Ever heard of switchgears? A Switchgear system is combination of electrical disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers used to control, protect and isolate electrical equipment. Basically, Switchgears offer protection and isolation to circuits and equipment when there is electrical fault. Continue reading Safety Checks on Switchgears.
Gil Automation has now increased her capabilities and competence in manufacturing to international standard, with the recent deployment of the latest technologies in the production of panel enclosures, server cabinets and other metal sheet products. The Company’s machines were procured Continue reading GIL Automation Takes Delivery of State of the Art Machineries
Considering an efficient flame detection system for asset protection? SPECTREX offers you a reliable solution! The SPECTREX SharpEye Triple IR (IR3) is a state-of-the-art multi-spectral infrared technology detector which offers the highest level of sensitivity in detecting hydrocarbon-based (fuel and Continue reading Protect your Asset with SPECTREX Superfast Triple Infrared Detector
GIL Automations through its panel solutions and electrical systems department successfully installed 11kv Siemens Medium voltage panel and a 2500A distribution board for prestigious organization in Nigeria. This has been achieved through its local competence. The Low voltage (LV) panel Continue reading GIL Automation Completes Installation of 11kv MV and 2500A Distribution Panels
These days, business applications require a special approach to fire protection that accommodates every peculiar hazard application. Kidde Fenwal offers a unified total system solution that starts with early fire detection and ends with quick fire protection using proven technologies. Continue reading Kidde Fenwal: A Smart Choice in Special Hazard Fire Protection
In oil and gas industry, what matters most is the inflow and outflow of production. Oil&Gas needs to be measured, controlled and managed to ensure accuracy and to avoid critical loss – this brings about the basics of flow metering. Continue reading The “Why & When of Flow Metering Systems”
HERMetic UTImeter Otex is a Honeywell Tank system’s portable electronic liquid level gauge, designed to operate under open conditions on petroleum storage tanks where open gauging is permitted. The unit is used for custody transfer and temperature verification, inventory control Continue reading Now in Stock at GIL Automation – The New HERMetic UTImeter Otex
A major player in the gas sector in Nigeria contacted GIL automation with an intention of installing a propane handling unit as part of LPG Plant Expansion Project. This consist of a newly installed propane line, remote operated valves, pumps Continue reading GIL Completes LPG Plant Expansion Project.
This month, Gil Automations completed the fabrication and assembling of multiple location distribution boards for a reputable multinational Food&Beverage company in Lagos Nigeria. The assembled system will be used by this company in their production line. Initial package is to Continue reading GIL Completes Design, Fabrication And Assembly Of Multiple Electrical Distribution Board For Food&Beverage Customer
GIL Automations has the commitment, technology, and the resources to provide the best video surveillance solutions for industrial applications. We offer IP and analog video solutions including cameras, domes, lenses, keyboards, DVRs, HVRs, NVRs, quads, multiplexers and more. Our experience, Continue reading GIL Automations Video Surveillance Solutions
Circuit breakers are one of the most important protective components used in safely switching power off in order to protect cables, electrical devices and industrial plants in case of faults such as short circuit or overloads. These electrical faults can Continue reading Product Review: SIEMENS 3VA Moulded Case Circuit Breaker (MCCB)
GIL panel solutions team this month delivered additional turnkey deliver (design, manufactur and test) of multiple pump distribution panels for one of its highly revered clients for deployment in downstream fuel stations across the country. The operation philosophy of the Continue reading Pump Distribution Panels Delivered to Oil & Gas Customer.
GIL Automations has been awarded the contract for turnkey erection scope of all electrical, instrumentation and Control (EIC) on new 450MW open cycle gas turbine power station to be built in Nigeria. This landmark project is the first privately owned Continue reading 450MW Power Plant – GIL Wins Turnkey E&I Project in Nigeria.
