CruxOCM, the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA™), announced that Phillips 66 has committed to further expanding its production implementations of pipeBOT™ to additional pipeline assets to enable safer, more consistent operations that maximize utilization, efficiency, and throughput of their pipeline network. CruxOCM’s state-of-the-art solutions solve several industry challenges, and by utilizing the technology, Phillips 66 will be able to provide repeatable, secure, and consistently executed operations. CruxOCM’s pipeBOT™ reduces costs and increases pipeline throughput, ratability, and asset integrity.
The number of manual commands it takes for control room operators to manage pipeline functionality is staggering, typically anywhere from hundreds to thousands to complete discrete operations like start-ups, shutdowns, or swings. pipeBOT™ is designed to reduce manual commands through intelligent automation. By applying intelligence to the process, control room operator fatigue is significantly reduced — as many as 85% fewer commands need to be entered across all operating processes. This technology enables control room operators to perform more essential higher-level functions while ensuring safety and performance.