Controlled emergency shutdown procedures aid crude line safety

12/10/2007
Pipeline control center operators need controlled operational emergency shutdown procedures to prepare for an emergency situation. The procedures contain the particular operational measures for each location of the pipeline system to be initiated using remote control (supervisory control and data acquisition or other control system). Integrating these procedures in a geographical information system data warehouse provides a combination of information sources for a state-of-the-art control center tool based on a modern information technology infrastructure.Even if the operator never executes these procedures, they provide a good training tool for control room operators, demonstrating the p...
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