GIL Automation was contracted by a local Oil company to provide a remote monitoring solution for their manned oil producing field. The Wellhead is located 300m from their existing telemetry node. Before GIL RMS: Although analog gauges where available, the Continue reading GIL Remotely Monitors Well Head Parameters In Record Time And Budget
GIL Automations has upgraded from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015, which is a further commitment towards providing quality service to meet and exceed our customers’ requirements (ISO 9001:2015). The new version focuses more on risk management system, which help to Continue reading QMS Upgrade: GIL QMS Now Accredited to ISO9001:2015 by BV
Open path gas detectors (OPGD) are available for the detection of combustibles (LEL) as well as toxic (e.g., H2S) gas leaks at varying distances (up to hundreds of metres). Each detector is made up of a transmitter and receiver unit, Continue reading GIL-Open Path Gas Detection for Process Optimization
GIL Automations recently delivered medium voltage switchgear for operations at the facility of a major International Oil Company operating in Nigeria. The 6-cubicle gas-insulated, metal-enclosed, single-busbar Siemens 8DA10 switchgear has a rated voltage of 36kV, operating voltage of 33kV, normal Continue reading 33kV Gas-Insulated Switchgear Successfully Delivered to a Major Oil&Gas Company
Hello from Goeje Island, South Korea! Following the successful completion and export delivery of the HULL and TOPSIDE ICSS Marshalling Cabinets for the on-going TOTAL EGINA FPSO project, GIL team are currently onsite in Korea carry-out final hook-ups and tie-ins Continue reading GIL EGINA Team Onsite Goeje, Korea
GIL Automations offers a new Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology (SWIFT) system of detectors and modules that forms a Class A or Style 6 mesh network of wireless fire detection. This system eliminates the need for wired fire detectors and Continue reading GIL SWIFT wireless fire Detection solution
GIL recently delivered a 4000A Synchronization, Distribution and Motor Control Centre (MCC), to a major Oil and Gas firm in Nigeria. The said Panel was a one of that hitherto has never been manufactured locally. From the Design stage to Continue reading Made In Nigeria: GIL Delivers 4000A Synchronization Panel
The times we are in Measurement and measurement-related operations account for a largely significant percentage of industrial processes. The economic success of most manufacturing industries is critically dependent on how well products are made and measurement plays a key role Continue reading Calibration versus Cost Cutting Economics: The Cost; the Risk and the Challenges
GIL Automations has recently concluded complete earthing system upgrade for a major petroleum products tank farm at Seme Krake, Benin Republic. The project involved the design review, installation and testing of the underground network of conductors and earth pits to Continue reading Tank Farm Earthing System Delivered At Seme-Krake, Benin Republic
In today’ industrial world of Programmable Controllers, Distributed Control system, Smart instrumentation and telemetry units, Data is constantly been generated. Engineers and System Integrators often have access to all their raw process and device data via OPC and know the Continue reading MatrikonOPC… Gaining Insight from Your Raw Data and Turning It into Action
GIL has successfully secured a major Instrumentation support contract with one of the top multinational breweries in Nigeria. This project will involve GIL performing scheduled measurement and instrumentation support services across multiple breweries across the country for a number of Continue reading GIL Wins Brewery Multiyear Instrumentation Support Contract
Accurate, traceable and repeatable liquid flow measurement is critical to industries such as oil and refining, where small errors during product transfer can prove costly. The small volume prover (SVP) meets the most stringent uncertainty requirements for meter proving Continue reading Flow meter Calibration – Master Meters vs Small Volume Prover
The need for effective process / quality control, environmental monitoring and compliance with statutory directives among other factors have made process gas analyzers indispensable for various applications in the process industry. However, certain factors need to be considered in the Continue reading Gas Analyzers Selection- 4 Things to know!
