March 2005

Special Report: Instruments and Networks

Unified automation with digital plant architecture improves gas plant and gathering system operation

Benefits include improved quality control, safety and environmental stewardship, and reduced maintenance costs

Artusi, N., Chromu s. A.; Bersier, R., Emerson Process Management; Sanchez, M., Troncoso, L., Repsol YPF

M. SÁNCHEZ and L. TRONCOSO, Repsol YPF, Neuquén, Argentina; N. ARTUSI, Chromu S. A., Neuquén, Argentina; and R. BERSIER, Emerson Process Management, Buenos Aires, Argentina       Comments? Write: At the Loma la Lata gas field in Neuquén Province of western Argentina, Repsol YPF has retrofitted its main low-temperature separation (LTS) complex and much of the associated gathering system with a single control system using digital plant architecture. Featuring an

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