Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems must be widely compatible, flexible and reliable, and for over 40 years, real-time SCADA software has been evolving and it continues to evolve. Highly trained personnel are a must to achieve high system uptimes and reliability. Enbridge has developed a wealth of SCADA expertise and highly qualified personnel for our own operations, as well as for our clients. Based on this experience, our team of SCADA specialists can provide you with the advisory services you need.
Maintaining and developing systems, upgrading to new technologies and training personnel is what we do on a daily basis, and that enables us to help you. By drawing on dozens of technical SCADA staff with a combined 400 years of experience, we provide our customers with proven technical SCADA solutions for their operations.
Our range of services—SCADA system assessments; procurement assistance; vendor evaluation assistance; and project management—are detailed below.
Our SCADA specialists provide objective and confidential assessments of SCADA systems that include all or any of the following areas:
We provide objective and confidential SCADA program procurement assistance to help operators choose a SCADA system provider. Our program includes:
We have fine-tuned data gathering exercises to obtain the required project data needed to begin a procurement assistance program. We then proceed with a site visit of facilities to define current and future requirements. This visit is critical in understanding the existing status of equipment and future requirements of the system.
Upon data review and analysis, we generate an appropriate specification.
Our final product is a specification that addresses requirements and recommendations that can be used for the competitive tender of a SCADA system, whether it’s for a whole new system or a system upgrade.
Whether you need a new system or are upgrading an older one, choosing a SCADA provider can be a daunting task. As an operator, we have had many opportunities to develop the expertise to evaluate system vendors and can pass on our knowledge to you. Our program includes:
All valid vendor proposals are reviewed and evaluated for technical compliance with the client-tendered specification. We also develop a risk identification matrix based on the experience and technology of each vendor.
We then submit to our client a final report, outlining all the conclusions of the review.
Effective project management is essential for any project. Our specialists have extensive experience in providing independent third-party services in the following areas:
Pipeline operators face many challenging issues surrounding the selection and implementation of a suitable leak detection system. Being confronted with a confusing array of leak detection products and services can be overwhelming. If you’re unsure of what your company needs, or don’t have the leak detection expertise necessary to make informed decisions, we can help.
As the liability for pipeline safety and integrity is substantial, it’s crucial to implement pipeline leak detection projects using expert resources.
Our experts have participated and guided the development of many industry standards. These standards include API 1149 Leak Detectability and API 1130 Compliance of CPM (Computational Pipeline Monitoring) leak detection software.
We assist our customers in selecting and implementing the most suitable leak detection methods for their unique needs.
Our expertise ensures that the correct third-party products are chosen for the specific application. Our leak detection solution experts determine system needs, prepare specifications, select vendors, and manage or execute implementation. Our experience includes pipeline leak detection design, and integrating leak detection systems with metering, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), remote terminal units (RTUs) and telecommunications. We have worked with all major leak detection product vendors, including GL Noble Denton, Energy Solutions® International (ESI), Krohne, Schneider, ATMOS International, and Pure™ Technologies.
Scheduling and batchtracking are two vital functions in the operations of a liquids pipeline system. Our batchtracking expertise includes experts who work daily on batched operations with many different commodities per line.
We provide an assessment of your current operations—whether or not you have batched operations. Our experts then provide you with an analysis of your operations, incorporating optimized batched operations and addressing batchtracking systems, leak detection systems, pig tracking, and instrument analysis.
We’ve developed model applications to accurately simulate batched operations of hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas in pipeline systems.
Our simulation programs are used as cutting edge design tools for batched, blended, and gathering pipeline operations.
The same advanced modeling technology also provides leak detection capability to almost any type of oil and gas pipeline system.
Our pipeline modeling applications are used in our Job Training Programs for Control Center Operators.
Working together with your employees, our specialists will ensure the development of a customized operational control philosophy that provides a clear vision and definitive focus for your pipeline system that reflects your management’s operating strategy.
end result is an operational control philosophy that meets management’s strategy on a wide range of critical operating areas (e.g. automation, measurement, and contamination) in order to drive the design of operating functions and serve both your current and future needs to a world-class standard.
address emergency philosophies and procedures and provide suggestions for enhanced operational safety. These areas include:
Our telecommunications specialists are ready to provide you with objective and confidential telecommunications assistance to help you choose a system provider that is a good fit for your operations. Our program includes:
We have fine-tuned data gathering exercises to obtain the required project data needed to begin a telecommunications assistance program. We then proceed with a site visit of facilities to define current and future requirements. This visit is critical in understanding the existing status of equipment and future requirements of the system.
Upon data review and analysis, we generate an appropriate specification.
We then provide out client a specification that addresses requirements and recommendations that can be used for the competitive tender of a telecommunications system, whether it is for a whole new system or a system upgrade.
Optimizing the performance and profitability of pipeline systems while keeping costs low is a major challenge for the pipeline industry.
We help lower costs of pipeline transportation by utilizing the pipeline system capacity to its maximum potential and possibly avoiding unnecessary capital investment.
Methods we use in our optimization process include computer pipeline simulation, movement scheduling and bottleneck analysis, power optimization techniques, drag reduction technology and system-flow balancing.
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Enbridge Inc. (ENB) is a publicly-traded corporation on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.
Enbridge's U.S. operations - a leader in energy transportation in the Midwest, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.
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Provides pipeline and natural gas distribution consulting and training services internationally.
Committed to focusing on the constantly changing needs of commercial and industrial customers located in the Midwest.