Control Systems / Electrical Systems / Energy Management

ABB reduces downtime for Ecuador’s state oil company

By ABB news release

Sep 04, 2015

ABB ( is supplying an integrated intelligent energy management solution to Petroamazonas EP, Ecuador’s state-owned oil company, helping it gain up to an extra week of productivity annually by avoiding unexpected generator shutdowns.

Maintaining continuous energy supply and process uptime are key success factors in the oil and gas sector. Petroamazonas EP is installing ABB’s Emax 2 air circuit breakers with integrated power management in four new facilities across Ecuador, where diesel generators supply electricity for essential plant processes, such as pumps and drills.

Emax 2 accurately protects and supports the balance between power consumption and power supply, and its integrated communication modules connect with Petroamazonas EP’s local control systems, giving operators real-time access to energy consumption data. Through a remote diagnostic function, it can interface with the plant’s central intelligence to keep operations running smoothly by using preventive maintenance.

Read more on how Petroamazonas EP and ABB are collaborating on this smart energy solution.