Centralized control improves operating efficiency

Enbridge Pipelines Inc., subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., Calgary, at yearend 2001 had completed consolidation of its 16 control centers in North America into a single centralized center in Edmonton, Alta.Consolidation of terminal and tankage facilities, accounting for 10 of the 16 control centers, required the most work and posed the largest hurdle to the project's success. This article details the technical issues faced in the consolidation, specifically those surrounding remote control of terminal and tankage facilities.Technical issues included providing:Full control of facilities in a compressed timeframe.A single expanded control center.A stable, reliable SCADA communication infrast...

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