Oil and Gas Solutions

Belden provides complete data and control communication solutions that meet the demanding needs of process applications. Belden has an extensive product portfolio aligned with industry certifications. Whether you're handling oil, natural gas or petrochemicals, Belden's cable, connectivity and networking solutions solve your toughest problems.

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Why Belden?

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Leading Innovator in System Communication

Belden offers a highly reliable, industrial-rated product portfolio to optimize your network and help your operations run efficiently. These solutions are aligned with industry standards and certifications including UL, ATEX, ABS and DNV.

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Reduce Operational Costs 

Maintenance-free network solutions reduce costs in extremely difficult-to-reach areas such as deep water shelters 200-400 meters from the surface. Belden helps companies to remotely and automatically monitor wells and fields and prevent production downtime.

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Industrial Design Experience and Support

Achieve ultimate security and continuous asset optimization with Belden's technical support team. From network design consulting to maintenance and support, the team provides an extensive range of services.

 

Total Solution Provider

Whether the application is an offshore oil rig, pipeline infrastructure, or local oil refinery, Belden is one of the world’s leading providers of communication solutions for oil and gas. Providing high signal reliability through cabling engineered to withstand oil and water intrusion, optimal network layouts and industrial-rated Ethernet switches, Belden has the right solution for your industrial application.

This diagram shows an application that required signal transmission across an onshore gas pipeline compressor station. The compressor station used Hirschmann OpenRail switches with ATEX, UL and Maritime ratings as well as XLPE, CPE cables that have outstanding water and oil resistance to achieve optimal network reliability.

 

Oil and Gas Markets

Oil and Gas Applications

Upstream

There is a growing demand for data sharing across exploration and production (E&P) firms to mitigate the risk of frac hits. With the volatility of oil prices, in order to cut costs, more efficient production is needed. Belden offers MarineTuff cables that provide the most efficient signal transmission on the market. Utilize our industrial switches, rated for Class I Div. II, perfect for oil production environments.

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Midstream

High growth in oil production in the United States has led to significant investment within the midstream market to transport and store oil and gas. Belden offers fiber optic cable rated for outdoor environments as well as industrial switches capable of supporting fiber networks across long distances to help network operators remotely monitor pipeline flow.

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Downstream

Environmental regulation pressure on the oil refinery market has driven more installation of smart devices to monitor CO2 and chemical emissions. The move toward digitization reduces waste and increases efficiency, driving down break-even costs of natural gas production. These technologies demand higher bandwidth. Utilize Belden for reliable network security and signal transmission as well as best-in-class support.

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Belden Solutions for Oil and Gas

Network Diagram

 

Core MPLS

The DRAGON PTN with HiProvision is extremely valuable for scenarios where engineers need the ability to predict the behavior of data as it goes across the network. MPLS-TP technology in the new device family guarantees bandwidth and makes it easy for engineers to deploy services inside the network including redundant data transmission. With no Command Line Interface (CLI), watch how quick and easy it is to provision services and tunnels here.

Layer 3 Routing

The Greyhound 1040 and DRAGON MACH4x00 help you build a redundant backbone network for maximum availability that offers redundant hot-swappable power supplies for maximum device up-time. Both switches support Hischmann's new HiOS operating system which features various security mechanisms, static and dynamic unicast routing, 1:1 Network Address Translation, router redundancy and multicast forwarding.

Field Level

Utilize our solutions to help manage and maintain network reliability all the way down to the field devices.  Whether you are powering a device over Ethernet with our RSPE switches, or protecting your network with one of our Tofino devices, our solutions are built specifically for industrial environments such as oil and gas production sites.



 

Backbone Switch Network Diagram - Oil and Gas

Products for Oil and Gas

To ensure optimal performance, Belden cabling solutions have been installed for field-proven experience in oil and gas applications.

Industrial Cable
Product Family UL 1309 IEEE 1580 Type P IEEE 1201 & FT4 IEC 60754-1 IEC 60754-2 IEC 60332-3-22 NEC/CEC UL Type OFNR/OFCR cUL OFNR/OFCR FR-4 ABS DNV
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Belden’s connectivity solutions complement the industrial cable and networking portfolios with cordsets and connectors that are able to withstand the harsh industrial conditions of shock, vibration, oil and water.

Industrial Connectors
Product Type M8/M12 IEC 61076-2-104 DIN EN 175301-803
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Belden’s industrial Ethernet switches and networking devices have earned an exceptional reputation in the oil and gas industry for ruggedness and reliability.

Industrial Networking

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Managed Rack Mount Switches GREYHOUND G 28 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
MACH1000 G 28 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
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Firewalls EAGLE One 100 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
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With various media modules, expandable IP routing and greater bandwidth support that is perfect for connecting OT and IT networks, Belden layer 3 solutions are perfect for oil and gas backbone networks.

Industrial Backbone Solutions

  Solution Description Approvals
Dragon PTN DRAGON PTN with HiProvision MPLS-TP provisioning is similar to SDH/SONET provisioning, but comes with a powerful network management system that makes it easier to provision and maintain the network. It guarantees bandwidth with the same deterministic behavior as SDH/SONET eliminating their disadvantages for packet based communication. With DRAGON PTN, customers get a complete, integrated solution for managing their networks from a single vendor, with MPLS-TP in the backbone layer and Layer 2 and 3 technologies, like MRP, in the access layer. With its fully modular dlesign, DRAGON PTN with HiProvision is ready for use in extreme and harsh industrial environments like oil and gas.

