November 7, 2014
INTECH Process Automation is executing an alarm system improvement project to enhance the safety, reliability and profitability of a major Gas Plant in Southern Nigeria. INTECH’s scope of work for the project covers:
- Analysis of Existing Alarm System (Over 8,000 Alarmable Tags)
- Supply of Alarm Management Software Server & Client
- Integration of Alarm Management System with DCS & Safety System
- Configuration of Process Safety Metrics Reporting in accordance to Chevron Engineering Standards and ISA 18.2
- Automated Alarm System Performance Reporting System for Operations & Maintenance Team
- Training of the Plant’s O&M Team on utilizing System to achieve Alarm Management Lifecycle
INTECH identified an opportunity to improve the alarm system at the gas plant and was awarded the project. The activity has reduced alarm average count at the plant by 60%. A large portion of nuisance non-critical equipment alarms have been removed with 120+ instruments with possibly faulty chattering alarms identified. INTECH’s performance was especially highlighted by the customer who remarked how INTECH has “provided commendable service”, which “address[ed] a significant portion of the Alarm System Issue”, and is “very competent in complete Alarms Management Life Cycle.”
The concerned gas plant is located near a distributary of the Niger River in Southern Nigeria, close to Lagos. It has the capacity to process over 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d).
INTECH Process Automation Inc. is an international Control Systems engineering and Systems Integration company delivering reliable automation solutions to the Oil & Gas sector since 1991. INTECH has done projects in 31 countries across 6 continents with regional offices in 13 countries, equipping it with 2000+ engineering man-years of experience. INTECH’s vendor-neutral approach and extensive experience help serve both regional and global customers with the highest standards of quality and reliability.
INTECH covers all traditional asset classes (upstream, midstream & downstream) as well as shale and buoy automation. Its wide range of solutions covers traditional control system automation as well as hydraulic (surface and sub-surface) control system automation and advanced software solutions for operations and asset management. Customers benefit from INTECH’s lump-sum turnkey solutions to save costs and increase plant productivity.