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Journal of Instrumentation Technology. 2016, 3(1), 1-3
DOI: 10.12691/jit-3-1-1
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Reliability of Wireless Instrumentation in Oil & Gas Industry

Smitha Gogineni1,

1Instrumentation and Controls Engineer, Houston, Texas, USA

Pub. Date: November 04, 2016

Cite this paper:
Smitha Gogineni. Reliability of Wireless Instrumentation in Oil & Gas Industry. Journal of Instrumentation Technology. 2016; 3(1):1-3. doi: 10.12691/jit-3-1-1

Abstract

Wireless technologies are integrated into almost every part of our daily lives. Wireless technologies for Instrumentation offers significant cost savings such as faster commissioning, efficient maintenance when compared to traditional wired networks. The value of this cost savings are particularly significant in the highly competitive Oil and Gas industry, where aging facilities are common and upgrades are expensive. There are still some uncertainties on Wireless technologies in the industry due to its unknown performance characteristics such as stability and reliability of wireless communications at offshore and onshore facilities. Due to this, the acceptance of wireless instrumentation in the oil and gas industry has been slow even though the first wireless sensors are available since 2007. Reliability of wireless Instrumentation is critical as automation systems rely on accurate information for operators to make informed decisions for control and safe operations.

Keywords:
wireless instrumentation oil and gas WirelessHART ISA100.11a

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