Bapco tank farm system upgraded
Manama, September 20, 2011
Baharain Petroleum Company (Bapco) said its process control and instrumentation department has successfully upgraded the key tank farm systems.
This includes the obsolete first-release of Yokogawa's Windows-NT based Centum-CS Distributed Control System (DCS) and Unix-based Oil Movement System in the refinery tank farm control building.
This consisted of upgrading the consoles to latest Yokogawa DCS-Centum VP-based CS3000 and Windows 2008 Server - Enterprise Edition-based Oil Movement System.
Proper planning and good teamwork during the design along with a thorough factory acceptance test ensured no shutdown of the fuel oil blender, which is running continuously round the clock.
The oil movement system package installed in the tank farm is a very specialised software to monitor and control the blending of petrol, diesel and fuel oil, including complicated tank-to-tank, tank-to-units and units-to-tanks transfers.
Bapco's chief executive Faisal Al Mahroos thanked the engineering division in general and the process control and instrumentation department in particular for the remarkable achievement.-TradeArabia News Service
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