Inkoel automation solution helps SOCAR maximize Kalmaz gas storage capacity and improve efficiency and safety. Inkoel upgrades to Endress+Hauser level and interface measurement technology, removing water from produced crude oil faster and better.
Baku, Azerbaijan. December 17, 2012 - Most crude oil production requires treatment to remove water. The crude oil must generally be free of water before it can be sold and transported in pipelines. Inkoel MMC in collaboration with Endress+Hauser has helped Binagadi Oil Company to remove water from produced crude oil faster and better.
Binagadi Oil has replaced unreliable ultrasonic and capacitance-based level measurement devices with new Levelflex FMP55 multi-parameter transmitters and Tank Gauging System from Endress+Hauser.
A common measurement in the oil production is detecting the interface level between oil and water in the tank. Emulsion always exists between oil and free water.The FMP55 guided wave radar is used to monitor the level and interface of oil and interface in 3 process tanks. High and low point level detection devices Liquiphant M FTL51 provide overfill prevention at the tanks. The Endress+Hauser FMP55 level transmitter combines guided wave and capacitance technologies, making it especially suitable for measuring interfaces with emulsion layers. The Levelflex FMP55 guided wave radar is enhanced with groundbreaking Sensor Fusion technology to offer best-in-class guided radar measurement for interface levels with emulsion layers. It combines the tried and trusted level monitoring capabilities of capacitance level measurement with the all the advantages of guided radar continuous monitoring in a single instrument to provide accurate, reliable interface level and overall level measurement. Redundant interface detection guarantees safe operation.
The Endress+Hauser Tank Gauging system provides inventory control with accurate data of level, volume and temperature at 3 additional storage tanks. The Tank Gauging System consists of the Tank Side Monitor NRF590, the non-contacting radar level transmitter FMR240 and the intrinsically safe multi-signal converter with precision average temperature sensor Prothermo NMT532. Each Tank Side Monitor NRF590 acquires data from the tank measurement transmitters via intrinsically safe 2 wire HART multidrop communication, displays at the on-site display and transfers the measured and calculated values to the upper level tank inventory system by EIA-485 Modbus interface.
Tank farm automation is now easier and less costly with the integration of Endress+Hauser Tank Gauging System and the Rockwell Automation digital automation system CompactLogix™ 1769. The more accurate and reliable tank automation system from Inkoel MMC has helped the customer to increase safety, reduce shutdowns and increase production.
About Inkoel MMC
Inkoel MMC provides instrument and automation solutions in the oil and gas, refining, chemical, water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, mining and other industries. The company collaborates with selected partners to help customers reduce system integration costs, improve operational and maintenance efficiency using best-inclass production of automation manufactures such as Rockwell Automation, Endress+Hauser, Metso, Phoenix Contact, Rittal, Leoni Kerpen and many others.
Endress+Hauser is trusted by more than 100,000 customers to make their processes safe, efficient and environmentally friendly. We offer a range of measurement products, including level, flow, pressure, temperature, analytical and complete engineered solutions designed to help customers acquire, transmit, control and record process information needed to manage operations in a safe, reliable and profitable manner.
Endress+Hauser accompanies customers on the path to digitalization
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalization has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working with partners. This dedication has been proven twice – winning the Digital Champion Award and presenting a new digital platform at the German Digital Summit.
The advantages of digitalization in the process industry can already be seen clearly. Increased networking opens up new opportunities in process optimization and increases plant efficiency. Endress+Hauser is therefore constantly increasing its offer of products, solutions and services in order to increase customers’ productivity and system availability while expanding competitiveness.
Digital Champion 2017
With Memosens, Endress+Hauser introduced a pioneering sensor technology for liquid analysis in various industries such as chemical, power & energy, food & beverage and water & wastewater over 10 years ago. Memosens sensors measure the pH-value in liquids, for example, and transform it into a digital signal while still in the sensor. The data is then passed on via a contactless system and provides extremely accurate, reproducible and reliable measurement results.
Furthermore, the technology combines high process and data security with simple handling: it can withstand corrosion and moisture, can be calibrated in the laboratory and enables predictive maintenance.
Memosens was presented with the Digital Champion Award in the category Digital Products and Services in June 2017. The award is a joint initiative of the German telecommunications provider Telekom and the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, which was set up in 2016 with the aim of awarding prizes to significant projects by medium-sized companies.
Endress+Hauser at the Digital Summit
Endress+Hauser also demonstrates its commitment through its work with partners: the company created a platform through which data can be exchanged together with BASF, SAP, Pepperl+Fuchs and SAMSON. This was presented for the first time at the Digital Summit of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology. The event took place in June 2017 in the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar region and saw over 1000 participants, including the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel.
