The midstream market has evolved. We’ve evolved with it.Pipelines 4.0 is an integrated approach to the engineering, supply and life cycle optimization of pipeline assets, tailored to meet the evolving needs of midstream operators globally. With a significant increase in demand for pipeline infrastructure, maximizing efficiency and driving down costs have become more relevant. Today’s operators must contend with a host of emerging challenges as well: effectively managing large amounts of data, cybersecurity threats and tightening legislation.
Integrated engineering solutions for midstream assetsWe are a major provider of engineering solutions and equipment for midstream assets. Siemens supports liquids and natural gas pipelines, with a focus on pump and compressor stations, as well as tank farms, terminals and storage facilities. With the industry’s largest installed base of rotating equipment, Siemens also provides motors and drives, automation, electrification (including e-shelters), digitalization and SCADA solutions. And, rounding out our integrated Pipelines 4.0 offering, we offer a range of financing options.
We work with our pipeline customers to deliver what matters most: safety, efficiency, predictability, reliability, and ultimately, peace of mind. Our close proximity to customers drove the development of Pipelines 4.0. The market has evolved, and we’ve evolved with it."Matthew Chinn, Executive Vice President of New Equipment Sales, Siemens Oil and Gas
Digital solutions for pipeline operatorsSiemens has the unique ability to offer an extended electrification package that includes oil and gas software for compressors, drives, motors, skids, automation, e-shelters, sub-stations and transformers, enabling operators to further streamline interfaces and reduce risk. And we are a major provider of data-based solutions to the oil and gas industry.
Discover your untapped assets
Advances in sensor technology and data analytics have ushered in the Internet of Things (IoT), which is steadily transforming entire industries, including oil and gas. Our data-based solutions, which include remote monitoring and drive-train analytics, offer the ideal antidote for aging pipeline assets. We are also developing unique applications, like SmartPump (highlighted below), to improve operational efficiency and drive down costs. And our cybersecurity strategies can help you afford maximum protection to strategic midstream assets.
SmartPump for oil pipelines
Securely hosted in Siemens cloud-based MindSphere IoT operating system, our SmartPump application holds the potential to reduce utility charges significantly, helping operators save millions of dollars over multi-year periods The data-based solution is designed to optimize load management, power consumption, and scheduling in pump stations.
SGT-400 PL Package
Our SGT-400 PL package is designed to meet the demands of today’s dynamic energy market. Compact and factory-complete, it is easy, affordable and fast to ship and install and backed by our world-class services. Powered by our SGT-400 gas turbine coupled with a Siemens class-leading pipeline compressor, it combines reliability with greater efficiency and lower emissions across the entire 10MW-15MW (13,000HP to 20,000HP) power range.
The Case for Large Power Block Gas Turbine Trains
To remedy North America’s shortage of gathering, transmission and pipeline capacity, pipeline operators should consider compression station design approach with the lowest cost of ownership, which can be achieved by using large power block gas turbines in their compressor trains.
An array of high-performance field instruments is required to monitor the health and efficiency of midstream infrastructure – from pumping/compressor, valve, and metering stations, to above- and below-ground storage tanks. This includes digitally-enabled flow, pressure, temperature, level and positioning products, as well as corresponding control and communication solutions – all of which must meet stringent standards set by the oil and gas industry.