ProSys Engineering and Woodside Energy declared winners at the annual PACE magazine Zenith Awards held at the Sydney Opera House on 31 st May. Their project entitled “LPG Fractionation Unit Advanced Control Revamp” collected the Award for the “Oil, Gas and Hydrocarbons” category in addition to the “Overall Project of the Year” Award amongst eight industry categories. The objective of the project was to improve the capacity of the LPG Fractionation Unit following the commissioning of the 4 th LNG train in late 2004. A complete redesign and rebuild of the Advanced Control applications on the unit delivered a throughput increase of over 10% without any hardware modifications or interruptions to the process operation. The project demonstrated command of leading edge technology coupled with a holistic approach to improving plant efficiency and operability resulting in an excellent payback.
The Zenith Awards recognise engineering excellence in the field of process, automation and control. The 2006 Zenith Awards received over forty submissions with 110 participants attending the Award ceremony in Sydney . http://www.ferret.com.au/FerretAwards/PCAwards.asp
ProSys Engineering is an independent consultancy specialising in process control and optimisation. The company offers a depth of expertise in a range of DCS systems and process control technologies. www.prosysengineering.com