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INTECH’s Control Loop Optimization Services enable enhanced operational and maintenance efficiencies at a downstream facility in Nigeria

INTECH’s Control Loop Configuration Services were instrumental in achieving enhanced operational and maintenance efficiencies at a major downstream facility in Nigeria.

The client, a major global oil and gas company, was facing multiple process upsets due to non-optimum process control loop configuration while having trouble with simple and cascaded loops monitoring on its assets at the facility. INTECH, already an established name in Nigeria due to its excellent business record and business relations in the regional oil and gas industry, was approached to resolve the loop configuration issues which were adversely affecting operational and maintenance efficiencies.

Broadly, INTECH’s scope of work included:

  • Resolving Loop data integration issues from Control System OPC Server
  • Configuration of PID Loops for multiple Units for up to ~700 PID Loops to enable Loop Performance Assessment
  • Generate Post-Assessment Diagnostics, Identification of under-performing loops with Diagnosis and possible corrective actions
  • Generating recommended tuning parameters from Tuning software using various simulations
  • Prepare Summary Report of Loop Assessment and Results
  • End User Orientation for long-term bad actor management for worst process control areas

INTECH used its offices in Port Harcourt as the lead execution office for this project. INTECH’s team, to the client’s satisfaction, was able to achieve all the project milestones ahead of the prescribed timelines. With INTECH’s solution in place, the client was able to readily pin-point poorly performing loops requiring immediate action; thereby focusing and prioritizing, according to criticality of loop, its maintenance efforts on problematic process areas. Consequently, the costs of corrective maintenance were significantly reduced while appropriate loop configuration enabled the client to enhance production efficiencies.

About INTECH Advanced Software Solutions

INTECH offers consultancy solutions (consultancy, algorithms, technology) targeting operations, production & maintenance to discover hidden efficiencies in plants’ operating envelope. Working together with the customers, INTECH helps get more out of people, processes, and technology. INTECH’s partners are directly involved with, and influence the development of virtually all industry recognized alarm management standards and other influential documents, including the ISA-18.2 standard, the API-RP-1167 recommended practice, and the EEMUA 191 guideline document.

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About INTECH

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.

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