Basic Standard - CE | Safety of Industrial Control Equipment - IEC-6180-3, IEEE 1613

DRAGON MACH DRAGON MACH4x00 Layer 3 Backbone Switches The extended port flexibility offered by DRAGON MACH4x00 series allows engineers to progressively transition the network rather than go directly from 1 Gigabit ports to 10 Gigabit ports. No external power chassis is needed, which means engineers can use two internal redundant power supplies to reduce costs without compromising performance. Connect IT and OT networks and transfer more data from the field level to the control room. Basic Standard - CE, C-Tick, EN61131 | Safety of Industrial Control Equipment - UL 61010-1 and UL 61010-2-201 | Safety of IT equipment - EN 60950-1
Greyhound 1040 GREYHOUND 1040 Deliver on the high bandwidth and power needs of your network with a full Gigabit Ethernet switch that adapts to the changing demands of industrial oil and gas applications. These ruggedized switches have been specially designed to handle the increasing bandwidth and Power over Ethernet (PoE) needs of the market. The GREYHOUND 1040 switches include 12 fixed ports and also feature two media module slots that enable you to add 8 additional ports each, for a maximum of 28 ports per device. Safety of Industrial Control Equipment - EN60950-1, EN 61131-2 and UL60950 | Marine - GL/DNV | Hazardous Locations: ISA-12.12.-01 Class 1 Div. 2

To ensure optimal performance, Belden cabling solutions have been installed for field-proven experience in oil and gas applications.

Industrial Cable
Product Family UL 1309 IEEE 1580 Type P IEEE 1201 & FT4 IEC 60754-1 IEC 60754-2 IEC 60332-3-22 NEC/CEC UL Type OFNR/OFCR cUL OFNR/OFCR FR-4 ABS DNV
HaloarrestXLink Instrumentation, control and VFD Cables (LSZH) checkmark

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Loose Tube Indoor/Outdoor Fiber             checkmark

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Breakout Style Cable Tight Buffer             checkmark

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Industrial Copper Ethernet Cables     checkmark

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Belden’s connectivity solutions complement the industrial cable and networking portfolios with cordsets and connectors that are able to withstand the harsh industrial conditions of shock, vibration, oil and water.

Industrial Connectors
Product Type M8/M12 IEC 61076-2-104 DIN EN 175301-803
Sensor & Actuator Connectors checkmark

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Data Connectors      
Valve Connectors     checkmark

Belden’s industrial Ethernet switches and networking devices have earned an exceptional reputation in the oil and gas industry for ruggedness and reliability.

Industrial Networking

  Product Family Max Speed Port Density cUL508/cUL61010-1/-2-201 Class 1 DIV 2 DNV/GL ATEX 100a, Zone 2 cUL60950
Unmanaged Switches SPIDER G

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SPIDER III Premium G 9 checkmark

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RS20/30 100/G 25/26 checkmark

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ES42/ESD42 100 6   checkmark checkmark   checkmark
Managed DIN Rail Switches RSB 100 9 checkmark checkmark      
RS20/30/40 100/G 25/26/9 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark  
MS20/30 100/G 24/26 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark  
MSP G 28 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
RSP/RSPE G 11/28 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark  
RSR G 10 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
6K8 G 8   checkmark     checkmark
Managed Rack Mount Switches GREYHOUND G 28 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
MACH1000 G 28 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
Router DX40 100 4   checkmark     checkmark
Media Converter CS14/CSN14 100 3   checkmark     checkmark
Firewalls EAGLE One 100 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
Tofino Xenon 100 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
EAGLE20/30 G 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark    
Wireless LAN OpenBAT 450 2   checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark

With various media modules, expandable IP routing and greater bandwidth support that is perfect for connecting OT and IT networks, Belden layer 3 solutions are perfect for oil and gas backbone networks.

Industrial Backbone Solutions

  Solution Description Approvals
Dragon PTN DRAGON PTN with HiProvision MPLS-TP provisioning is similar to SDH/SONET provisioning, but comes with a powerful network management system that makes it easier to provision and maintain the network. It guarantees bandwidth with the same deterministic behavior as SDH/SONET eliminating their disadvantages for packet based communication. With DRAGON PTN, customers get a complete, integrated solution for managing their networks from a single vendor, with MPLS-TP in the backbone layer and Layer 2 and 3 technologies, like MRP, in the access layer. With its fully modular dlesign, DRAGON PTN with HiProvision is ready for use in extreme and harsh industrial environments like oil and gas.

Basic Standard - CE | Safety of Industrial Control Equipment - IEC-6180-3, IEEE 1613

DRAGON MACH DRAGON MACH4x00 Layer 3 Backbone Switches The extended port flexibility offered by DRAGON MACH4x00 series allows engineers to progressively transition the network rather than go directly from 1 Gigabit ports to 10 Gigabit ports. No external power chassis is needed, which means engineers can use two internal redundant power supplies to reduce costs without compromising performance. Connect IT and OT networks and transfer more data from the field level to the control room. Basic Standard - CE, C-Tick, EN61131 | Safety of Industrial Control Equipment - UL 61010-1 and UL 61010-2-201 | Safety of IT equipment - EN 60950-1
Greyhound 1040 GREYHOUND 1040 Deliver on the high bandwidth and power needs of your network with a full Gigabit Ethernet switch that adapts to the changing demands of industrial oil and gas applications. These ruggedized switches have been specially designed to handle the increasing bandwidth and Power over Ethernet (PoE) needs of the market. The GREYHOUND 1040 switches include 12 fixed ports and also feature two media module slots that enable you to add 8 additional ports each, for a maximum of 28 ports per device. Safety of Industrial Control Equipment - EN60950-1, EN 61131-2 and UL60950 | Marine - GL/DNV | Hazardous Locations: ISA-12.12.-01 Class 1 Div. 2

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