International Case Study: Natural Gas Operation in South America

SCADA Monitoring and Control Solution

MX-200 provides the most cutting-edge communication capability to work with SCADA equipment for Gas Field that can intensify operation efficiency, markedly reduce the labor cost, and raise long-term profit

Executive Summary

Transmitting information in the gas field can be a critical issue if there’s any minor incident occurs, for instance, gas leaking from the pipeline leading to a dangerous explosion. Thus, real-time monitoring of data mining is extremely needed. As the largest natural gas company in South America, BEC Technologies provides hundreds of MX-200 as an intelligent communication support for controlling and managing the entire pipeline area. BEC provides an exceptional 4G LTE industrial router suitable for oil & gas field application supporting seamless connectivity to overcome any significant problems and eventually put gas field owner at ease.

Challenges

Reliable and robust internet connectivity is indispensable particularly for the gas sector in harsh terrains with inadequate network coverage. Natural gas entity aims for a high availability and secured communication to obtain a time-critical decision in real-time. Therefore, system integrator was looking for 3G/4G LTE solution that can handle in hazardous environments, such as oil and gas field, which won’t cause ignition and explosion of the specified flammable gas or vapor-air mixture and proposes a continuous operation to optimize the site performance.

Solutions

BEC MX-200 is an industrial-grade router with flexible input voltage range 9~56Vand wide operating temperature -20 to 60 ºC. BEC MX-200 has passed the UL Class I Division 2 certification assuring it’s application in a hazardous zone which no sparking effect to any specified flammable gas or vapor-air mixture. With EWAN and 4G LT wireless connection functionalities, MX-200 ensures a seamless and auto-failover internet connectivity for 24/7. Supporting robust VPN protocols, including IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, GRE, and OpenVPN, MX-200 secures data transmission over the public network. Also, MX-200 supports RS-232 serial ports and Modbus, serial communications protocol, which can directly connect to SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) equipment and transmit essential data collected from sensors and instruments from the field for remote control and critical decision making. MX-200 key functionalities are real-time surveillance data transmission and security system even in the limit connectivity such as in underground natural gas site which needs a unit rapid internet connection to understand the critical equipment and achieve maximum rapid internet connection to understand the critical equipment and achieve maximum performance.

Results

By employing MX-200, real-time field metrics is easily traced only by sitting back at the office through ultra-rapid, consistent, and safe connectivity. MX-200 provides the most cutting-edge communication capability to work with SCADA equipment for a gas field that can intensify operation efficiency, markedly reduce the labor cost,

and raise long-term profit.

 

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