News / JULY 18, 2018

AUMA "turnkey" solution for Pertamina storage space

AUMA delivered a turnkey solution for valve automation to Pertamina, an Indonesian oil and gas company. The scope of delivery includes 12 pieces of SAEx multi-turn electric actuators with integrated ACExC control with SIMA control system. The delivery is part of the first phase of the expansion project at the TGBM Manggis LPG storage area on the island of Bali.
AUMA’s SIMA control system has been successfully integrated into the existing SCADA storage space system. It uses an open and standardized Modbus RTU protocol to communicate with valve actuators and higher levels of the SCADA system. Actuators connect to Sima in an annular topology with integrated redundancy. At the SCADA level, THE AUMA system with Modbus RTU communication works in parallel with the existing system with older actuators using their own communication protocol.
“This project shows that with AUMA, a gradual upgrade of the plant and the existing system is possible, at any time and without any problems,” says Stefan Kolbe, Southeast Asia Sales Director at AUMA. “The customer especially appreciates the flexibility and the possibility of subsequent upgrades thanks to the standard and open communication protocol. They also see advantages in short response times with AUMA solutions, which allow for optimized process control.”
AUMA’s local representative in Indonesia, PTC, delivered a complete solution, including system integration as a turnkey package to Pertamina. The PTC experts not only installed the actuators, but also installed all power and communication cables, and performed electrical connections. They also performed the parameterization and commissioning of the actuators, and the integration of the equipment into the SCADA system without any problems.
Pertamina is a state-owned company responsible for the production and processing of crude oil and gas in Indonesia. AUMA has proven experience in Pertamina, delivering actuator solutions for valves for more than 20 years.
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