Industry specific products for Oil & Gas industry, Chemicals and Shipbuilding


Customized SIMATIC products for oil & gas, chemicals and shipbuilding

The requirements of the oil and gas, chemicals and shipbuilding sectors for the automation components they use are diverse.
They range from use in areas subject to explosion hazard involving flammable gases, steam and air/dust mixtures such as e.g. in the case of oil drill pipes, use outdoors in an extended temperature range and in direct sunlight, all the way to use on the darkened bridge of a ship.

In the case of drill pipes in the oil and gas industry and also in the chemicals industry, the following product features are important:

  • Certification for areas subject to explosion hazard in Zones 1/21 and 2/22 in accordance with ATEX, FM Class I, Div. 2 and UL Haz. Loc.

  • Daylight-readable display

  • Use in sub-zero temperatures and in regions with high atmospheric humidity

  • Resistant to harsh environmental conditions

  • Stainless steel surfaces are demanded for increased resistance to chemicals

The following are some of the features required in shipbuilding:

  • Dimmable display down to complete black-out

  • High resistance to constant vibrations, sharp impacts and the corrosive salt-laden atmosphere

  • Appropriate certificates/shipbuilding approvals, e.g.
    - GL (Germanischer Lloyd)
    - BV (Bureau Veritas)
    - LRS (Lloyds Register of Shipping) 
    - ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) 
    - DNV (Det Norske Veritas) 
    - NKK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) 
    - RMRS (Russian Maritime Register of Shipping)
    - RINA (Registro Italiano Navale)

Product example: SIMATIC MP 377 15“ Touchdaylight readable

Daylight suitable Multi Panel for control stations andoutdoor applications in hazardous areas.
The panel includes a daylight-readable and dimmable display,making it ideal for use in control stations, e.g. for drill pipes(oil & gas industry), ships (in shipbuilding), and other areas withoutshading, all the way to outdoor applications with the optionalTemperature Extension Kit (TEK). The required certificationsfor the shipbuilding industry are available.

12/20/2012 | Author: Name