Extreme conditions require reliable and secure communications

Reliable and secure industrial communications can facilitate the reduction of capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX), while also fulfilling HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, and Environment) requirements in the oil and gas industry. The conditions that oil and gas operations face every day are extremely demanding, including challenges such as explosive atmospheres, high vibration and shock, electromagnetic interference, extreme operating temperatures and ambient conditions, and often in remote locations without any communication infrastructure. Creating reliable communication infrastructures under these conditions can pose significant challenges. SCALANCE and RUGGEDCOM products and systems are purpose-built to withstand harsh conditions addressing the unique and evolving challenges of oil and gas production.


Rugged environments – proven communication networks

Environmental conditions in the oil and gas industry place high demands on network components and applications. As a trusted partner of the oil and gas industry, we are well aware of these challenging conditions. Our comprehensive RUGGEDCOM and SCALANCE portfolios of best-in-class industrial network components support deployment of reliable and secure communication networks for a nearly limitless range of oil and gas applications – upstream, midstream, or downstream.

High bandwidth data transmission between offshore oil and gas facilities

The oil and gas industry faces daily challenges to ensure reliable and secure data transmission over long distances and to remote locations. See how our portfolio of SCALANCE and RUGGEDCOM products and systems enable secure and high-performance wireless communication over a wide and local area between offshore oil rigs, FPSOs, FLNGs, supply and crew vessels, in some cases, even onshore facilities.

Wellhead monitoring via SCADA / RTU

Extreme temperatures and ambient conditions such as moisture, blowing sand and dust can wreak havoc on wellhead-related communication networks, creating unique challenges for ensuring reliable communication. Learn how you can achieve efficient wellhead monitoring and higher performance over the entire upstream field via a SCADA and RTU system with TeleControl Professional and DNP3/IEC 60870-5 based remote communication.

Wireless control and monitoring of a mobile pressure pumping unit

Compared with a wired solution, industrial wireless communication for fast and reliable setup of well stimulation assets can potentially improve CAPEX and OPEX as well as increase operational efficiency. In this case, SCALANCE W permits deployment of wired and wireless fail-safe data transmission, supporting applications for SIL (Safety Integrity Level) demands.

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A comprehensive portfolio with comprehensive certifications

SCALANCE and RUGGEDCOM network components have been granted new approvals for use in hazardous areas and marine environments. The RUGGEDCOM WIN portfolio has successfully passed the salt atmosphere test according to MIL-STD-810F. Thus, onshore and offshore WiMAX applications can cover distances of up to 40 km wirelessly. The combined SCALANCE and RUGGEDCOM portfolio is based on international standards such as ATEX, FM , IECEx and UL Hazloc. Some of our RUGGEDCOM components also have CSA approvals. Furthermore, our products have various marine approvals such as ABS, BV, DNV-GL, LR, NK, PRS and RINA. Use our product finders to choose the right product for your application.

SIMATIC NET Selection Tool


Use the SIMATIC NET Selection Tool to choose, configure and topologically connect industrial Ethernet switches and industrial wireless components. The integrated configurator with distance calculation for Industrial Wireless LAN for example helps you optimally assemble the components you need for your radio field.



Our comprehensive portfolio of RUGGEDCOM comprises products specifically designed for use in harsh and demanding environments. We have the right solution for every application. Use our RUGGEDCOM Selector to assemble the right RUGGEDCOM products for your application – in a simple and user-friendly way.


Future-proof industrial network for Yuanba Gas Field

The conditions for gas exploitation and transmission in the Yuanba Gas Field in China are extremely demanding. To ensure pipeline system safety, Siemens installed a redundant industrial Ethernet network using SCALANCE X switches.


Immediate emergency care at remote locations

The innovative telemedical application AescuLink requires reliable and efficient broadband communication. Siemens RUGGEDCOM WiMAX components ensure high-performance data transmission with uninterrupted image and video communication.

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