Foxboro, MA (PRWEB) August 14, 2006
CHS Inc. has selected Invensys (http://www.invensys.com) to implement an InFusion-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for Front Range Pipeline, LLC and Cenex Pipeline, LLC. These pipelines provide transportation of crude oil to the CHS refinery in Laurel, Montana, and transportation of refined products to markets east, including eastern Montana and North Dakota.
The new system will integrate existing third-party programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and monitor and control the data from fifteen pumping stations along the two pipelines. Communications will be via a Wide Area Network (WAN) utilizing fiber optic, VSAT, and dial up links with the different pumping stations.
InFusion View will provide the graphical human machine interface (HMI) for operator visualization in the Main Control Center located in Laurel, Montana as well as at each of the fifteen pumping stations.
InFusion Access and Historian will collect and monitor real-time pipeline data from a wide range of device types at the fifteen pumping stations and provide an interface to a centralized third-party historian package for long term data storage.
The Invensys Liquid Pipeline SCADA System replaces two existing SCADA systems, including a legacy Invensys system. The new Infusion-based system will provide CHS, Inc. with a more flexible, easier-to-deploy, standards-based data acquisition and business decision support platform that will be able to adapt to future changes in asset configuration and the dynamic pipeline market.
About CHS Inc.
CHS Inc. (http://www.chsinc.com ) is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives. A Fortune 500 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from the Canadian border to Texas, along with thousands of preferred stockholders. CHS provides products and services ranging from grain marketing to food processing to meet the needs of customers around the world. It also operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and, through a broad range of working partnerships, markets and distributes Cenex® brand energy products and renewable fuels, along with agronomic inputs and livestock feed to rural America. CHS is listed on the NASDAQ at CHSCP.
About the InFusion Enterprise Control System
The new InFusion enterprise control system combines industry-leading capabilities from across Invensys with advanced enterprise information and integration technologies from both Microsoft and SAP to dramatically reduce integration costs. With InFusion technology, most existing plant floor and enterprise systems can now be cost-effectively integrated into a common system. In conjunction with a suite of new performance services, Invensys’ InFusion system will help industrial enterprises more effectively align plant operations and maintenance departments with the business to optimize overall asset performance management.
For more information on the InFusion enterprise control system, or to arrange a personal demonstration, readers should contact their local Invensys representatives, call 1-866-746-6477 (+1 508-549-2424 outside the US and Canada), or visit http://www.InFusionECS.com.
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys’ automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.
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