Older controls did not provide operators with enough information when fueling ships. The obsolete controls needed to be replaced with volumetric meters that met current standards. Other issues were ensuring uptime and backup of critical data, the potential to mishandle fuel, insufficient monitoring and incorrect logging and ticketing vulnerability.
Onyx Engineering enabled greater fuel throughput, increased efficiency through a Human-Machine Interface (HMI), improved backup and redundancy for improved reliability. Various sensors can now be easily monitored avoiding system damage. A modern liquid metering system was implemented that had automatic temperature compensation and high measurement accuracy for custody transfer of petroleum products.
The Fuel Farm Control System upgrade increased the usability, efficiency and safety of the existing equipment. We provided a centralized computer system that provided redundancy and backup capability for ease-of-use. The bottom line: improved operator control, increased capacity to handle more fuel blends, throughput, enhanced automation capabilities, improved measurement, and increased productivity.