In recent years, assets were deploying various Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) remote monitoring system solutions for different types of OEM, which require additional hardware installation at site, significant capital expenditure and a monthly subscription for each OEMs. Defying the norm, PETRONAS Upstream Operational Excellence team has decided to embark on the digital journey by developing in-house monitoring and analysis too using PI System/PI Vision, which is capable to identify anomalies trends, highlight potential incipient failures and identify opportunities for reliability improvement of the turbomachinery equipment.
The pilot implementation was conducted in 2017 for two units of turbomachinery equipment, which are supercritical equipment at a particular asset.