Working in partnership

Schneider Electric has revealed its new BLISS (baseline integrated SCADA system) solution. BLISS combines Schneider Electric’s Enterprise OASyS SCADA – and its advanced application with IT infrastructure – with compute and networking provided by Cisco to deliver an IoT-enabled holistic pipeline management platform for new pipelines or upgrades to systems. A key aim is to provide operators with real-time visibility into the structural integrity of the pipeline to enable maintenance to be planned or immediate repairs to be effected.

“We are excited about the innovative possibilities this collaboration with Schneider Electric on Connected Pipeline solutions opens up for the oil and gas industry,” said Tony Shakib, VP of IoE Vertical Solutions Group, Cisco. “IT infrastructure development and the integration with SCADA services can represent a significant capital and time cost for companies. An all-in-one integrated design will significantly improve new project efficiency and quality and life cycle cost.”

“As a first-of-its-kind solution, we are proud to offer a more efficient, reliable and highly secure pipeline management service to oil and gas companies seeking to keep pace with a rapidly evolving industry, particularly in pipeline development,” said Larry Stack, senior vice president, Oil and Gas Pipeline Applications for Schneider Electric. “Our partnership with Cisco continues our tradition of creating cutting-edge solutions for the current and future challenges of our clients.”