MES Lab Automation

Industry: Refining

Application: Laboratory Information System (LIS)

Background: A large Asian refining major planned for LIS covering Design, Implementation, Training & Integration with:

  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
  • Refinery Scheduling & Oil Movement Application
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Analytical Instruments
  • Bar Coding System

The refinery lab handled:

  • 350+sample points
  • 500+analysis codes
  • 1000+ analytical parameters
  • Custom COA reports
  • Test & Executive Management reports

Business Objective:

Increase the Lab efficiency & data quality through the provision of a lab automation system to automate key laboratory tasks & enable real-time information exchange of laboratory analytical result information to other stakeholders in manufacturing & executive management. The project requirements included automatic & on-demand reports, Laboratory Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports & 5+ years of legacy data transfer.


  • PerkinElmer’s LABWorks@ application soGware based solution implemented with integrations o AspenTech’s 21 based Manufacturing Execution System (through OPC)
  • AspenTech’s Orion Refinery Scheduler Application
  • Honeywell Oil Movement System Application
  • ESRI’sArc View-based Geographical Information System
  • Multiple Instruments from various vendors (through instrument PC)
  • Lab Process Scheduling
  • Multiple Complex reports


Fully integrated system mapped with business processes went live & adopted by users, incorporating customer’s IT security policy & other unique requirements.

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