Terminal Automation

Terminal Automation Solution


Smart Terminal Manager (STM)

Smart Terminal Manager (STM)

Being the leading supplier for Oil & Gas distribution and transportation, GE’s Advanced Sys-tek product line offers the most appropriate combination of terminal automation system equipment, safety and communication solutions which is vital for the hassle free operations of the storage terminals.

GE helps to reduce overall project risk and helps in accelerating the production schedule which results in improved business performance.

Scope of Supply under Terminal Automation Systems Package includes following:

System Integration

* Power Supply and distribution

* Loading automation skid for tank truck gantry, Jetty loading/unloading

* Pump Automation through PLC & VFD

* Valves & actuators control automation

* Tank farm management systems

* Security & building solutions – CCTV and access control systems

* Instruments mounting, cabling & Installation

* Meter Proving Systems

Safety Solution for storage terminals

* Fire and Gas Detection Systems

* Leak detection in pipeline supply

* Hydraulic pressure surge protection

* Static charge grounding and prevention

* Identify and implement appropriate safety processes for Ex- Zone and Ex-d Zone.

* Overspill detection and prevention

* Emergency shutdown systems as per safety guidelines.

Terminal inventory management and reports

* Integration of terminal automation system and the ERP system of end user

* Inventory analysis report generation.

* System operation status monitoring and control

* Operational report documentation and analysis.

Up gradation

* Software upgrades for existing system

* Revamping of existing instruments and upgrade to modern instruments.

 


Services for terminal automation system package:


Before Installation

* Consultancy for technical aspects

* Site survey and analysis

* Functional Design Specification (FDS) and Detailed design engineering

* Product model selection

During Installation

* Instruments and Hardware supply

* Supervision of Installation

* Customised application development

* System configuration

* Integration

After Installation

* Commissioning

* Material Acceptance Testing

* Installed System Optimization

* Training on the systems

* Onsite support for the installed systems

Others

* Remote support for installed systems

* Extended warranty support

* Licence Upgrade support

* Emergency Support

 


Functionalities:


  • Batch Scheduling
  • Valve manifold sequencing
  • Valve manifold control
  • Product measurement and metering
  • Product filtration
  • Meter proving
  • Pump sequencing and control
  • Bay allocation
  • Tank gauging
  • Tank sequencing
  • Dyke valve status indication
  • Vehicle entry and exit validation
  • End of the Day (EOD) and End of the Month (EOM) reports
  • SMS alerts
  • Filling advice note (FAN) and Bill of lading (BOL) generation
  • Bay queuing and bay allocation for vehicles
  • Product reconciliation
  • Blending and additive injections
  • Reports
  • Alarm events and audit trails
  • Multi operation facility
  • Slot booking
  • Stand-alone operation
  • Emergency shut-down functionality
  • Fire & gas detection functionality
  • CCTV surveillance system

  • Benefits:


  • Worldwide presence
  • Single point responsibility and accountability
  • Improved terminal efficiency and safety
  • Modular Approach
  • Reduced project risk
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Increased Security and Accuracy
  • Reduced complexity as design and installation.
  • Accurate and faster Management Information.
  • Improved Environment and safety compliance
  • Improved Customer Service and Reliability
  • Real Time exchange of data within the organisation business system
  • Reduced time and cost related delays due to reduced technical interface.

  • Subsystems:


    The major subsystems of a typical terminal automation system include following:

    (a) Gantry automation subsystem: -

    The Gantry automation subsystem forms the major part of the Terminal Automation system. It is mainly about transfer and control of the flow of the products. It mainly comprises of the following instruments:

  • Batch Controller – Smartload
  • Proximity Card reader- Sentry card reader
  • Overspill prevention device
  • Static charge grounding device – Smart Ground Detector
  • Loading Arm
  • Loading arm position detection device cum arm interlock
  • Digital Control valve
  • Strainer cum Air eliminator
  • Flow meter
  • Pulse transmitter
  • Temperature transmitter , pressure transmitter and other field devices

  • (b) Additive Injection and Blending subsystem: -

    The diversified demand of fuels in today’s era is driven by various factors which includes the base product modification.

    It includes accurate blend of two or more products, enhancing the capability of base product by injection of special additive, to mark the product with injection of the marker.

    The additive injection and blending solutions offered by us helps in operation flexibility and enables to load multiple products from same loading arm and reduce dependency on multiple storage tanks.


    (c) Tank Farm Management Subsystem: -

    This subsystem manages the product stored in large tanks and constantly monitors the product level in each tank. It also monitors other important information like density and temperature. Components of a tank farm management system include tank gauges, temperature sensors, tank side indicators, water bottom sensors, communication interface units and tank farm software,


    (d) Control Room Subsystem: -

    This subsystem is used to control and monitor the operation of the entire Terminal Automation System in remote mode. It includes redundant Load Rack computers (LRC), operator-interface computers (OIC), printers, networking components, programmable logic controllers, uninterruptible power supplies, panels, consoles and related systems. The application of the STM software is installed in the LRC servers and the graphical user interface of STM is installed in the OIC clients.


    (e) Access Control Subsystem

    This subsystem is responsible for controlling vehicle entry and exit at the facility. The various components include barrier gates, card readers, traffic lights, vehicle sensors, a security station, and other related accessories.