Experiences

PipeMan monitors thousands of kilometers of pipelines throughout the world, below are just a few of the dozens of successful PipeMan projects delivered by ttc.

Client Date Project Description

Transpetrol a.s., Slovak Republic

2017-2018

PIPEMAN UPGRADE AND EXTENSION FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company Transpetrol a.s. (Slovakia) for the upgrade of the existing leak detection system to the latest PipeMan version. PipeMan will be also extended with the Batch Tracking system to support the transportation of different batches of crude oil which originate from different sources.

ZsVS a.s., Slovak Republic

2017

PipeMan Historian for the water company in western Slovakia

ttc s.r.o. provided PipeMan Historian – module for long term archiving of all telemetry data of the water company serving the whole western Slovakia.

Honeywell Process Solutions, Portugal for Companhia Logística de Combustíveis (Portugal)

2016

PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR CLC, PORTUGAL

ttc s.r.o. provided pipeline management system PipeMan Upgrade consisting of leak detection, batch and pig tracking for the Portuguese pipeline operator Companhia Logística de Combustíveis. The main systems integrator is the Honeywell Process Solutions Portugal. The solution will cover 147 km of pipeline, which transports multiple products including Diesel, Gasoline, Butane and Propane (LPG) from Sines to Aveiras.
The Companhia Logística de Combustíveis is the Portuguese storage and transport operator constituted by Petrogal, Shell and BP.

Yokogawa Hungaria KFT., MOL Hungary

2015-2016

Upgrade of pipeline application system including instrumentation

It includes an upgrade of LDS, batch tracking and custody transfer. The main goal for LDS is to improve performance by applying experiences from previous "Portable leak detection" to a stable system. New single pressure-meter wave detection method will be added. Reporting will be extended in all applications.

Yokogawa Hungaria KFT., MOL Hungary

2014

Portable leak detection system

New unique portable leak detection system was developed for MOL pipelines in cooperation with Yokagawa HU. It will be mounted on the existing MOL pipelines to improve performance of stable MOL LDS system.

MERO a.s., Czech republic

2013

LEAK DETECTION AND BATCH TRACKING FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE Druzhba

ttc, s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from MERO for new APPS system. Pipeline management mystem is provided as a part of the general pipeline automation provided by ttc s.r.o. - automation division. PipeMan is integrated with Citect SCADA and Siemens S7 generation PLCs. MERO is the operator of Druzhba and IKL pipelines and crude oil storages in Czech Republic. Scope of SW supply includes leak detection, batch tracking, training simulator, content management system.

ECIL India, IOCL India

2013

PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM EXTENSION FOR MULTI PRODUCT PIPELINE, IOCL, INDIA

ttc, s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from ECIL India for new pipeline sections extension (116 km). The system will provide full functionality including leak detection, batch tracking, pig tracking, pipeline protection for newly added pipeline sections. The scope of supply covers also new leak sensitivity study, configuration, tuning and training.

Yokogawa Hungaria KFT., MOL Hungary

2012

APPLICATION PACKAGE FOR MOL multi-product Pipeline, MOL, HUNGARY

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from Yokogawa Hungary KFT company for MOL Logistics, Hungary multi product pipeline project. The scope of supply covers configuration pipeline leak detection, batch tracking system and excise tax movement module (custody transfer), new leak sensitivity study, configuration, tuning and training.

Synthos, Czech republic

2011

PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UPGRADE FOR ETHYL BENZENE PIPELINE

ttc completed the project of pipeline leak detection system PipeMan upgrade for Synthos, a.s., Kralupy nad Vltavou (Czech republic). The system manages and monitors the 80 km long product pipeline, which transports ethyl benzene between Chemopetrol Litvínov and Kaucuk Kralupy. The project was focused on modernization of used leak detection methods implementing new improved methods in product portfolio.

Larsen and Toubro, India for Indian Oil Co. Ltd

2011

APPLICATION PACKAGE FOR KOLKATA ATF Pipeline, INDIAN OIL CO. LTD, INDIA

Larsen and Toubro, selected by IndianOil as the main contractor, awarded the contract for KOLKATA (Mourigram-Gauripur AFS) Pipeline to ttc s.r.o. The scope of ttc covers leak detection with 3 methods applied to 28 km pipeline. The SCADA system will be integrated with pipeline application package Pipeman. The system will be provided to the largest oil operator of India, in partnership with the largest engineering company on the market.

ECIL, India for IOCL, India

2010

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCT PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) company for Chennai, Trichy, Madurai pipeline (CTMPL) augmentation project. The scope of supply covers reconfiguration pipeline leak detection system, new leak sensitivity study, configuration, tuning and training.

