ABB's Extended Automation System 800xA passed a technical evaluation by Shell Global Solutions for potential future use in the oil company’s projects worldwide.
The technical assessment process takes almost one year and documents the product’s ability to perform against Shell’s detailed technical specifications. It also examines the system supplier’s project execution capabilities. As a result of the evaluation, ABB has been approved for use in Shell as a MAC/DCS supplier for System 800xA and System 800xA High Integrity (SIS).
Shell’s evaluation noted several strengths for System 800xA, including its ability to integrate process and power automation on a single platform with related integration and control of IEC61850 devices.
System 800xA’s engineering tools were also noted as a unique strength. These tools promote consistency, reuse and redeployment of engineering configurations and strategies across numerous projects, as well as maintainability of delivered systems throughout the entire lifecycle, according to ABB.
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