THE SMART GRID CONCEPT IN OIL & GAS INDUSTRIES BY A FIELD TRIAL OF DATA COMMUNICATION IN MV POWER LINES

Authors

  • Leonardo R. M. Castor
  • Ricardo Natale
  • João P. Favero
  • Jair A. L. Silva
  • Marcelo E. V. Segatto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/2179-10742016v15i2493

Keywords:

Smart grid, overhead medium voltage, broadband powerline, Oil & Gas industries

Abstract

Nowadays, communication and networking technologies are essential for Oil & Gas industries in order to guarantee reliability, safety and low costs in the producing process. Information access and commands and set-points transmission from/to automation systems are challenging tasks mainly due to distributed production areas and hostile environments. This paper presents a field trial of broadband power line communication over an overhead medium voltage grid as a data transport employing 200 Mb/s BPL modems. Throughput, frequency response, physical speed and latency are some of the investigated network parameters. Experimental results obtained after propagation through 1.63 Km of a multipath MV power grid reveal the viability of the BPL technology as an access network for video and automation data transport in onshore Oil & Gas industries.

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2016-08-01

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Leonardo R. M. Castor, Ricardo Natale, João P. Favero, Jair A. L. Silva, & Marcelo E. V. Segatto. (2016). THE SMART GRID CONCEPT IN OIL & GAS INDUSTRIES BY A FIELD TRIAL OF DATA COMMUNICATION IN MV POWER LINES. Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications (JMOe), 15(2), 81-92. https://doi.org/10.1590/2179-10742016v15i2493

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