Caterpillar Oil & Gas Announces New Generation of Operator Displays for Gas Compression Engines — Furthering Investment in Digital Technology

 

Houston, TX — Caterpillar Oil & Gas is pleased to announce the next generation of operator interface displays for Cat® gas compression engines. The newly designed displays provide for complete engine monitoring of important engine parameters and conditions on an intuitive color touch-screen. In addition, these capabilities provide complete engine set-up and tuning, eliminating the need for a computer based service tool for typical start-ups and maintenance. These capabilities reduce the complexity of setting up engines in the field giving operators convenient access to the information needed to maximize up-time. The user-friendly displays connect to Caterpillar and customer control systems or SCADA systems via a Modbus interface – allowing for convenient interfacing of systems.


“This announcement furthers our breadth in the technology and digital space,” said Dave Dunlevy, general manager of Caterpillar Oil & Gas. “Last week we announced the acquisition of M2M Data Corporation which will greatly increase the number of connected assets — accelerating our Cat® Connect strategy to get customer assets connected. Today’s announcement is another advancement in developing smart iron and digitally connected assets, providing our customers a complete solution to help them succeed.”


Historically, when fleets moved from one site to another, the equipment often needed to be reconfigured, requiring a laptop to set up the engines. With the new generation of displays, our customers will have the ability to easily install and trouble shoot without any additional hardware. Customers will also have the ability to perform Cat® Electronic Technician functions on a common engine interface throughout the gas compression platform. The displays will be available in various sizes, with the first being a 15 inch display, to be released in 2016 for G3600 A4 engines. Additional displays will become available in 2017.

ABOUT CATERPILLAR OIL & GAS

Caterpillar Oil & Gas, Caterpillar Inc.’s oil and gas division with headquarters in Houston, Texas, consolidates all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW.  The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at: www.cat.com/oilandgas.

ABOUT CATERPILLAR

For over 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011B, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media. 

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