Rockwell Automation will be delivering a clear message to visitors at Offshore Europe 2015: ‘You can get more from your assets, reduce operational costs and bridge the skills gap if you embrace the company’s technology and experience. With extensive control, safety and process automation expertise in the oil and gas industry, Rockwell Automation will be highlighting the four key areas that have delivered results for their customers around the world.’
Rockwell Automation will be showcasing the technology that the company’s engineering teams have used to deliver results for customers looking to manage obsolescence; gain a performance advantage through modern safety solutions; perform technology and control system migrations without interrupting production; and bring together equipment from a variety of vendors into a single, efficient, modern processing solution.
Bringing to the fore its experience of the fast pace of technological evolution from industry beyond the oil and gas environment, Rockwell Automation is challenging visitors to Offshore Europe to see how they can benefit by being more connected between operational technology and information technology disciplines and having a higher level of information visibility.
The stand, alongside strategic alliance partners and global leaders in measurement instrumentation and services, Endress+Hauser, will feature proof-points for reducing the risk associated with unsupported and obsolete technology. Experienced Rockwell Automation engineers will be on hand to talk through the best practice approach to extending the life cycle of existing assets while reducing the risk of expensive shutdowns associated with equipment failures.
A comprehensive portfolio of safety solutions will also be showcased, including the extensive assessment and consulting services available through the Rockwell Automation global safety services teams, who work closely with safety authorities to develop solutions.
Migration and hot cutover
Front of mind for many visitors will be maintaining throughput while improving the overall operational effectiveness of their facility. On the Rockwell Automation stand there will be answers to critical questions regarding how to best plan, install, commission and integrate new control systems and electrical equipment with existing architecture without taking large sections of a plant into shutdown mode. Included in this best-practice approach is the introduction of ‘work packs’, which record instructions for installers, and commissioning teams for how best to manage the materials, work actions and health and safety involved with a hot cutover to more efficient modern solutions.
At the heart of each of these approaches is the ability for critical control and safety solutions to work seamlessly with existing equipment regardless of the original vendor. Rockwell Automation staff will be on hand to talk through examples of projects from all around the world, which have benefitted from the multi-vendor support available with their process offering.
Offshore Europe, one of the UK's largest E&P events dedicated solely to the oil and gas industry, takes place between the 8th and 11th of September 2015, at the AECC, Aberdeen. Rockwell Automation will be in Hall 1 on Stand 1E52, where their experienced staff will be on hand to offer their expertise to visitors from across the oil and gas industry.
Edited from press release by Stephanie Roker