Case Study:

Refinery improves safety and saves money installing wireless gas detectors for plant expansion project

Industry: Oil & Gas refining
Industry
Oil & Gas refining
Solution: Vanguard WirelessHART Gas Detector
Solution
Vanguard WirelessHART Gas Detector

Key Results

Install completed in days, not months
Install completed in days, not months
Leveraged existing WiHART network
Leveraged existing WiHART network
Realized savings of over $400K
Realized savings of over $400K

Challenge

A major O&G company purchased a tank farm that adjoined their refinery. The acquired asset did not have adequate fence line monitoring and needed to be brought into compliance. The time and cost to install traditional wired point detectors to do so, were not acceptable.

Solution

United Electric’s revolutionary and first of its kind Vanguard WiHART Gas Detector allowed the company to meet the inspection deadline for compliance, but also capitalize on $400,000.00 of savings, since the cost of the devices and labor for install was 1/5 that of the initial wired gas detection proposal. Taking advantage of its existing WiHART network, the company quickly and economically expanded their coverage of toxic and flammable assets. The ultimate payoff however, is protecting the health of the community living in close proximity.

Tank Farm ApplicationTank Farm Application

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