The reduction of pumping costs and energy consumption is a major objective for all pipeline operating companies. Optimal pumping is essential to keep the lifetime of pipelines. In order to obtain the required flow within a pipeline the Pump Optimisation module utilises the pressure and flow characteristics and pump efficiency curves as well. Based on the Real-Time Transient Model and actual hydraulic conditions like linefill, pipe friction factor, etc. the system determines the most efficient pump operations and provides the results to the operator.
Pipelines are equipped for safety reasons with special shutdown and controlling devices. PSIpipelines Shutdown Monitor follows the same logic as for emergency control and shutdown, but permits the setup of different thresholds. The system triggers warnings before any action in the field is automatically started.