Swiss power and automation technology company ABB will supply an integrated intelligent energy management solution, Emax 2 air circuit breakers to Ecuador’s state-owned oil company Petroamazonas EP to avoid any unexpected generator shutdowns.

ABB will install its Emax 2 air circuit breakers featuring integrated power management in four new Petroamazonas EP facilities across Ecuador, where the company uses diesel generators to supply electricity for essential plant processes including pumps and drills.

ABB’s Emax 2 is capable of supporting the balance between power consumption and power supply, which is essential for continuous energy supply and process up time in the oil and gas sector.

According to ABB, its air circuit breakers can be integrated into any automation or supervision system.

Operators will also get real-time access to energy consumption data as Emax 2’s integrated communication modules will be connected with Petroamazonas EP’s local control systems.

Emax 2 also has remote diagnostic function, which is capable of interact with the plant’s central intelligence, to keep operations running smoothly by through preventive maintenance.

ABB Breakers & Switches business global managing director Giampiero Frisio said: "ABB developed Emax 2, the only circuit breaker that monitors and controls power networks automatically, because energy management should be simple.

"With sensing, communication and new advanced protection capabilities built in, our solution improves productivity and energy efficiency.

"For its communication capabilities, it is also a great example of the Internet of Things, Services and People at work, a crucial element of our Next Level strategy."