Yokogawa and Statoil to jointly develop a system that can map noise levels (photo: Yokogawa)
Yokogawa Electric Corporation reports penning an agreement with Statoil ASA to jointly develop a field wireless system. Under this agreement, Statoil and Yokogawa will draw on their respective strengths in plant operations and ISA100 Wireless field wireless technology to develop a system that can map noise levels in real time at Statoil’s plants and upstream E&P facilities, as part of Statoil’s Wireless Noise Surveillance Project (WiNoS).
By introducing this system, Statoil will be able to obtain real-time noise information during work in noisy areas, and use the data for better risk control of the noise exposure of personnel.
Masatoshi Nakahara, director, senior vice president and head of the IA Platform Business at Yokogawa, comments: “It is crucially important and a matter of urgent concern for company managers to optimise their management of health, safety, and the environment. Based on this agreement, Yokogawa will seek to develop an ideal system in Norway, Europe’s largest producer of oil and gas. To achieve this health, safety and environmental objective, Yokogawa will combine its wireless technology and know-how with the knowledge and expertise possessed by Statoil, a world-class energy company that is well known for its innovations in oil exploration and production technology. We believe this effort will lead to solutions that help our customers.”
Based on this agreement, Yokogawa will provide its technology and products to build the ISA100 Wireless communication system, and Statoil will utilise its expertise to determine the overall system specifications and conduct field tests. Technologies contributed by other Norwegian companies and research institutes will be used to develop the sensors and data visualisation graphics. Statoil and Yokogawa will conduct field tests of this system at a Statoil offshore platform in the North Sea to confirm its viability as an health, safety and environmental solution.