National Instruments is making a concerted push into the oil and gas vertical with a suite of ‘ready-to-use’ equipment and software bundles leveraging NI’s LabView FPGA technology to support oil country control and monitoring applications.
The bundles target nonconventional hydraulic fracturing operations with a pump monitoring and data collection system for fracking operations, a coiled tubing operations supervisor and an emissions monitoring system.
The frac pump bundle includes a tractor mounted rig with a diesel engine and pump combo. An electronic interface monitors critical functions and provides diagnostic information over an SAE J1939 bus. The NEMA 4X and Zone approved packages operate in temperatures from -40 to 70 °C. The FPGA-based ‘open platform’ interfaces with multiple sensors and software protocols.
An NI LabView system underpins Pemex’ Sistema de monitoreo de variables operativas (Simvo) that monitors and controls around 1.5 million bopd. Simvo replaced Pemex’ legacy systems that relied on phone and e-mail. NI’s field programmable gate array (FPGA) based systems provide high performance compute horsepower in a ruggedized unit. More from National Instruments.
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