In the event of a gas line shut down, gas supply must be maintained for a period of time with the use of LNG stored in road tankers. Each tanker must have its pressure monitored to prevent an over pressure situation arising.
- Enabled remote pressure monitoring of gas tanker trucks
- Minimized operation effort (manual reading)
- Increased personal safety by removing the operations from a potentially dangerous environment
Automatic monitoring is required so manual readings of pressure gauges was not allowed. The road tankers are driven on and off site for loading and unloading.
When a tanker arrives on site they will be told which bay to park in and the wireless system will automatically reconnect to the wireless transmitter equipped on the tanker within a short period of time. The pressure gauges and wireless system conditions will be monitored via a remote SCADA system using MODBUS TCP communications. The tanker pressure will be measured and high alarms in the SCADA system will be set at around 5.5 bar. The rate of change in the pressure will be monitored and the tanker will be taken for emptying when the rate of increase int he pressure reaches predefined limits. If there is a problem system alarms should be automatically generated.
EJX530B wireless pressure transmitters were mounted in a box at the side of the tanker with mechanical damping for shock absorption when the tanker is on the road. Remote antennas were installed to gain max height for line of sight. When a tanker is off site the wireless transmuter will go into a radio silence mode to save battery consumption.
A combination of Daqstation/MW, FieldMate and system diagnostics tools was used to generate an alarm and provide more information on any issue with the ISA100 wireless sensor network.
The complete system has been in successful operation for approximately two years now. Further enhancements are planned to improve the effectiveness of the ISA100 wireless sensor network by upgrading the gateways to the latest technology (separate wireless access point YFGW510 and management station YFGW410).
Yokogawa has a proven track record of delivering reliable, scalable and open technologies for a century. ISA100 wireless solutions address the specific challenges of the industrial automation industry while lowering cost of ownership for our end users and maximizing their return on investment.
YOKOGAWA's production control systems are operated at 54 LNG receiving terminals around the world, and 2/3 of the terminals in Japan. YOKOGAWA contributes to stable and efficient gas supply at LNG receiving terminal through the total process, loading, storage, regasification, and metering.
YOKOGAWA has been engaging in LNG automation by supplying the latest sensors, analyzers, control and information systems for more than 50 years since LNG was first imported to Japan. YOKOGAWA is one of the biggest automation suppliers to the worldwide LNG supply chain, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification.
The high performance wireless absolute and gauge pressure transmitters EJX510B and EJX530B feature single crystal silicon resonant sensor and are suitable to measure liquid, gas, or steam pressure.
YFGW710 Field Wireless Integrated Gateway comply to the wireless communications standard ISA100.11a for industrial automation of International Society of Automation (ISA), and relays ISA100 Device data to the system via integrated backbone router. Single unit of YFGW710 has integrated functions of backbone router, system manager, security manage, and gateway.
The flexibility of wireless solutions enables less investment in infrastructure while providing greater insights into plant operations.
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