Sinopec Selects Invensys for Pipeline SCADA System in China

  • October 11, 2005
  • Schneider Electric
  • News
FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA – October 11, 2005 – Invensys Process Systems has been selected to provide advanced SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) for the Yanjiang Oil Pipeline, the longest crude oil pipeline in China. The new automation project is based on the I/A Series SCADA Master Station from Foxboro and includes SCD5200 RTUs from Foxboro and InTouch human machine interface (HMI) software from Wonderware. Sinopec Pipeline Storage and Transportation Company, Ltd., (Sinopec PSTC) will use the SCADA solution for remote data monitoring and control to support a range of dynamic applications. These include alarm processing, leak detection, hydraulic analysis, pump station monitoring, throughput analysis and related applications along the 808-mile (1,300-KM) pipeline. The new digital controls will help the pipeline safely and efficiently meet the growing crude oil supply needs for six other Sinopec refining, petrochemical and fertilizer companies located along the Yangtze River in eastern China.The new system will collect data from, and supervise control of, third-party PLCs at each of the pipeline’s 14 pumping stations. Wonderware’s InTouch HMI software will provide pipeline visualization at these pumping stations. Along the entire length of the pipeline, block valves will be remotely monitored and controlled using SCD5200 RTUs, advanced real-time SCADA processors designed to support complex remote applications. The communications protocol for the system will be DNP3.0 over Ethernet and Fiber Optic as the backbone, backed up by PSTN. To support the pipeline’s technical and operating personnel, Invensys Process Systems China will provide a range of engineering, training and on-site services. The new SCADA implementation builds on previous Invensys control infrastructure at Sinopec PSTC. In 2004, Invensys Process Systems China, long regarded for its pipeline expertise and technical reputation, was awarded a contract to supply SCADA systems for Sinopec PSTC’s Dispatching Center in Xuzhou. Real-time information from the new Yanjiang pipeline SCADA will be integrated with the Dispatching Center, as ultimately will information from all the Sinopec pipelines. Invensys is also an automation supplier to other business units of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Sinopec, the parent company of Sinopec PSTC.About Sinopec PSTCSinopec Pipeline Storage and Transport Company (Sinopec PSTC) specializes in oil and gas storage and long-distance pipeline transportation. As a branch of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), the company links most Sinopec plants with upstream and downstream facilities through its 15 pipelines and supporting oil storage farms, located throughout the seven provinces of eastern China. The company is committed to technical innovation that brings improved management, production and safety to the delivery of its services. More information about Sinopec PSTC and all of Sinopec can be found at Invensys Process Systems in ChinaInvensys Process Systems, a business unit of Invensys plc, provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimization of industrial assets worldwide. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions group, Invensys Process Systems includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest upstream projects, pipelines, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.With the formation of the Shanghai-Foxboro Company Limited (SFCL) in 1982, Foxboro became the first major American manufacturer to establish a joint venture in China. Today, SFCL manufactures a wide variety of state-of-the-art automation products at its factory in Shanghai for both domestic use and export purposes, including the SCD5200 RTU used on this project. In 1991, SFCL became the first company in China to be certified under the stringent ISO 9001 international quality standard. SFCL has implemented state-of-the-art process control systems in hundreds of different world-class industrial facilities throughout China. These include offshore production platforms, pipelines, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, electric power generation plants, steel mills, cement plants, float glass plants, pharmaceutical plants, and food processing plants. To be able to better meet the Chinese industrial market’s requirements for comprehensive and well-integrated automation solutions, Invensys this year formed Invensys Process Systems China, which consolidates the operations of SFCL, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Avantis. Invensys Process Systems China offers the most comprehensive portfolio of automation products and services available from a single company. To complement this market presence, Invensys Process Systems China has recently opened a new technology center in Beijing. The Invensys Group ( is made up of five businesses: Process Systems, APV, Eurotherm, Rail Systems and Controls. The Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with over 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.

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