Venezuelan plant completes instrument upgrade

Heberto Martinez, Cesar Ortega Garcia Maraven S.A. Maracaibo The Lamargas complex, Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. The Lamarliquido LPG plant, offshore Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, has received a major upgrade to its control system after 25 years of pneumatic instrumentation. The plant is now operating fully remote from a new central control room with a maximum production of 5,500 b/d, expected to go to 6,600 b/d. The phases of the project included installation and integration of four control systems: Distributed control system (DCS) Fire prevention, detection, and control system (FCS) Refrigeration process turbocompressor control system (TCCS) Emergency shutdown (ESD) ...

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