February 2011, Vol. 238 No. 2


Advances In Wireless Monitoring Increase Intelligence Of Assets

Recent developments in process automation, wireless and information technology – and real-time data management systems – have helped make oil and gas field operations more intelligent. Pipeline managers and technicians are continually working to make operations more efficient and safe. Process automation plays a key role, as it provides an up-to-date view of the entire field of operation and has the ability to warn of impending issues. Process automation has traditionally been restricted to operations hubs, but new technology and an ever-increasing push for more efficient operations is driving automation to the more remote parts of a field. That, and the fact that

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