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Predictive Diagnostic Software Contributes to StatoilHydro Winning the 2007 Hart® Plant of the Year Award

Jan 16 2008 Read 1021 Times

The HART Communication Foundation announced at the 2007 PowerGen Show in New Orleans, USA, that Emerson Process Management’s user, StatoilHydro, has won the 2007 HART Plant of the Year award for its project at the Ormen Lange gas field in Norway. Emerson’s AMS Suite and field devices are identified as key enablers for StatoilHydro’s effective use of predictive diagnostics for the Ormen Lange Project, including the subsea installations, onshore terminal and the world’s longest sub sea gas pipeline project.
The prestigious award from the HART Communication Foundation, recognises StatoilHydro’s innovative use of HART Communication with a Profibus DP network to deliver diagnostics to plant personnel.
StatoilHydro’s commitment to predictive diagnostics, along with the number and the extensive range of various HART instruments and valves from multiple vendors, made them an ideal recipient for the recognition.
At this difficult-to-access North Sea location, online diagnostics from more than 350 continuously monitored valves supply critical information to operations, maintenance and reliability personnel, as well as to experts around the world. The valves are equipped with Emerson’s FIELDVUE® DVC6000 digital valve controllers. Through AMS Device Manager with the ValveLink® SNAP-ON application, a component of Emerson’s PlantWeb® digital plant architecture, online diagnostics warn of pending valve problems, save troubleshooting time, and minimise unnecessary personnel trips into potentially hazardous areas to check status. AMS Device Manager provides an interface that allows online communication with HART field devices over a Profibus DPV1 network, an essential capability for leveraging and maximising StatoilHydro’s investment in HART-enabled devices.
The Ormen Lange gas field is Norway’s largest gas field and is situated in the Northern sector of the Norwegian Sea. It is being operated during the development phase by StatoilHydro. Norske Shell will take over full operation of the facility at the end of 2007.
AMS Suite is an integrated family of diagnostic software applications for predictive maintenance, performance monitoring and economic optimisation. AMS Suite enables companies to dramatically improve plant availability, throughput and product quality while reducing operations, maintenance and utility costs.
Emerson complements AMS Suite with PlantWeb services to ensure successful implementation of the applications and to maximise the value delivered to manufacturers.

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