Turkmenbashi oil refinery automates output transportation
Turkmenistan, Ashgabad, March 5 / Trend H. Hasanov /
A project, which is designed to provide the full automation of output transportation and its unloading to consumers, nears to completion at an oil refinery in Turkmenbashi.
According to Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper, this task will be fulfilled with the use of the SCADA data collection, processing and transmission telecommunications system now installed at the Kenar petroleum products storage and dispatch enterprise.
The project valued at more than 33 million euros is implemented jointly with Oil and Gas Trading Ltd. (the British Virgin Isles). Turkish construction firm Ekol also partakes in the project.
Thanks to SCADA, which has been installed and now is to be put into operation, and to MOTOROLA wireless link, it has now become possible to manage all facilities of the petroleum base using remote control.
High-precise measuring devices are installed within the extent of more than 80 kilometer-long pipelines, which transport diesel fuel, burner oil, gasoline, kerosene and other petroleum products to the storage site and offshore terminal where the products are loaded into tankers, and to the tank fields, supply oil barges at offshore moorages, and railway bridges owned by the facility.
Data, after being collected using digital sensors installed at measuring devices, are processed at the operator station's computers and the central dispatching place. Measuring devices have successfully passed tests with the use of mobile, high-precise proving unit FLOW PROVER.
The electronic technology to process petroleum products movement will enable to ease and to reduce time for formalizing production and commercial documentation, apart from high precise measurements of fuel receipt and sale.