2021 Excellence in Automation Award Winner
EnQuest UK has won the 2021 ISA100 Wireless Excellence in Automation award.
Each year, the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) presents the ISA100 Wireless Excellence in Automation Award to a global end-user company that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation with ISA100 Wireless technology. This award was presented to EnQuest UK for leadership and creativity in the design and implementation of ISA100 Wireless Applications for Safe Gas Detection.
Draeger have designed and implemented, in collaboration with EnQuest UK, the largest ISA100 Wireless gas detection system in the UK, one of the largest in the world, at the EnQuest UK-operated Sullom Voe Terminal. The system includes 122 Wireless gas detectors and employs dual redundancy, retaining complete safe gas detection coverage following any component failure.
The ISA100 Wireless system represents an estimated 70-80% cost saving, confirmed by the customer, compared with a hard-wired gas detection system due to removal of the cost of extensive civil ground works and above ground cable containment at a site covering 640 acres/2.6sq/kms. This is the first UK site where Wireless gas detection is the dominant technology, present on an original late 1970’s processing plant, covering a large geographical area with limited field cabling availability. It represents a huge leap forward in terms of maintaining high safety standards with reduced costs. Wireless gas detection solves a problem SVT had been wrestling with, justifying a large capex spend project on an ageing limited life asset. The system was interfaced direct to the site’s distributed control system (DCS) for operator and emergency response alarm interface.
About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) is a non-profit industrial consortium under the umbrella of the International Society of Automation (ISA) with the following focus: ISA100 Wireless market penetration activities, awareness information dissemination, technical support, conformance testing services to ensure interoperability. Learn more at http://www.isa100wci.org.
About ISA100 Wireless
ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international industrial wireless network standard designed to meet the field needs of the process automation field. ISA100 Wireless is open and interoperable, enabling multi-vendors to build highly reliable, large-scale wireless networks.
About the International Society of Automation (ISA)
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a non-profit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence and is the trusted provider of standards-based foundational technical resources, driving the advancement of individual careers and the overall profession. ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its members and customers around the world. Learn more at http://www.isa.org/.
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