Foxboro, MA (PRWEB) October 3, 2007
Petro Rabigh has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to Invensys Process Systems to implement an InFusion-based plant information management system (PIMS) for its refining and petrochemical complex located in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The plant, which is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical Company (Japan), will start operations in the third quarter of 2008.
The plant information management project integrates best-in-class technologies into a unified system using Invensys' InFusion infrastructure. InFusion's object- and service-oriented technology enables easy access to the real time data from the process and utilities units and easy integration and transfer of data between applications to provide a seamless and scaleable information system. InFusion interfaces will facilitate integration with SAP modules.
The current system scope includes an integrated solution comprising Real Time Data Base and Historian, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), data reconciliation, plant-wide material balance and production accounting, alarm monitoring, emissions monitoring, and performance management, with more modules planned for the future.
The proposed solution consists of best-in-class technologies available in the market, including Invensys' new Material Balance Module for unit material balances and data reconciliation unified with InFusion technology. The Material Balance Module lets engineers efficiently evaluate volume and mass balances on-line, enabling them easily to improve data quality and reliability, which forms the basis for process analysis and improvement.
"This is a significant project for Invensys where the capabilities of the InFusion infrastructure, combined with best-in-class applications, will be cost effectively integrated to provide accurate, useful, contextualized information throughout the enterprise," said Nabil Kassem, Vice President and General Manager of Invensys Process Systems Middle East. "These systems provide our customers with the repeatability of information feedback, consistency of business process execution and visibility of information that enables faster and better decision-making. It reduces the noise in the information, permitting better understanding of the business and facilitating business process improvement."
About Petro Rabigh
Petro Rabigh is a joint venture (JV) company between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical Co. headquartered in Rabigh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The plant is the corner stone for a broader downstream conversion industrial development in the western region and in Rabigh in particular. Startup is planned for 2008 4th quarter. Saudi Aramco will supply Petro Rabigh with crude oil, ethane and butane. Sumitomo Chemical will provide proprietary petrochemical technology and marketing of petrochemical products base in some regions.
The Rabigh facility being built is a world-class refinery and petrochemical complex. The refinery will consist of an upgrade of the existing 400 MBD topping refinery to include Vacuum Distillation Unit, Vacuum Gas Oil Hydro treating Unit and Alkylation/Isom Unit. A range of refined products will be produced including naphtha, kerosene, gasoline, diesel and fuel oil. The centerpiece of the expanded site is the high olefins fluid catalytic cracker complex integrated with a world scale ethane based cracker. These petrochemical derivative units will produce a total of 2.4 million ton/year of polyolefin's. For more information, visit http://www.petrorabigh.com.
About the InFusion Enterprise Control System
The InFusion enterprise control system combines industry-leading capabilities from across Invensys with advanced enterprise information and integration technologies from both Microsoft and SAP that allows dramatic reductions in integration costs. With InFusion technology, most existing automation and enterprise systems can now be cost-effectively integrated into a common system. In conjunction with a suite of new performance services, Invensys' InFusion is helping industrial enterprises more effectively align operations and maintenance departments with the business to optimize overall asset performance management.
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About Invensys Process Systems
Invensys Process Systems (http://www.ips.invensys.com) is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. Invensys Process Systems encompasses industry-leading brands such as InFusion, Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Avantis and provides advanced products, services, and solutions to industrial facilities around the world. These include many of the world's largest upstream operations, refineries, chemical plants, gas plants, LNG plants, power plants, mineral processing plants, and pulp and paper mills.
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