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Benefits of integrating smart I/O in asset management system

Asset management + work procedures = value for Shell

By Chuck Micallef, FDT Group
Apr 20, 2015

Located near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, the Shell Scotford Upgrader facility has refining capacity of 255,000 bpd. This includes the 2011 commissioning of a 100,000 bpd expansion. Because of a tight project schedule and the very cold weather in the region, it was critical that the schedule not slip. After the automation / control system supplier was selected – Honeywell DCS with Field Device Manager (FDM) – the team decided to include smart I/O in order to take full advantage of their intelligent field measurement devices.

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