Numaligarh Refinery Limited Implements Hexagon’s Operations Management Solution as Part of its Digital Transformation Initiative
Inauguration ceremony marks the acceleration of NRL’s digital journey16 March 2021
Hexagon’s PPM division today announced that Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has implemented j5 Operations Management Solution (j5 OMS) to ensure safe, efficient and compliant operations of its industrial sites. The j5 OMS inauguration ceremony took place at NRL’s refinery site in Numaligarh in December 2020.
The event was hosted by NRL and led by Managing Director Mr. S. K. Barua and the rest of the management team, including Director Technical Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan and Director Finance Mr. Indranil Mittra. The senior leaders and the j5 OMS Core Team members from NRL Operations Team were also present.
The inauguration ceremony marks the acceleration of NRL’s digital transformation journey as the j5 OMS adoption helps the company create a digital shift logbook and digitalize shift operations. The new j5 OMS combines the data collected by the employees with the information from historians, providing NRL’s Operations team with a single source of truth for Operations.
NRL will follow a phased approach for the j5 OMS deployment and has started the implementation with five refinery units: hydrocracker, solvent de-oiling, power and utilities, diesel hydrotreater and the Numaligarh Refinery Marketing Terminal (NRMT). A refinery-wide implementation of the solution is planned in first half of this year.
Hexagon’s j5 OMS combined with the j5 Connector for AspenTech will empower the NRL team with advanced business operations and technology transfer capabilities. This will improve shift-to-shift communication and help NRL reduce the risk of hazardous incidents, equaling industry-wide shift handover recommendations by experts. NRL’s personnel also will be able to collect measurements or observations in the field with industry-standard mobile devices.
Mr. S. K. Barua, MD at NRL, said,“Hexagon solutions will accelerate and support our digital transformation journey by enabling us to optimize our business operations. Hexagon solutions provide us with efficient, intelligent, and data-centric work processes with auditable traceability, supporting the entire facility lifecycle.”
“This partnership between NRL and Hexagon marks the first public service company j5 OMS adoption in India. Digitalizing the Operations workforce at the NRL refinery will enable NRL to not only see major advancements in the management of their daily operations but also ensure the best in market safety and sustainability standards. We look forward to successful adaptation of the technology,” said Mr. Chanpreet Sahni, Vice President for Hexagon’s PPM Division in India, following the inauguration ceremony.
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About Numaligarh Refinery (NRL)
The Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) is an energy company owned by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Government of Assam, and Oil India Limited, located in the Brahmaputra valley in the region of Assam. The commencement of commercial operations started in 2000, and in 2019, the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs approved the Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP) to expand the production capacity. www.nrl.co.in
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