The platform enables new forms of data-based cooperation. The effectiveness and efficiency in chemical production can be increased significantly, allowing new business models to be created. The ability to gather data on the condition of devices and components and exchanging this data with all those involved with the process helps determine maintenance requirements, plan maintenance work more efficiently and reduce plant shutdowns.
Subsidiary for IIoT activities
Endress+Hauser has combined its activities for IIoT in a subsidiary in Freiburg, Germany, in order to meet the high pressures of digitalization. Here, specialists work exclusively on products, solutions and services for digitalized plants. These include customized cloud solutions, for example, which utilize specific data from production processes and increase efficiency, as well as services for the plant’s entire life cycle.
Cover Story: While the oil and gas sector is still male-dominated, engineering-minded associations are working to motivate more women to work in the field.
While technology and engineering constantly evolve, the gender balance is an issue that still needs to be addressed by those who work in the sector. Throughout history, the engineering industry has traditionally underplayed its female workforce. For example, how many people could name the famous male machinist and engineer who industrialized car production in 1920s America (Henry Ford), compared to the female engineer—and movie star—behind a remote-controlled communications system for the U.S military during World War II which now serves as a basis for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi network connections (Hedy Lamarr).
The 30th annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 28 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2016 as chosen by you, Control Engineering’s print and digital audience. Review the winners and honorable mentions here to see if their innovative solutions can help you solve one of your most pressing problems.
Also, join us in congratulating these technological innovators. Let them know you learned about their solutions in Control Engineering, and tell them what problems you need solutions for next. Their continuous improvement ensures that manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency, and effectiveness necessary to compete—and win—in today’s global economy.
More than 100 finalists from 63 companies were listed on ballots for evaluation. Automation professionals from Control Engineering’s subscriber lists—all of whom are responsible for or influence technology purchases, or have hands-on day-to-day interaction with the technologies in each category—then voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. The result is a short list of Engineers’ Choice Awards winners and honorable mentions in 28 categories. A total of 1 grand winner, 28 winners, and 28 honorable mentions were named for 2017.
Industrie 4.0 combines production methods with state-of-the-art information and communication technology. The driving force behind this development is the rapidly increasing digitisation of the economy and society. It is changing the future of manufacturing and work in Germany: In the tradition of the steam engine, the production line, electronics and IT, smart factories are now determining the fourth industrial revolution.
The technological foundation is provided by intelligent, digitally networked systems that will make largely self-managing production processes possible: In the world of Industrie 4.0, people, machines, equipment, logistics systems and products communicate and cooperate with each other directly. Production and logistics processes are integrated intelligently across company boundaries to make manufacturing more efficient and flexible.
This facilitates smart value-creation chains which include all of the lifecycle phases of the product – from the initial product idea and development, production, use and maintenance through to recycling. In this way, customer wishes for everything from the product idea through to recycling can be taken into account, as well as the related services. This enables companies to produce products that are customised according to individual customer requirements more easily than before. The individual production and maintenance of products could become the new norm.
Radar has become the preferred technology for level measurement in many of today’s industrial applications since it has been continually developed and improved over the past 40 years.
For noncontacting radar instruments, selecting the microwave frequency transmitted by the device is an area in which some interesting recent developments have taken place. Noncontacting radar instruments using high-frequency (75 to 85 gigahertz [GHz]) technology have been introduced, complementing the low - (6 to 11 GHz) and mid-frequency (24 to 29 GHz) devices already extensively deployed to provide accurate and reliable level measurements.
Offering a wider selection of devices to end users is beneficial, but it is crucial to select a radar instrument that uses the most appropriate frequency band for each application. The different frequency bands are not equally suited to every application, so the strengths and weaknesses of each must be carefully considered in light of how various process conditions can affect performance.
Our Bulletin 2711R PanelView™ 800 Graphic Terminals are panel-mount display devices that offer keypad or touch screen options for operator input. These graphic terminals are available in 4...10 in. display sizes and are compatible with micro and small controllers.
They feature high-performance processors, high-resolution displays, and high flash and dynamic memories. The built-in Ethernet and serial communication ports support a variety of networks. These terminals offer improved usability with remote monitoring capability.
Features: Optimized for compatibility with Micro800® and MicroLogix™ controllers, Enables connectivity with CompactLogix™ 5370 L1, L2, and L3 controllers, Offers remote monitoring and troubleshooting of terminal using a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) server, Includes high-resolution display with LED backlight supporting 65K colors, Offers flexible application modes in landscape and portrait, Includes high performance 800MHz CPU processor with 256MB memory, Includes USB host port and microSD™ support file transfer or updating firmware, Alerts operators with alarm messages that include embedded variables, Provides ability to upload and download groups of data or parameter settings with recipe capability.