Indian products pipeline gets scada system

Roberto Bettoli, Angela Iacovoni Nuovo Pignone S.p.A. Rome David Holden LICconsult, Cleveland, U.K. A supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) system that, among other duties, handles approximately 400 control sequences along with leak detection and batch management, has been installed in an Indian products pipeline (Fig. 1 [41181 bytes]). The 1,443-km (896-mile) Kandla-Bhatinda multiproduct pipeline consists of two inlet stations, four pumping stations, five delivery stations, and two terminal stations and is equipped with 85 block valves. All the stations can launch and receive scrapers. Annual throughput requirement is 6 million metric tons/year (tpy) in the Kandl...

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