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.
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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.
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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