GIL Panel Solutions team have completed the second batch (Topside) of the ICSS Egina FPSO Marshalling cabinets same way they successfully delivered the first batch (Hull Marshalling cabinets). The Cabinets were assembled based on all processes ranging from PCS, FGS, PSS Continue reading TOTAL/EGINA FPSO Topside ICSS Cabinets Final Delivery
Our Success story this month comes from our panel solutions team for an Oil&Gas multinational Customer. Customer requirements include LV&MV Power System Line Protection system. GIL designed, built and tested a line protection system with some special features, such as- Continue reading GIL Delivers Feeder Line Protection System
GIL Product Support team welcomes our newest partner – the Appleton Group. As a global manufacturer of electrical products for commercial, industrial, hazardous and adverse environments, Appleton Group offers the industry’s best known and most highly regarded brands. From the latest innovations Continue reading GIL Welcomes Our Newest Partner – Appleton
Do you think it is time for an upgrade? Yes we think so too but…spare a moment to think things through. As System Integrators (SI), we have found that automation upgrades often fail because end users fail to make a Continue reading Low Cost Automation Upgrade – 3 Things to Know
Wednesday the 24th of February, 2016 marked the official launch of the BV Marine and CSIA Certified Panel Shop, the only shop certified in Nigeria for marine rated Industrial panels. The shop is a further show of our demonstrated local Continue reading Official Launch of GIL Automations BV Marine and CSIA Certified Panel Shop
On Friday October 30, 2015, GIL Automations Management/Employees received recognition for contributing toward achieving 100,000 man-hours without lost time incidents to personnel on Total – Egina ICSS Project in Nigeria after a successful Factory Acceptance Testing of EGINA FPSO Phase Continue reading 100,000 Manhours Egina ICSS Package Milestone Recognition for GIL Automations
Abstract The GIL Automations RTU (remote terminal unit) is a welcome innovation in process monitoring (temperature, pressure and other flowmeter parameters) specifically designed to address the needs of facilities in remote, unmanned locations, when asset owners are desirous of day Continue reading Remote or Unmanned Onshore/Offshore Facility Monitoring Solution in a Budget Constrained Market
GIL Automations has been listed by the Electrical/Electronics manufacturers group of the manufacturers association of Nigeria. The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) is a national industrial association serving and representing over 2000 companies in manufacturing, construction and service sectors of Continue reading GIL Becomes MAN Member
For 75 years, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry that share a commitment to improving safety, advancing drilling technology, striving for reasonable regulation and legislation and enhancing personnel competence. Continue reading GIL Becomes International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Member
GIL Automations has been awarded the Turnkey integrated Main Automation Contract (iMAC) for a Major Terminal in Southern Nigeria. The project scope includes turnkey Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Safety (E, I, C & S) systems integration and commissioning. The terminal will Continue reading GIL Wins E&I Contract From Major Terminal Operator
FMC Technologies Inc. Subsea Division (http://www.fmctechnologies.com/SubseaSystems.aspx) recently recognized GIL Automation Training Division (www.giltraining.com) for successful delivery of Human Capital Development subcontract scope delivered by GIL towards successful close out of the ongoing EGINA FPSO project. This was presented at the Continue reading FMC Subsea Honors GIL for EGINA FPSO Contract Delivery
An Overview of GIL Industrial Control Panels Capabilities. Panel Solutions Division is a Portfolio in GIL Automation, wholly dedicated to design, fabrication and assembly of Automation, Electrical and Control panels with unparalleled level of expertise and professionalism. As a competent Continue reading WHATS IN THE BOX ?
The major challenge facing most power plants is ensuring the continuous provision of reliable and consistent power. Substations are the building blocks for any grid, and without adequate maintenance and protection, they can quickly come tumbling down. Increasing competition is Continue reading AUTOMATED SUBSTATIONS – A SMART SOLUTION
The process plant is usually designed to be safe. However there will always be residual risks. According to most international standards, safety implementation is organized under a series of protection layers, which includes plant design, safety shutdown systems, Behavioral safety, Continue reading Top 10 Tips on Fire and Gas Systems Selection for Process Plants
GIL Automations has strong growth targets for Africa and in order to better meet the needs of many of our clients in the region, we are delighted to announce that we have opened our first office in Ghana. This would Continue reading AKWAABA! GIL GHANA
Valves are an important link in many industrial processes and in order to ensure plant productivity, safety and profitability, it is critical to always make certain that every valve in your industrial process is operating optimally and meeting relevant safety Continue reading Online Valve Testing – An Effective Way Out
Let’s give a big round of applause to GIL Automation in Nigeria! Don Roberts of Exotek recently audited GIL Automation at Certification Level 1, which is for larger integrators. They are a full service system integrator serving industries such as Continue reading GIL Automation is First Certified CSIA Member in Africa
As a valued customer of MatrikonOPC, I would like to introduce to you the newest member of the MatrikonOPC Global Partner Network, GIL Automations – They are the exclusive authorized MatrikonOPC partner for Nigeria. GIL Automations was carefully selected based Continue reading MatrikonOPC Announces GIL Automations as new Partner in Nigeria
For most manufacturers the commonest reason for production loss is often human error. Production losses and product recalls cost companies billions of dollars each year. The issue of product recall on its own is a major concern for manufacturers as Continue reading Avoid Production loss with Real Time Quality Control
Regular calibration of your flow meters is very essential in getting consistently accurate measurements. These measurements should be based on credible meteorological procedures. The procedures involve ensuring that your calibrations are done to industry standards like the ISO, PED, MIL-STD Continue reading How To Ensure The Right Calibration For Your Flow Meters
The decision to outsource or insource can be quite a major one as it can ultimately affect productivity and the quality of your outputs. Having a comprehensive knowledge of local supplier chain and support capabilities are big determinants, among others. Continue reading PLANT MAINTENANCE – Outsource, Insource or Resource?
