Solar Power System for Industrial Application

Oil & Gas

Oil and gas exploration usually takes place in remote areas, far from the nearest utility lines. When power is required in these remote locations, solar energy is often the most reliable and economical source.

Monitoring of gas and oil lines is now easy, reliable and inexpensive, thanks to solar power. Cathodic Protection (CP), a great way to protect your investment in equipment can easily be powered by a small photovoltaic array.

The communications aspects of oil and gas exploration, especially Remote Telemetry Units (RTU's) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition equipment (SCADA), are also excellent candidates for solar power. These systems require low power, usually at remote locations, so solar energy is often the most efficient source.

Oman Solar has designed and successfully installed several Solar Power Systems required for Oil & Gas Applications for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in most parts of Oman. All systems are working satisfactorily for several years.
Some of the applications of solar-powered systems include:

  • Flow Monitoring
  • Telemetry
  • Drilling Meters
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Natural Gas Automation
  • Gas Flow Measurement
  • Data Recording
  • Control Valves
  • Process Control Equipment
  • Lighting

Solar systems for remote monitoring & telecommunication system

Solar Power Systems are well suited to operating automation equipment used by the oil and gas industry. This equipment includes high-efficiency gas flow computers, Remote Telemetry Units (RTU's) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition equipment (SCADA). The equipment's low power requirements and typically remote siting often make a PV system the most cost-effective power source. Custom systems have been designed and manufactured to OEM or end-user specifications. Manufactured in volume to service multiple-site projects, solar electric power systems consistently provide high quality at the lowest possible cost.

Solar system for RTU and SCADA System

The RTU and SCADA systems are widely used in the oil and gas industry to collect vital data from the well heads and valves. The collected data from the well is transmitted to SCADA systems for analysis and to generate appropriate control for optimizing the gas used for lifting the oil. The solar systems are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions of tropical and desert areas.

Cathodic Protection system

Corrosion leaks are of significant concern to Oil and Gas industry and it is considered to be the largest controllable factor in pipeline safety. Cathodic protection is an electrical method of preventing corrosion since it is difficult and expensive to provide conventional power for cathodic protection systems in remote areas. Solar Powered Cathodic Protection system uses a highly efficient CP controller, which provides multi-turn potentiometers for adjusting the output voltage and impressed current as per the CP protection requirements provided by the customer.

MSV and Chemical injection skid systems

Stand-alone skid mounted solar system for operating the Motorized Solenoid Valves (MSV); RTU and Chemical injection systems are designed using state-of-art technology. The PV source is mounted on the skid, which reduces dust accumulation on the solar modules and as well provides shade to batteries and equipment. The batteries are installed inside weatherproof enclosure and mounted on the skid. These systems are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions of tropical and desert areas.

Instrumentation & Control

Many of the instruments, measuring and controlling devices in the Oil and gas industry are powered by solar energy. Stand-alone solar power systems are most suitable to power these equipments because of reliability and low cost.