IOC turbines to be monitored from Hyderabad

A remote monitoring centre that will analyse operational data from 27 gas turbines at eight Indian Oil Corporation refineries across the country has been established in Hyderabad.

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday inaugurated the IndianOil Remote Monitoring and Operation Centre, the facility set up by BHEL-GE Gas Turbine Services, which is a joint venture of BHEL and General Electric, a release said.

The project combines the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat and Digital India and is to ensure preventive as well as proactive monitoring and maintenance of the gas turbines remotely from Hyderabad, the Minister said.

IOC chairman S.M.Vaidya said it is for the first time such a multi-unit monitoring system is being implemented by an oil Public Sector Undertaking. The remote monitoring system was originally envisaged to be operated out of GE’s Atlanta Analytical Centre in the U.S. But owing to Data Residency Clause and National Cyber Security Guidelines, it was decide to operate it out of Hyderabad.

The release from IOC said the technology of proactive predictive analytics-based automated anomaly detection has been jointly developed by experts from GE, BHEL and IOC.

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