Middle eastern natural gas processing facility improves performance with ABB Ability™ Advanced Digital Services

ABB Ability™ Advanced Digital Services help improve performance of world’s largest Harmony Distributed Control System

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  • Achieve top performance from process control systems
  • Obtain single monitoring method to identify existing and potential process problems
  • Implement standard method for troubleshooting these problems
  • Deliver the remaining nine shortly thereafter
  • System performance degradation difficult to detect because of the size and complexity of the plant


Performance Optimization for control systems – Harmony and Performance Optimization for control loops provided the data gathering, analysis and troubleshooting methodology needed by the plant.

Main facts

Industry Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals
Customer Middle Eastern natural gas processing facility
Country Middle East


Resolved system and process issues

The customer uses these services daily to diagnose and resolve system and process issues, and to monitor system and process performance. Through these services, the customer was able to identify and correct issues that could have impacted production:

  • A faulty bridge was identified as the source of a problem and corrective actions were put in place.
  • An out of range controller was identified by monitoring CPU utilization range.
  • Controller configurations were found to be inaccurate and corrected before an expansion was put into production.

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