Natural Gas Pipeline SCADA

As the world’s energy dependency increases, so does it’s reliance on the transport of natural gas from source to consumer. Whether it’s upgrading substation instrumentation or installing fresh lines, natural gas movers rely on SCADA solutions to interpret crucial data, and to keep their company, employees, and the environment safe.

“Our D/3 based Pipeline Control System has performed flawlessly and NovaTech helped move our control center to another location two miles away, in less than 3 hours.”

– Gilles de Kok, Integrity Engineer, ZEBRA Gasnetwerk B.V.

The Solution

NovaTech engineers designed, developed, and commissioned sophisticated control strategies and powerful graphical interface components to facilitate safe and efficient control for each managed station. Rather than implementing an out-of-the-box solution, this tailored approach allowed operators drill down to the station level using TotalVision graphics, and access detailed displays for alarms, trends, and consumption data. Operators now have complete control of the system in a centralized control room, utilizing the D/3’s built-in visualization components, as well as on-the-go, armed with iPads linked to 3G service for making informed and accurate decisions in the field.

Related Processes & Experience

Gas Intake, Safety Stop, Custody Transfer (Gas Heating, Pressure Reduction, Certified Flow Measurement), Gas Odorization, Data Storage, Slug Catching, Gas Liquid Separation (LPG Splitter, Condensate Recovery), Metering, Molecular Sieve Dehydration, Turbo Expander (Deethanizer, Propane Recovery, Butane Recovery), Stabilizer, Recompression of Residue Gas, Liquefaction, Products Storage

Related Solutions

Distributed Process Control, Operator Training Simulators, Recipe-Driven State Based Control, S88 Batch Management & Control, S106 Procedural Automation & Control, Electronic Batch Reporting, ISA 18.2 Alarm Management, Data Historian, Trend Visualization, Process Analytics, Process Simulation, Asset Management, Control Loop Performance Monitoring and Optimization, Energy & Asset Management, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Analytics, Regulatory Compliance & Validation, System Hardware & Custom I/O Cabinet Design, Product Lifecycle Services

Example Software Screens

Natural Gas distribution pipeline with geographical map.

Natural Gas distribution pipeline with geographical map.

    June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017 Aiken Training Office

    D/3® SABL® [#S456]

    A five-day course, using D/3® software, covering the steps involved in developing and using the SABL® package.

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    Reviewing the benefits, considerations, and steps required to migrate legacy I/O subsystems to NovaTech 8000.

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    Topics Covered:
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    * Wiring options
    * Software considerations
    * Proven implementation strategie

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    This video introduces the D/3, the Distributed Control System trusted by many Fortune 100 companies to keep their global operations’ continuous and batch processes running smoothly and efficiently. Part one reviews the system architecture and configuration tools.

    November 21, 2014

  • Natural Gas Pipeline SCADA with D/3

    The NovaTech (http://www.novatechweb.com) D/3 Control System is used as a Gas Pipeline SCADA master by ZEBRA Gasnetwerks in the Netherlands. The D/3 incorporates data from pipeline and substation PLCs to provide real-time control and visualization at the control center, and remotely view an iPad using 3G.

    October 15, 2014

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