Invensys Process System upgrades controls at Barcelona regasification terminal
The site, at Barcelona Terminal, is one of three such facilities run by Enagas, Spain's leading natural gas transportation, regasification and storage company. Enagas currently has more than 7,600 kilometers of high-pressure gas pipelines in Spain, plus two other regasification plants and one underground natural gas storage facility.
Under the terms of the contract, IPS will upgrade the site from an existing Metso DCS Max1+ to its Foxboro I/A Series technology and InFusion enterprise control system. The company will also supply Fieldbus Foundation digital technology, GPS and sequence-of-events technology, four operator stations, two servers, an engineering station, a Historian server, a Hart station and one remote operation substation.
"One of our biggest challenges was to carry out the project without a shutdown so that Enagas could continue to meet contractual commitments to their electricity-generating customers," said Victor Martinez, IPS Client Sales Executive. "Enagas needed a business partner and industry expert who not only knew the site and the processes, but who could also provide excellent technical support.
"With our existing Triconex emergency shutdown and fire and gas system installations on the site, as well as our excellent relationship with staff both in Barcelona and at Madrid HQ, IPS was uniquely qualified to provide the service and equipment Enagas needs to meet the demands of their customers," he said.
Barcelona Regasification Terminal currently has six LNG storage tanks, two with 150,000 cubic meters (m3) of capacity, two with 80,000 m3 and two with 40.000 m3. Enagas was looking for a supplier who could offer both improved customer support and meet its medium-term plans for huge expansion at the site.
IPS has been providing valuable service to Enagas since 1995. The company began factory acceptance testing of the new systems in July, prior to full start up in December 2008. IPS systems and solutions now cover the entire regasification and storage sites at Barcelona Terminal, and the company is in negotiations with Enagas to provide an operator training simulation system for a new grassroots terminal being planned for the north of Spain.
About IPS (Invensys Process Systems)
Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimization, business operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world's most important industrial organizations - companies that operate large oil refineries; plants that process chemicals, gas, LNG, power, pharmaceutical and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at over 50,000 locations across the globe, include field devices and controls from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world's first truly open enterprise control system, InFusion.
The company's nearly 7,000 employees integrate these capabilities to create solutions that impact and increase efficiency, boost productivity, and accelerate performance. These results help industrial companies run safer, operate more efficiently, and extract useful knowledge from their operations to make faster, better decisions.
MORE PROJECT NEWS
X-ES Introduces XPedite5850 COM Express Module Featuring Powerful NXP QorIQ T4240 Processor
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is excited to announce the XPedite5850, a ruggedized COM Express® module supporting an enhanced Type 5-based...
MQTT is easy when you are using Tibbo BASIC/C-programmable devices
Very useful MQTT library and a pair of demo projects illustrating the use of the new MQTT library
Movicon used in MSC Cruise Ship Overhaul Project
This extraordinary engineering feat was achieved by slicing the ship in half by following a line marked out with accurate sandblasting and...
Aveva to supply virtualization software to platform in North Sea
AVEVA Activity Visualisation Platform will be used to improve operational training on Total’s Martin Linge topside platform in the North Sea
Flowserve to Supply Valves to Giant Pulp Mill in Brazil
Flowserve will supply all ball sector control valves, ball valves and butterfly valves for the new Klabin mill (Project Puma) located in the city...
Fluke products named finalists for Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year Awards
Fluke Condition Monitoring and the Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter are finalists in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment category. The awards honor...
CADENAS software used to automate LUCAS' robot quote generation
The assemblies of LUCAS are modular and built with numerous variable properties. The primary goal therefore was to automate the preparation of...
Why KPIs Help Take the Guesswork Out of System Integration
By Glenn Johnson, Magic Software Americas
KPIs can be used at multiple levels for system integration projects to evaluate their success at...
EtherCAT Technology Group publishes EtherCAT P technology specification
EtherCAT P is a new industrial Ethernet technology that combines EtherCAT communication and power lines into one standard 4-wire Ethernet cable.
Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline
The system will ensure safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part...