Development Program for automated process control systems at Gazprom’s facilities approved for 2017–2021
The Gazprom Management Committee approved the Comprehensive Targeted Program for the retrofitting, reconstruction and development of automated process control systems at the Company's facilities between 2017 and 2021.
The Program is aimed at further improving the Company's core operations through higher levels of process automation, broader functional capabilities of automated control systems and fewer operating costs. The Program will help Gazprom ensure enhanced reliability and safety of Russia's Unified Gas Supply System.
Among other things, the Program stipulates further actions for equipping gas trunklines, gas laterals, gas distribution stations and gas well clusters with up-to-date telemechanic systems. It is also planned to upgrade or replace outdated automation equipment of comprehensive gas treatment units, compressor stations and gas processing plants.
Gazprom's specialized structural units were instructed to use the Program as a basis for the preparation of proposals for the Company's annual and medium-term investment programs related to the retrofitting, reconstruction and development of automated process control systems.
The 2011–2015 Comprehensive Targeted Program for the retrofitting, reconstruction and development of automated process control systems helped Gazprom upgrade the telemechanic systems and equipment at the Company's gas production and transmission facilities.