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Eaton delivers expansive solutions to help oil and gas customers close the productivity gap

May 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA … At the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, power management company Eaton will show how it is working with oil and gas customers to help solve productivity issues. An increasing global population and changing regulatory environment puts additional pressure on oil and gas operations to meet the world’s energy needs. Eaton's industry-exclusive solutions help oil and gas customers simplify maintenance and dramatically reduce or avoid downtime, even in harsh and hazardous areas.

“We know that nearly 20 percent of refinery shutdowns are due to electrical equipment*, and Eaton is helping customers master the power capabilities they need to provide uninterrupted operations and maximized production,” said Jill Nelson, director, oil and gas marketing and sales operations at Eaton.  

Attendees to Eaton’s booth #4838 at OTC can interact with application experts for hands-on demonstrations and see its latest electrical, hydraulic and filtration technologies helping customers reduce risk and optimize processes, including: 

  • Structural solutions designed to cut installation time by upwards of 50 percent and reduce parts by up to 75 percent
  • Fundamental power distribution technology for oil and gas operations, including switchgear: Eaton’s industry-exclusive Arc Quenching Switchgear is able to withstand an arc flash event, making it possible to return the equipment into services in hours; Eaton’s gas-insulated technology, Power Xpert XGIS can help reduce maintenance by nearly 40 percent
  • A broad portfolio of solutions for harsh and hazardous environments and deep application expertise to reduce installation time and maintenance costs 
  • Predictive technologies, including InsulGard, delivers the intelligence to avoid downtime, which provided The Linde Group with an estimated $1M to $3M savings to business operations
  • Remote monitoring solutions like the Power Xpert C445 relay that provide diagnostic information to avoid downtime  
  • Eatonite anti-corrosion laser cladding improves wear and corrosion resistance in motion compensation systems, reducing unplanned maintenance and downtime 

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Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

* Source:  U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Assurance Daily, Hydrocarbon Publishing Company: “Refinery power failures: causes, costs and solutions” 


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