Today, Programmable Logic Controllers are used for virtually all industrial automation and control applications, so in this edition, we decided to look into the basics of how PLCs work. A PLC contains a programmable microprocessor that is programmed using a specialized computer Continue reading MEET YOUR NEW LOGICAL ASSISTANT – THE PLC
Switchgears are a combination of disconnect switches or circuit breakers used to control, protect and isolate electrical equipment. The switchgear consists of a cubicle unit that is attached to a lower frame and they help in identifying faults found in Continue reading Safe Installation Procedures for Electrical Switchgears
The NOG (Nigeria Oil & Gas Strategic Conference) has established itself as the largest oil and gas event in Sub-Saharan Africa, due to the huge support and participation by all of the key players in the region and globally. The Continue reading Meet GIL Automations at the Nigerian Oil & Gas Exhibition (NOG 2014)
When it comes to company personnel, equipment and the environment, maximum safety cannot be overemphasized. Plant Operators and insurance companies place high importance on safety and require companies to perform process hazard analysis to determine the measures necessary for maximum Continue reading ABCs of Emergency Shutdown Sytems (ESDs)
The final year is usually a challenging year for a lot of students especially the engineering students. At the start of the final year they are required to select a project topic and supervisor and throughout the year you are Continue reading Final Year Projects – Made Easy
Ignorance is no excuse, plant operators now need to pay closer attention to the security of control systems. There are thousands of people whose only job is to get through firewalls – sometimes just for the sake of doing so Continue reading CYBERSECURITY: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Africa has over a billion people. Nigeria, for example has over 160 million people with high turnout of new technical/engineering graduates every year, majority of who remain unemployed or sometimes unemployable in industrial plants. As of today, Many African countries Continue reading Where have our Skilled Techies gone?
1 Supply chain risk management goes from reactive to proactive Intelligent technology will empower manufacturers to react faster to disruptive events by monitoring risks, identifying alternate suppliers, and helping plan mitigation strategies collaboratively. 2 Plug-and-play manufacturing Continue reading 5 Trends That Will Transform Manufacturing In 2013
Being the manager of an automation project of significant scale and importance could be one of the most demanding things you do in your career. It could also be one of the most rewarding. Projects can be very challenging and Continue reading How to Become an Outstanding Automation Project Manager
Thunder Horse Production and Oil Drilling Facility With Crew Quarters (PDQ) semi-submersible drilling and production facility is located over the Mississippi Canyon Thunder Horse oil field (Block 778/822), in deep-water Gulf of Mexico, 150 miles (240 km) southeast of New Continue reading Picture of The Day – The Largest PDQ in The World
Let’s face it 2020 is only 8 years away, look at 8 years ago: Facebook had barely launched, iphone and iPad did not exit, the A380 Airbus had not flown, and there was no You Tube, Twitter had not taken. Continue reading A Look at Industrial Operational Management Environment in 2020!!
Fellow Professionals, On behalf of all of us at GIL Automations, I welcome you to our official blog. At GIL, we don’t only do Automation, we love Automation. Our very existence is born out of the need to meet the demands Continue reading Raising a new Breed of Local Automation Techies