Pipelines 4.0 is an integrated approach to the engineering, supply and life cycle optimization of pipeline assets.
The solution builds upon Siemens' extensive pipeline experience, product breadth and expertise in rotating equipment, electrification, automation and digitalization
Siemens has launched Pipelines 4.0, an integrated approach to the engineering, supply and life cycle optimization of pipeline assets, tailored to meet the evolving needs of North American operators. The solution combines equipment and turnkey packages for pipeline stations with data analytics, life cycle service and cyber security, building on the company's extensive pipeline experience, product breadth and domain expertise in rotating equipment, electrification, automation and digitalization.
Key features include equipment and turnkey packages for pipeline stations, as well as data analytics, life cycle service and cyber security
Pursuant to Pipelines 4.0, the company has added integrated packages to its portfolio, such as an electric-motor-driven (EMD) compressor. The EMD is pre-engineered for efficient installation and startup, thereby allowing operators to significantly reduce project lead times. Siemens has the unique ability to offer an extended electrification package that includes compressors, drives, motors, skids, automation, e-shelters, sub-stations and transformers, enabling operators to further streamline interfaces and reduce risk.
On the data analytics front, the company recently developed ‘Smart Pump’ to optimize the power consumption of pipeline pump stations. Siemens has invested more than 10 billion EUR in software acquisitions in the last 10 years and is now one of the world’s top 10 software companies. Software-based solutions include the use of digital twins and the company’s IoT platform, MindSphere, to optimize pipeline asset performance, from pre-FEED through the entire asset life cycle.
Rounding out Pipelines 4.0, Siemens offers several business and financing models, including leasing, debt financing and equity investments.