|The BP Whiting Refinery (Source: BP Facebook Page)|
Monday, July 29, 2013
BP Whiting Crude Unit Starts Up: One of Many Fieldbus Modernization Projects!
I read an article last week in Flow Control magazine about a new BP Whiting crude unit starting up last week. This unit startup is a key milestone in the ongoing multi-billion dollar modernization and upgrade of the Indiana Whiting refinery. I have it on good authority that this project also incorporates a fair amount of FOUNDATION fieldbus technology, and is just one of many refinery modernization projects across North America that has decided to make FOUNDATION fieldbus part of its modernization strategy. Motiva Enterprises, a joint venture between Shell and Saudi Refining, Inc. also incorporates many FOUNDATION fieldbus devices and host systems at its refineries in North America (more information here). Chevron is also incorporating FOUNDATION fieldbus into both its new projects and modernization projects.