Yes. Today’s chemical and oil & gas industries face numerous challenges in the upstream, downstream and production areas. The main task for plant operators and electrical maintenance teams is successfully maintaining production output while ensuring the highest levels of safety, reliability and maintainability.
In the past, limited switchgear and motor control center maintenance information meant that a motor trip could occur unexpectedly, causing unnecessary interruption of the plant production process. Today’s intelligent switchgear and motor control centers provide dedicated information – available through real-time, condition-based monitoring – that allows operation and maintenance teams to predict abnormal situations and deploy early intervention to prevent potential faults.
ABB’s MNS® low voltage switchgear solutions range from traditional to intelligent and integrated power distribution and motor control centers. Our solutions enable chemical and oil & gas plants to operate safely and continuously by eliminating unnecessary shutdowns due to electrical failures. When ABB is involved from the FEED-phase of customer projects, designs can be developed to help minimize cost and downtime, while improving reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS).