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1 July
2013

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.

About Endress+Hauser

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.

WHICH ENCLOSURE FITS MY NEEDS?
23 Dec
2016

A Control Design reader asks: I'm a recent college graduate and controls engineer at a system integrator who specializes in remote monitoring and process skid design, so I'm constantly selecting control enclosures for a variety of applications from office-like environments to outdoors in the rain and hot sun. I'm trying to standardize on a single enclosure type, but that doesn't seem possible. While stainless steal is great, it is expensive, and, while plastic works well, I find cracks or holes smashed in the doors of the enclosures at remote sites.

Obviously, the size of the enclosure is important, but what are some other considerations when selecting an enclosure, and what are some common mistakes I should watch out for? I don't want to purchase 100 enclosures that crack, melt, rust or otherwise are not suitable for the application. What do you think? Just get a battleship gray, NEMA 12 enclosure and hope for the best?

COMPACTLOGIX 5480 CONTROLLERS
9 Dec
2016

Introducing the CompactLogix™ 5480 Controller, available in 2017.

Our Bulletin 5069 CompactLogix 5480 controllers are real-time controllers with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise running in parallel to the Logix control engine. The CompactLogix 5480 uses the same re-architected control engine deployed in the ControlLogix® 5580 and CompactLogix 5380 controllers. This line of Logix controllers supports embedded Windows applications, such as analytics, data gathering, and predictive computations.

THE BASICS OF VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE INSTALLATION
9 Dec
2016

Starting and stopping a motor can be done with three common methods: a motor starter, soft start or variable frequency drive (VFD). As of late, the use of a VFD is becoming more popular than ever due to its claimed efficiency benefits, but be sure it is needed. And, once specified, it must be properly installed to ensure reliable operation.

To start, take a step back and be sure you need a VFD for the application, as many users don't realize real benefits. Do you need to vary the speed of the motor or change the motor's acceleration? If neither, a motor starter is simple and will work great. Just want to soften the motor starts? Consider a soft starter. For all the above, a VFD may be the best choice.

The VFD, often called an ac drive or inverter, takes a single- or three-phase signal and varies the speed of a three-phase ac induction motor. This is its main benefit. Running a motor more slowly can save significant energy, and speed changes may be useful to the application. Another big benefit is adjustable acceleration and deceleration. Less acceleration can soften the mechanical forces at motor start and reduce inrush current. The VFD also has built-in overload protection and motor start/stop control functions.

COMPACTLOGIX 5380 CONTROLLERS
2 Dec
2016

Our Bulletin 5069 CompactLogix 5380 Controllers are ideal for applications in the midrange space that require high-performance communications, I/O, and motion control for up to 32 axes. They also provide up to 20% increased capacity.

Features: Ideal for small to mid-size applications that require low axis motion and I/O point counts, enables high-speed I/O, motion control, and Device Level Ring/Linear Topologies, includes dual configurable ports that supports Dual IP address, provides enhanced diagnostics and troubleshooting, offers controller functions optimized for maximum system performance, offers enhanced security features which include digitally-signed controller firmware, controller-based change detection, and logging and role-based access control to routines and Add-On Instructions, supports up to 31 Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O modules, offers Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP up to 32 axes, offers a wide range of memory options from 0.6...10 MB.

BEST PRACTICES FOR SELECTING AND WORKING WITH A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR
24 Nov
2016

Tim Jager is a PE and Project Director at DMC, a Siemens Solution Partner, and has been working as a systems integrator for the better part of two decades. This article is based on a presentation he gave at this summer’s Automation Summit in which he shared advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with a systems integrator.

A systems integrator is a person or company that specializes in bringing together component subsystems into a whole and ensuring that those subsystems function together, a practice known as systems integration. (Systems integrators recognized by Siemens are known as Siemens Solution Partners.)

There are three essential questions to ask about working with a systems integrator: When to use one? How to select one? And what to do to ensure a successful relationship?

STRATIX 5950 SECURITY APPLIANCE
1 Nov
2016

Our Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 5950 security appliance combines several enhanced security functions into a single appliance to help protect your industrial automation infrastructure.

As part of our security offering, this product builds on common network security technologies. These technologies help provide enhanced access control, threat detection, and application visibility in your industrial control system (ICS).

Includes enhanced security capabilities like deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, to help detect, prevent, and/or respond to potentially malicious traffic between devices.

Provides informed decision-making on the plant floor with Cisco ASA and FirePOWER technologies for threat detection and prevention capabilities based on configured security policies.

Offers a subscription license that provides a term-based solution for threat and application control updates with TechConnectâ„  support.

Provides an industrially-hardened, DIN-rail mountable platform to meet the environmental demands of the plant floor.