Refined Integration

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Overview:

ABB has taken the lead in the domain of electrical integration with its award-winning Extended Automation System 800xA, enabling intelligent electrical devices to be integrated utilizing the global IEC 61850 standard for control and protection of substation equipment.

A reliable and dependable energy supply is vital for the functioning of any industry. Managing and controlling this supply is thus as important as managing and controlling any other significant process parameter. The integration of the electrical control system into the process control system increases productivity and availability by permitting a single strategy in the areas of engineering, maintenance and operations.

ABB has taken the lead in the domain of electrical integration with its award-winning Extended Automation System 800xA, enabling intelligent electrical devices to be integrated utilizing the global IEC 61850 standard for control and protection of substation equipment. The adoption of a global standard based on state-of-the-art technology enables lower installation and operational costs, as well as enhanced asset management capabilities.

ABB is providing process control and power management systems based on System 800xA to nine of Petrobras’s 12 Brazilian refineries – solutions that will help increase production by a massive 40 percent. In this article, ABB Review takes a look at the project in Petrobras’ REPAR refinery.