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Invensys implements InFusion system for Petro Rabigh
Foxboro, Mass., October 1 - 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 also 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 solution consists of best-in-class technologies available in the market, including Invensys' new Material Balance Module for unit material balances and data reconciliation. The Material Balance Module lets engineers efficiently evaluate volume and mass balances online, 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."
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