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  • Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas & Steel inaugurates IndianOil’s Remote Monitoring & Operation Centre at BGGTS, Cyberabad

    Published on December 30, 2020

    Hyderabad: Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel inaugurated IndianOil’sRemote Monitoring &Operation Centre for Remote Tracking of IndianOil’sRefinery Gas Turbines in Hyderabad today. This Project has been carried out by BHEL-GE Gas Turbine Services (BGGTS), which is joint venture of BHEL and General Electric. Also present on the occasion were Mr. S. M. Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil, Dr. Nalin Shinghal, CMD, BHEL; Shri Kamalesh Das, Chairman, BGGTS & Director (R&D), BHEL; Shri. Deepesh Nanda, CEO, South Asia, GE Gas Power; besides senior officials from MoP&NG, BGGTS and IndianOil.

    Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble said that this is an important day for the nation as the vision of Honble Prime Minister for Atmanirbhar Bharat and Digital India has been combined in the development of a great technology to ensure preventive as well as proactive monitoring and maintenance of refinery gas turbines remotely from here at Hyderabad. He also added that this is an indigenous technology developed by Indian technocrats and IndianOil, the premium oil company in the country is finishing the year 2020 with this big digital intervention.

    “This is the first time ever, such a multi-unit monitoring system in the country is being implemented by an Oil PSU in India.Originally, this Remote monitoring system was envisaged to be operated out of GE’s Atlanta Analytical Centre in the United Sates. But owing to Data Residency Clause and National Cyber Security Guidelines, the Centre would now be operated out of Hyderabad. To implement this project well on schedule, a core group of IndianOil experts worked closely with BHEL-GE Gas Turbine Private Ltd. In this context, this significant initiative also perfectly aligns with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s visions of achieving AtmaNirbhar Bharat. The project alsoconforms to“digital innovations across all energy systems”, one of the key drivers of the seven pillars delineated by him, for guiding the energy strategy of the country. IndianOil has been taking several digital initiatives to enhance energy efficiency, reliability and performance while ensuring contribution to environmental sustainability”, said Mr. S M Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil.

    This Technology of Proactive Predictive Analytics based Automated Anomaly Detection has been jointly developed by experts from General Electric, BHEL and IndianOil. By deploying this technology, the Gas Turbine Operational Data flowing in digitally from 27 gas turbines of the eight IndianOil refineries across the country would be analysed round the clock here at the Remote Monitoring Center, Hyderabad.

    Through analysis of this Gas turbine data at Hyderabad, BGGTS detects and diagnoses emerging issues relating to Gas turbines before they become critical and severe and triggers corrective actions. With such diagnostics, refinery process unit shut downs can be prevented, thereby enhancing the reliability of the refineries.

    Disruptions in gas turbine operations, besides affecting the productivity by shutting down the generation of captive electricity for refining units also lead to hydrocarbon flaring from the refineries to the atmosphere,impacting the environmental health and sustainability. With the implementation of this system, IndianOil refineries would achieve much higher standards of excellence and sustain IndianOil’s technology leadership.

    Earlier, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural and Steel, Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan also reviewed the Industry performance by oil marketing companies in Telangana, attended by officials from all Oil PSUs in the State.