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Assam’s tea gardens & industrial customers upgrade to first of its kind ABB digital gas control systems for AGCL

ABB Ability™ SCADAvantage™ system facilitates advanced control and realtime monitoring o
  • ABB Ability™ SCADAvantage™ system facilitates advanced control and realtime monitoring of gas flow from remote centers
  • ABB’s pressure regulation skids enable precise metering and maintaining of optimal gas pressure along the complex gas pipeline network.
  • A flexible and scalable digital solution for reliable data transfer, ensuring last mile connectivity across 399 remote tea estates and six large industrial customers
  • Custom wireless communication infrastructure was developed to ensure seamless transfer of data from the remotely located tea estates to the central monitoring location

ABB’s SCADA-based solution monitors and controls gas flow across tea estates and select industrial customers, across six districts of upper Assam. The project was awarded by Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL) and will be undertaken in two phases to cover 399 tea estates and six large industrial customers. As the state utility works towards building a sustainable gas distribution system, one of the major issues AGCL faced with was the optimization of gas flow along its extensive pipeline network ensuring gas availability per pre-defined limit even to the last-mile consumer.

ABB was able to customize and deliver a state-of-the-art SCADA and telecom solution for AGCL covering 74 tea estates and six big industrial consumers in the first phase of the project. This solution comprises of three pressure regulating stations, one bi-directional metering station along AGCL’s pipeline.ABB’s control system helps AGCL to regulate the gas flow according to the requirements of each tea estate. ABB’s pressure regulation (metering, filtration and pressure-let-down) skids, ultrasonic-based metering module solution and the advanced control system, ensure gas distribution to the last mile connection while maintaining the optimum pressure along the length of the pipeline.