Ethernet Enables Midstream Oil and Gas Communications
Ethernet is everywhere. If you standardize on Ethernet for all your communications, you can improve safety and reduce costs in ESD/SIS applications and pipeline and in-plant SCADA. Ethernet can also, and probably already does, connect the plant to MES and ERP systems, as well as VoIP and all other network needs, such as email and file transfer. Using a single communications protocol reduces complexity and improves the robustness of your industrial communications. This white paper is focused on midstream oil and gas operations, but can be useful to any plant engineer or operator.