On December 29, 2020, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) launched India’s 1st Remote Monitoring & Operation Centre for Tracking of Refinery Gas Turbines across all its refineries in Hyderabad, Telangana. The project has been implemented by BHEL-GE Gas Turbine Services (BGGTS), a joint venture of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited-General Electric (BHEL-GE). It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.
The technology behind the Monitoring system is called ‘Proactive Predictive Analytics based Automated Anomaly Detection’, it was developed by GE, BHEL & IndianOil.
i.To aid in early detection & diagnosis of issues related to Gas Turbines, before they become critical & trigger corrective actions.
ii.To enhance operational reliability, productivity, and environmental sustainability of refineries.
S.M. Vaidya, Chairman of IOCL;Dr Nalin Shinghal, Chief Managing Director (CMD) of BHEL;Kamalesh Das, Chairman of BGGTS & Director (R&D), BHEL;Deepesh Nanda, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), South Asia, GE Gas Power were present during the inauguration.
i.The monitoring system will generate alerts & advisories using predictive analysis.
ii.Operational Data coming from 27 Gas Turbines of 8 Indian Oil refineries across India would be analysed 24*7 at the Remote Monitoring Center at Hyderabad.
iii.The monitoring system was originally proposed to operate from GE’s Atlanta Analytical Centre in America, however due to India’s Data Residency Clause & National Cyber Security Guidelines it was decided to operate from Hyderabad.
IOCL’s 8 refineries – Digboi (Assam), Bongaigaon (Assam), Paradip (Odisha), Panipat (Haryana), Gujarat (Vadodara), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Barauni (Bihar) & Haldia (West Bengal).
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i.On November 20, 2020, the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), through its company statement, has notified that it successfully conducted a ‘Proof of Concept’ feasibility study on ‘zero-emission electric mobility’ at one of its fuel stations in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
About BHEL-GE Gas Turbine Services (BGGTS):
Chairman – Kamalesh Das
Headquarters – Hyderabad, Telangana
About General Electric (GE):
Chairman & CEO – H. Lawrence Culp Jr
Headquarters – Boston, United States of America
About Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL):
Chairman – Shrikant Madhav Vaidya
Headquarters – New Delhi