PDVSA modernizes controls at the Jusepín oil production complex

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) is upgrading automatic controls at its Jusepín production complex, serving the Furrial oil field, about 450 miles east of Caracas.The upgrade to integrated automation technology will replace electronically monitored local pneumatic instruments.The first phase went on line in December 1998 and marked Latin America's first Foundation fieldbus application and its first control system based on Fisher-Rosemount's PlantWeb field-based architecture.For the initial step in modernizing controls at the Jusepín complex, PDVSA selected the oldest (Separator Module 1) of seven two-phase production separator modules. Each stage has four identica...

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