33kV Gas-Insulated Switchgear Successfully Delivered to a Major Oil&Gas Company

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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

Made In Nigeria: GIL Delivers 4000A Synchronization Panel

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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

Calibration versus Cost Cutting Economics: The Cost; the Risk and the Challenges

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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

Tank Farm Earthing System Delivered At Seme-Krake, Benin Republic

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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

MatrikonOPC… Gaining Insight from Your Raw Data and Turning It into Action

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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 Wins Brewery Multiyear Instrumentation Support Contract

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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

Flow meter Calibration – Master Meters vs Small Volume Prover

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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

Gas Analyzers Selection- 4 Things to know!

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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!

TOTAL/EGINA FPSO Topside ICSS Cabinets Final Delivery

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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

GIL Delivers Feeder Line Protection System

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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 Welcomes Our Newest Partner – Appleton

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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

Low Cost Automation Upgrade – 3 Things to Know

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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

Official Launch of GIL Automations BV Marine and CSIA Certified Panel Shop

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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

100,000 Manhours Egina ICSS Package Milestone Recognition for GIL Automations

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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

Remote or Unmanned Onshore/Offshore Facility Monitoring Solution in a Budget Constrained Market

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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 Becomes MAN Member

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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

GIL Becomes International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Member

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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 Wins E&I Contract From Major Terminal Operator

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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 Subsea Honors GIL for EGINA FPSO Contract Delivery

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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

WHATS IN THE BOX ?

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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 ?

AUTOMATED SUBSTATIONS – A SMART SOLUTION

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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

Top 10 Tips on Fire and Gas Systems Selection for Process Plants

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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

AKWAABA! GIL GHANA

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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

Online Valve Testing – An Effective Way Out

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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

GIL Automation is First Certified CSIA Member in Africa

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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

MatrikonOPC Announces GIL Automations as new Partner in Nigeria

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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

How To Ensure The Right Calibration For Your Flow Meters

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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

PLANT MAINTENANCE – Outsource, Insource or Resource?

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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?

MEET YOUR NEW LOGICAL ASSISTANT – THE PLC

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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

Safe Installation Procedures for Electrical Switchgears

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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

Meet GIL Automations at the Nigerian Oil & Gas Exhibition (NOG 2014)

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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)

ABCs of Emergency Shutdown Sytems (ESDs)

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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)

Where have our Skilled Techies gone?

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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?

5 Trends That Will Transform Manufacturing In 2013

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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

Picture of The Day – The Largest PDQ in The World

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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

Raising a new Breed of Local Automation Techies

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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