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MTL supply FOUNDATION Fieldbus™ solution for Saudi Aramco Project

2009 06 17
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MTL Instruments have supplied a range of custom packaged FOUNDATION fieldbus™ wiring components for the major oil and gas plant in Khursaniyah, Saudi Arabia. The integrated solution consists of ‘Megablock’ wiring hubs, with built-in spur short circuit protection, mounted in 316L stainless steel custom junction boxes for Zone 2 installation and providing in excess of 10,000 segments.

MTL have also supplied F800 fieldbus power supplies to the project, providing redundant fieldbus power at the price of simplex power. The F800 ‘Naked Carrier’ concept was a key criteria for selecting the power supply on this project A consortium comprising of Bechtel Overseas of London and Technip of Rome was selected by Saudi Aramco to provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up services for the Khursaniyah Gas Plant.

Brian Parkes, the Lead Control Systems Engineer at Bechtel said: “The choice of MTL for this project was made easier by the fact that their FOUNDATION fieldbus™ solutions were already approved by Saudi Aramco and proven on many Aramco sites. But, of course, the final decision recognised that MTL-Relcom products fulfilled the technical & commercial requirements of the project and that theirs was ultimately the most competitive solution”.

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