State-of-the-art of technology allows an entire pipeline system to be operated from a single control center, maximizing safety and efficiency.
From the control center, which is staffed around the clock:
Operators can regulate valves and pump stations all along the pipeline to keep batches of product moving through the pipeline on schedule.
Technicians constantly monitor real-time data from sensors placed all along the pipeline route. By comparing the actual pressurization and rate of flow within the pipeline to their predicted levels, the control center can identify and trouble-shoot any irregularities.
Should there be a breech in the pipeline due to accident or structural failure, the control center operator can immediately shut down and isolate the affected portion of the pipe, limiting the amount of product that might be released into the environment.»next