The explosion/flameproof STEx family from E2S Warning Signals encompasses audible, visual and combined warning devices and manual call points, all employing 316L stainless steel enclosures. Designed for installation in the harshest of onshore and offshore environments where corrosion is a particular problem, the units are IECEx and ATEX approved for Zones 1 and 21 for use in hazardous areas containing both gas or dust. Extended certification and operational temperature ranges enable the STEx family to be employed in the most arduous of applications. Members of the STEx family are also DNV approved for on-deck marine use.
TAQA chooses Asset Guardian Solutions
Specialist software helps manage and secure process control software assets
Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in protecting companies’ process control software assets, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by TAQA.
A a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, TAQA’s UK operations include five platforms that produce from 13 fields spread across the Northern North Sea and the Central North Sea.
As a result of this contract award, AGSL is providing its Asset Guardian software management toolset to TAQA for use on its North Sea offshore assets.
Ensuring integrity and availability of process control software data and files
Asset Guardian can ensure that backups of new and modified software are securely stored and easy to access from any location, making certain that effective version control is in place. This reduces associated downtime caused by a potential process system software failure. As part of the project, AGSL is also helping TAQA to electronically migrate its existing process control software files and data into Asset Guardian.
AGSL is also delivering an online computer-based training (CBT) programme so that employees can learn to use the Asset Guardian toolset.
“We are proud to have been selected by TAQA to provide them with our method of securing and managing process control software assets,” said Sam Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd. “We look forward to working with them.”
Building on success
Since 2004, AGSL has been supplying the process control industry with the Asset Guardian toolset. Total E&P UK, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, Woodside Energy, GDF Suez, Inpex, Dolphin Drilling, Stena Drilling, BP, McDermott and nuclear energy provider EDF Energy are among those using Asset Guardian to protect and enhance management of their critical process control software assets.
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