TRANSPETROL, Slovak Republic for Transpetrol (Slovakia)

2010

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company Transpetrol (Slovakia) for upgrade of existing leak detection system to up to date PIPEMAN version. The system is fully independent from existing SCADA system is accessing data directly from telemetry stations via fiber optic links.

Serck Controls, Ltd. United Kingdom for Oil and Pipelines Agency, United Kingdom

2010

PIPEMAN SOLUTION FOR THE UK GOVERNMENT PIPELINE AND STORAGE SYSTEM, OPA, UNITED KINGDOM

Leak detection (PipeDec) and batch tracking (PipeTrack) for an extensive multi product pipeline system in the UK, WENSAT. Pipeline Management Application is to be used as part of a large SCADA System provided by Serck Controls, Limited (UK). The challenge was to provide the best solution for limited instrumentation available on the pipeline.

ECIL, India for IOCL, India

2010

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCT PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) company for Chennai, Trichy, Madurai  pipeline (CTMPL) augmentation project. The scope of supply covers reconfiguration pipeline leak detection system, new leak sensitivity study, configuration, tuning and training.

TRANSPETROL, Slovak Republic for Transpetrol (Slovakia)

2010

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company Transpetrol (Slovakia) for upgrade of existing leak detection system to up to date PIPEMAN version. The system is fully independent from existing SCADA system is accessing data directly from telemetry stations via fibre optic links.

NECON, Kuwait for Kuwait ministry of energy and water, Kuwait Oil Company (Kuwait)

2009

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company NECON (Kuwait) for pipeline leak detection system PIPEMAN for two new crude oil pipelines (240km length) from Mina Al-Ahmadi to Doha. The scope of supply covers a leak sensitivity study, pipeline leak detection system with 5 leak detection methods, configuration, tuning and training.

Royal Dutch Shell, UK

2009

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR GAS PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company Royal Dutch Shell (UK) for pipeline leak detection system PIPEMAN for gas pipelines (50km length) from Bacton to Yarmouth. The scope of supply covers a leak sensitivity study, pipeline leak detection system with 4 leak detection methods, configuration, tuning and training.

TRANSPETROL, Slovak Republic for Transpetrol (Slovakia)

2008

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company Transpetrol (Slovakia) for extension of pipeline leak detection system PIPEMAN for another two pipeline section from PS2 Moldava n/B to Ukraine border. The scope of supply covers pipeline leak detection system with 5 leak detection methods, configuration, tuning and training.

vMonitor, USA for Exxon Mobil (Nigeria)

2007

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company vMonitor (USA) for implementation of pipeline leak detection system PIPEMAN for Exxon mobil off-shore pipeline in Nigeria. The scope of supply covers a leak sensitivity study, pipeline leak detection system with pressure wave and pressure drop methods and integration with vMonitor Total Access SCADA system and vMonitor wireless instrumentation. This system extends the list of PipeMan references in offshore installations.

ECIL, INDIA for IOCL (India)

2007

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR ATF PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company ECIL (India) for implementation of pipeline leak detection system PIPEMAN for 60km aviation turbine fuel ATF pipeline in Chennai – Meenabakkam in India. The scope of supply covers pipeline leak detection system with pressure wave, pressure drop and volume balance methods and integration with ECIL EC SCADA system. End user has again chosen PIPEMAN system for this new pipeline since it proved its functionality in previous installation.

SERCK Controls, United Kingdom for PARCO, (Pakistan)

2006

PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PRODUCT PIPELINE AND CRUDE OIL

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company SERCK Controls (United Kingdom) and PARCO (Pakistan) for implementation of pipeline Management system PIPEMAN for PARCO pipeline network in Pakistan. The scope of supply covers a pipeline leak detection system, look ahead, batch and pig tracking module and integration with Serck Controls SCADA system. This system extends the range of PipeMan references to leak detection on the multi product pipeline network (KMK and MKM Pipelines from Keamari to Machike).

MERO a.s., Czech republic

2006

TRAINING SIMULATOR FOR DRUZHBA PIPELINE, MERO

ttc s.r.o. was awarded the contract for supply of an extensive training and testing system for MERO’s Druzhba and central storage farm Nelahozeves.
The operator’s workplace will use the SCADA system identical with the customer’s real-time package – CROMOS 2000. The system also includes the trainer’s workstation for managing the operator’s activity. Plant behaviour transformed into simulated SCADA signals is provided by PipeCoach, the simulator from ttc’s family of pipeline management products branded as PipeMan.
The number of simulated signals exceeds 12,000. The simulated pipeline network includes multiple pump stations, network of up to four parallel, interconnected pipelines, branchings, terminals, tank farms, import inlets and export outlets.
Operator can send any commands to the simulated plant the same way like in the real-time SCADA workstation. The experience is very realistic, with dynamic changes in pressures, flows, volumes, tank levels, limit switches and other analogue, pulse or digital signals. All alarms, events, trends and mimic pictures are processed same way like in real-time SCADA
The trainer can choose a saved scenario, schedule events or directly change any tags. Therefore the staff can be trained and tested in all standard, but also emergency situations like pump trips or leaks.

