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ABB expands collaborative operations for the oil, gas and chemicals industries

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Today, ABB announced it is expanding the ABB AbilityTM collaborative operations network with a new ABB AbilityTM collaborative operations centre for the oil, gas and chemicals (OGC) industries, based in Norway.

This new centre benefits from an expanded team of more than 150 experts that have been brought together from around the globe to support OGC customers to improve operations and maintenance using digital technologies to collaborate with dedicated, co-located operations experts.

The collaborative operations centre delivers information insights that can increase customers’ profitability and productivity through better asset performance, higher safety and security, reduced risk and lower costs.

The push toward digitalisation has increased the amount of data available to customers. ABB AbilityTM collaborative operations uses this data to provide more value to customers through information analytics, making this data more useful for driving decisions that optimise plant and fleet performance.

Collaborative operations for the oil, gas and chemicals industry has been proven to provide:
  • 20% extension of machine life by using immediate data analysis to better manage assets, processes and risks.
  • Improved uptime with intelligent solutions – up to 99% for one customer.
  • Up to 50% reduction in maintenance costs by using predictive rather than preventive and reactive maintenance practices.
  • Deeper visibility into equipment, plant and fleet performance, enabling customers to better uderstand performance capability and operating boundaries.

Per Erik Holsten, Managing Director of ABB’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business in the Industrial Automation Division said, “For 20 years, ABB has been helping customers in the oil, gas and chemicals industries benefit from emerging digital technologies so they can respond to challenges and remain competitive in the new market. We’ve added the collaborative centre in Oslo to help us continue to bring together our expertise with our customers’, helping to improve their reliability and operations while reducing their carbon footprint.”

Collaborative operations employs ABB technologies, software and services to automatically gather and analyse information on assets, processes and risks. Through these analytics, performance improvement areas are automatically identified, categorised and prioritised so that customers at operating sites, working with ABB experts in collaborative operations centres, can take actions to ensure that each plant is operating within regulatory, load, environmental and cyber security requirements. Collaboration is scalable to customer needs, capable of being applied at a device or process level, up to plant and enterprise-wide operations.

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