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Enhanced Reliability and Availability Emergency Shutdown Pump Protection System for a petrochemical facility

Saudi Arabia is known for its natural resources especially oil. The customer is the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, with an overall production capacity of 69 million metric tons in 2011. The customer also has a major production center on the western coast in Yanbu. The customer required upgrading its obsolete control system for its safety critical pumps. INTECH was called in for:

  1. Reverse Engineering of existing Regent Plus system
  2. Design & Engineering of a new Emergency Shutdown System (ESD)
  3. Manufacturing, Installation, Integration and hot cut-over Startup & Commissioning of the modified system
  4. Shifting of the control of 25 critical pumps from a single Regent basedEmergency Shutdown System(ESD) controller to five (05) identical but separate controllers
  5. Planning & In-house procedure development
  6. Comprehensive Project Management services

The objective was to enhance the reliability and availability of the process critical pumps. The project was done on LSTK (Lump Sum Turn Key) basis

INTECH based on its rich oil & gas domain knowledge, technological expertise and its vendor neutral approach to system design choose hardware that was best fit for customer needs & requirements. The system delivered was designed keeping in view the specific international safety, compliance and operational excellence standards specific to a gas processing facility. The hardware selected included:

  1. Emergency Shutdown System – HIMA H41Q-HS
  2. Communication – Honeywell EPLCG Gateway
  3. Startup & Commissioning Services
  4. Project Management Services

INTECH enables oil & gas facilities to optimally deploy and maintain automation solutions resulting in enhanced productivity, reliability, safety, compliance, and flexibility of the assets and the enterprise. INTECH has completed over 100 major upstream Oil & Gas automation projects for the top ten Exploration and Production companies globally. INTECH design philosophy is based on a vendor neutral, best fit automation solution approach to ensure safe, efficient and compliant operations.

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