Energized Oil and Gas Industry Choosing
San Diego, California, November 16, 2016— With potential savings of 80 percent, wireless sensors are becoming the default option for oil and gas remote monitoring, according to a recently published study by ON World.
“Over the past decade, new drilling techniques combined with advances with SCADA remote monitoring and wireless sensor network technologies have made North America one of the world’s top producers,” says Jeff Kreegar, ON World’s chief technologist.
In this same time frame, hundreds of thousands of wireless sensors have been securely and reliably deployed in large numbers from offshore platforms to arctic oilfields. With potential savings of up to 80% of the total infrastructure costs, wireless sensor networking (WSN) is becoming the preferred option over wired sensors for wellhead automation, remote equipment monitoring and asset management as well as safety, health and environmental monitoring.
Interest in ISA100 has been growing over the past two years due to its layered IPv6 based architecture that supports application flexibility, standards based backhaul networks and tunneling of other technologies including HART. ISA100.11a’s ability to support faster response times for wireless sensor networks has also allowed companies such as GasSecure (Dräger), Riken Keiki and New Cosmos Electric-- with infrastructure and control system partners Yokogawa and Honeywell-- to provide all-wireless gas detectors, something that was not feasible a few years ago.
ON World’s network tests found that LPWAN technologies can be used for advanced remote monitoring and control applications with multi-year battery lifetimes including near real-time pressure sensing in environments with high node density and precision indoor/outdoor asset tracking using coin cell batteries.
ON World’s Oil and Gas Wireless Sensor Network study is based on input from 100+ individuals across the whole oil and gas WSN value chain.
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