Industrial Server to eliminate Oil Platform downtime

Industrial Server designed to reduce oil platform downtime

This innovation article on “Custom Industrial Server to eliminate Oil Platform Downtime” was written by our US partners, The Crystal Group.  To read the original article click, here.

Firstly, we believe it is important to share this type of content.  As it highlights the forward-thinking process that Crystal undertakes when designing a system.  Their aim is to provide an efficient, reliable, and adaptable industrial server solution that meets the required certification standards.  Let’s look at how the Crystal Group achieves this.



An oil and gas customer approached the Crystal Group with a request for a reliable server that could run software to prevent costly down time. Due to the remote position of the oil platform / oil rig, it is essential that any technology points are monitored.  As failure of these, ends in operational downtime or emergency repairs costing thousands in lost revenue.

The Solution:

The Crystal Group designed the IS2502 Industrial 2U Server.  Its main purpose is to collect data and send real time alerts of potential platform failure.

Firstly, this custom solution needed to be adaptable in consideration for future supply chain issues and meet a strict budget.  In addition, this industrial server for the oil and gas industry met BIS certification, to be in compliance with Indian standards.

However, the most important factor was the ability for the server to provide high reliability in harsh environmental conditions.  Such as extreme heat, humidity, and vibration. Achieved by designing and testing to strict environmental standards.  Therefore, making the IS2502 operational in a wide range of conditions.

Another key design feature was modularity of the IS2502.  As it had a completely custom faceplate to accept COTS drive carriers.  This removed excess components, and lowered the cost.

However, it is future proof.  Components are upgraded or switched out.  Meet the changing demands of the oil and gas industry.

End Result:

Finally, the server was delivered to the customer with the exact specifications met, on time and in budget.

To learn more about the Crystal Product Range in Australia and New Zealand, contact us.

About Crystal Group, Inc.

Crystal Group, Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specialises in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged serversembedded computingnetworking devices, displays, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defence, government and industrial markets with in-house customisation, engineering, integration, configuration management, product life-cycle planning, warranty, and support services.