British Pipeline Agency to receive Enterprise Pipeline Management and SCADA system from Yokogawa for critical infrastructure.
Yokogawa Electric has received an order from the British Pipeline Agency (BPA) to supply a management and control system for a major multi-product fuel pipeline system. This project will replace BPA’s existing pipeline management and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
The pipeline system consists of three integrated multi-product fuel pipelines that, altogether, are some 650 km in length and extend from Ellesmere port in northwestern England to the country’s southeastern coast. The pipelines connect to the City of London’s major airports and are a critical part of the UK’s infrastructure,
This order is for Yokogawa’s Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS), which will manage functions such as delivery scheduling and oil storage, and the FAST/TOOLS SCADA software, which will monitor and control the oil pipelines and related equipment such as compressors. The EPMS supplements a basic pipeline management system with specific gas and liquid applications that enable a pipeline operator to manage delivery contracts and associated logistics in a time and energy efficient manner. With the SCADA system covering monitoring and control, the EPMS will integrate the management of the SCADA data.
Yokogawa United Kingdom will be responsible for the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems. Yokogawa Europe, which has a wealth of oil and gas pipeline project experience, will provide support. Delivery of these systems will be completed by March 2018.