerns of pulling new cable through an operating process unit. These new measurements enable the facility to see added process parameters to improve efficiency, and asset health measurements to manage the health of assets in ways that were not feasible before.
This presentation will show examples how wireless automation technology has changed the work culture to be more informed about the process and asset health, thus able to make better decisions that affect operating performance, reliability, safety, and turnaround planning.