THINK Gas, ABB India Collaborate to Commission AI-enabled City Gas Distribution (CGD) Network

Bangalore, India – THINK Gas Pvt Ltd, one of India’s fastest growing city gas distribution companies, has partnered with ABB Ltd to deliver a digital solution to maximize the efficiency, availability, and reliability of its expansive city gas network, which includes multiple remote terminals spread across the states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh.

ABB has designed a solution that will integrate, monitor, and control day-to-day operations across the enterprise, automating workflows to help operators maximize uptime and improve safety, using its SCADAvantage™ system deployed in the cloud. The ABB Ability™ Genix Industrial Analytics and AI suite, which will bring together multiple sources of real-time data from THINK Gas’s operations across its network, will be at the heart of the THINK Gas digital architecture.

ABB’s industrial AI has access to a significant amount of information and a holistic view of assets and processes by collating and contextualizing operational, engineering, and transactional data from IT systems, from which it provides better, actionable insights for how to drive performance and efficiency. The system will be managed through a central control room called Nucleus, where operators will be able to retrieve data and communicate critical information such as operational equipment parameters and consumption trends.

Hardip Singh Rai, CEO, THINK Gas, commented, “At THINK Gas, we are committed to adopt state-of-the-art technology solutions that will help optimize our network, meet the growing demands in our markets, achieve efficiency, and enable us to provide uninterrupted supply of natural gas to our customers. This partnership with ABB marks a cornerstone in our digital transformation journey, that is helping us build THINK Gas into a modern and robust CGD company that is ready for the future.”

Stating that city gas distribution is gaining momentum as the government expands supply networks across India, and this helps get natural gas, a green fuel alternative, to consumers, G Balaji, SVP, Head-Energy Industries, ABB India, commented, “Our automation and AI solutions help unlock data to get better and deeper actionable insights, enabling smart, safe, and sustainable operations. Visualizing the status of the network, understanding the consumption and demand, and managing the assets are key requirements for CNG suppliers. We are proud to be part of this project, which is contributing towards clean fuel adoption and energy transition in the country.”

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