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Siemens as network supplier

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

With comprehensive competence and extended experience, Siemens is the specialist for small, medium, and large industrial networks – with solutions even for mission-critical applications. Extreme conditions require reliable and secure communications that can facilitate the reduction of capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX), while also fulfilling Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) requirements in the oil and gas industry.

Siemens’ comprehensive RUGGEDCOM and SCALANCE portfolios of best-in-class industrial network components support deployment of reliable and secure communication networks for a nearly limitless range of oil and gas applications – upstream, midstream, or downstream.

Application example: monitoring and asset management of gas chromatographs

Plant machine reliability is key in all branches of the fine chemicals, refining and hydrocarbon processing industries for preventing system breakdowns and unplanned shutdowns – starting with the transparent connectivity of gas chromatographs to the visualisation.

The MAXUM gas chromatograph from Siemens enables chemical composition analysis of gases and liquids present in production phases. It is built for installation in harsh environments, either directly online or near at-line process measurement laboratories. Its application flexibility allows analysis of feedstock samples, partially processed streams, final products and process by-products, including wastes and environmental hazards.

Thus, reliable data transmission for a highly efficient monitoring and asset management system for gas chromatographs with a flexible and scalable communication network, including managed Industrial Ethernet switches SCALANCE X, can be implemented.

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