W-Industries, USA for BP (USA)

2006

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CRUDE OIL PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from W-Industries for leak detection system for tanker loading system from BP off-shore platforms. The scope of supply covers a pipeline leak detection system with compensated volume balance method and integration with Wonderware HMI system.

AMEC SPIE, France for Yemen LNG (Yemen)

2006

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORT GAS PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. has been awarded the contract from company AMEC SPIE (France) for implementation of pipeline leak detection and pipeline management system PIPEMAN for YEMEN LNG pipeline network in Yemen. The scope of supply covers a leak sensitivity study, pipeline leak detection system with real-time simulation based leak detection methods and integration with SCADA system. This system extends the range of PipeMan references to leak detection on the LNG trunk pipelines

Larsen and Toubro, India for Indian Oil Co. Ltd.

2005

APPLICATION PACKAGE FOR PANIPAT-REWARI PIPELINE, INDIAN OIL CO. LTD, INDIA

Larsen and Toubro, selected by IndianOil as the main contractor, awarded the contract for Panipat-Rewari pipeline to ttc.
The scope of ttc covers leak detection, batch tracking, pig tracking and interface detection for this 154 km multi-product pipeline. The SCADA system to be integrated with pipeline application package is iFix by Intellution.
This project means for ttc's pipeline management package PipeMan the major break-through to Indian market, which is one of the most developing oil and gas markets world-wide. The system will be provided to the largest oil operator of India, in partnership with the largest engineering company on the market.

Larsen and Toubro, India for Indian Oil Co. Ltd.

2005

APPLICATION PACKAGE FOR PARADIP-HALDIA PIPELINE, INDIAN OIL CO. LTD, INDIA

Larsen and Toubro, selected by IndianOil as the main contractor, awarded the contract for Paradip-Haldia pipeline to ttc.
The scope of ttc s.r.o. covers leak detection, batch tracking, pig tracking and interface detection for this 298 km multi-crude pipeline. The SCADA system to be integrated with pipeline application package is Oasys by Telvent, running on Unix operating system in Alpha machines.

Electronics Corporation of India Limited, India for Indian Oil Co. Ltd.

2005

APPLICATION PACKAGE FOR CHENNAI-TRICHY-MADURAI PIPELINE, INDIAN OIL CO. LTD, INDIA

ECIL, selected by IndianOil as the main contractor, awarded the contract for Chennai-Trichy-Madurai product pipeline to ttc.
The scope of ttc s.r.o. covers leak detection, batch tracking, pig tracking, interface tracking, predictive and look-ahead modelling, cathodic protection monitoring and pipeline efficiency supervision for this 683 km pipeline. The SCADA system to be integrated with pipeline application package is ECSCADA by ECIL, running on Tru-64 HP Unix operating

Kuwait Controls Company, Kuwait for Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water

2005

SUBIYA WATER DISTRIBUTION COMPLEX, KUWAIT

CSE Servelec Ltd. and ttc s.r.o. have been awarded the contract from company KCC (Kuwait Controls company) and China Gezhouba Construction Group Corporation (CGGC) for implementation of control and telecommunication systems for Subiya water distribution complex in Kuwait. The scope of supply also covers a pipeline leak detection system and water distribution management system. This system significantly extends the range of PipeMan references to leak detection on the water pipeline network, water inventory, demand versus supply analysis, hydraulic gradient displays, reservoir inlet/outlet set-up, pumping output arrangement set-up, pipeline main route arrangement set-up, etc.
The end user is Kuwait Ministry of Electrocity and Water (MEW).

Linha dAgua, Portugal for Companhia Logística de Combustíveis (Portugal)

2005

PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR CLC, PORTUGAL

ttc s.r.o. provided pipeline management system PipeMan consisting of leak detection, batch and pig tracking for the Portuguese pipeline operator Companhia Logística de Combustíveis. The main systems integrator is the Portuguese company Linha d'Agua. The solution will cover 147 km of pipeline, which transports multiple products including Diesel, Gasoline, Butane and Propane (LPG) from Sines to Aveiras. The emphasise is on high accuracy of leak location, which will be secured by combination of all five leak detection methods available within ttc's PipeMan package, including pressure wave detection.
The SCADA system integrated with PipeMan is Cromos Optima by Transmitton (UK).
The Companhia Logística de Combustíveis is the Portuguese storage and transport operator constituted by Petrogal, Shell and BP.
Linha d'Agua is the Portuguese real-time systems integrator with a large experience in Water and Oil.

