Wireless instrumentation in Oil and Gas
There is a growing popularity for wireless deployments in the oil and gas industry for different use cases such as videos, employee location, mobile operators, and more. However, wireless instrumentation is still an important element of discussion when it comes to process manufacturing.
This paper discusses, in brief, the history of wireless instrumentation followed by a comparison between wireless and wired instrumentation in terms of features and cost saving. The paper continues to further discuss wireless applications, advantages, risks, and QuEST capability in wireless instrumentation. The paper also discusses the potential method of reducing risks and future scope in wireless instrumentation. An interesting case study in wireless instrumentation for well optimization has been included.