Oil and Gas
Safety is a top priority in the oil and gas industry. Automated processes and simulation tools can not only increase efficiency but can improve employee health and safety in the mine environment. Systems that increase automation will limit exposure of workers to hazards such as noise, toxic products and dust.
Sequence of events recording can be performed and used to provide a root-cause analysis after a power disruption. By synchronizing metering, breakers, and medium voltage relays through satellite time synchronization, you are able to determine what has tripped first within the distribution in order to isolate the issue and bring a plant back online much faster, avoiding costly downtime.
Oil and gas customers can better manage their peak demand, balance loads, budget more accurately and find areas for reduced consumption and cost savings by using power management to schedule jobs based on rate schedules used by utilities. Many utility companies charge different rates based on time of day. By knowing when power is used and where, companies can avoid spikes and irregular usage patterns to avoid extra charges by the utilities.
Early indication of power quality issues that may cause downtime is another cost-saving advantage to using power management. Downtime, loss or deterioration of expensive equipment, and other expensive repercussions of power quality issues can be effectively avoided by utilizing a power management system.