Transpetrol, plc (Slovakia)

2005

LEAK DETECTION FOR TRANSPETROL WESTERN PIPELINES

Leak detection on crude oil pipeline. The pipelines Bucany-Tupa and Bucany-Czech lies in environmentally sensitive area with a large water reservoir. Pressure Wave method is the pripary, for the exact leak localisation even for small leaks. Transpetrol is the operator of crude oil pipelines "Druzhba" and "Adria", which are linking together Russia, Czech Republic and Mediterrean. SCADA system was Citect provided by Ci Technologies, Ltd. (Australia).

Honeywell Czech Republic for KAUCUK, a.s., Kralupy nad Vltavou (Czech republic)

2005

PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ETHYL BENZENE PIPELINE

ttc s.r.o. completed the project of pipeline management solution consisting of Honeywell's Experion and ttc's leak detection system PipeMan for KAUCUK, a.s., Kralupy nad Vltavou (Czech republic). The system manages and monitors the 80 km long product pipeline, which transports ethyl benzene between Chemopetrol Litvínov and Kaucuk Kralupy.
PipeMan is the ttc's pipeline management solution, focused in leak detection, batch tracking, scheduling and training simulation. The master station is based on Honeywell's SCADA system Experion R201. It consists of two redundant servers and three workstations, placed in both ends of the pipeline.
The system consists of 15 remote telemetry units; 13 out of them are GE Fanuc Micro, and two GE Fanuc 90-30. The RTUs communicate with master station via radio modems, while having the backup communication through GPRS.
The system is integrated via profibus communication with another SCADA system based on Delta-V, which controls the ethyl benzene processing unit.
KAUCUK, a.s., is a major Czech chemical enterprise. KAUCUK produces a wide range of products for construction, car, electrical and other industries, like styrene-butadiene rubbers, liquid polybutadienes, standard high-impact polystyrene, the expandable polystyrene and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene polymer (ABS).

Telvent Abengoa (former Metso, Valmet), Canada for Pak-Arab Pipeline Company, Pakistan

2004

APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR WHITE OIL PIPELINE, PAK-ARAB PIPELINE COMPANY, PAKISTAN

ttcis  supplying its PipeMan package; Leak detection, batch scheduling, batch and pig tracking, as well as a training simulator for the White Oil Pipeline Project of the Pak-Arab Pipeline Company (PAPCO). Telvent, the leading oil and gas pipeline SCADA supplier and system integrator, will install its OASyS SCADA system to control and monitor the pipeline, and subcontracts ttc for the application package.

SPP, plc Slovakia

2004

GAS APPLICATION SOFTWARE, SLOVAK GAS INDUSTRY (SPP)
MU SAV was awarded the contract for supply of an extensive natural gas pipeline application system for the backbone pipelines transporting Russian gas to Europe. This product and team are now part of ttc’s offering.

The pipeline system covered is the second largest gas transport system world-wide, by the transported volumes.

The scope included following modules:

  • Real time pipeline model (pressure, temperature and flow profiles)
  • Leak detection
  • Inventory analysis
  • Predictive module
  • Look-Ahead module
  • Contingency analysis
  • Planning module.

Transpetrol, plc Slovakia

2004

TRAINING SIMULATOR FOR DRUZHBA PIPELINE, TRANSPETROL

ttc was awarded the contract for supply of an extensive training and testing system for Transpetrol’s Druzhba and Adria operational staff.
The operator’s workplace will use the SCADA system identical with the customer’s real-time package – Citect. The system also includes the trainer’s workstation for managing the operator’s activity. Plant behaviour transformed into simulated SCADA signals is provided by PipeCoach, the simulator from ttc’s family of pipeline management products branded as PipeMan.
The number of simulated signals exceeds 12,000. The simulated pipeline network includes multiple pump stations, network of up to four parallel, interconnected pipelines, branchings, terminals, tank farms, import inlets and export outlets.
Operator can send any commands to the simulated plant the same way like in the real-time SCADA workstation. The experience is very realistic, with dynamic changes in pressures, flows, volumes, tank levels, limit switches and other analogue, pulse or digital signals. All alarms, events, trends and mimic pictures are processed same way like in real-time SCADA
The trainer can choose a saved scenario, schedule events or directly change any tags. Therefore the staff can be trained and tested in all standard, but also emergency situations like pump trips or leaks.

Serck Controls, Ltd. United Kingdom for Oil and Pipelines Agency, United Kingdom

2003

APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR THE UK GOVERNMENT PIPELINE AND STORAGE SYSTEM, OPA, UNITED KINGDOM

Leak detection (PipeDec) and batch tracking (PipeTrack) for an extensive multi product pipeline system in the UK, WESMAS and EAN. Pipeline Management Tools are to be used as part of a large SCADA System provided by Serck Controls, Ltd. (UK). The challenge was to provide the best solution for limited instrumentation available on the pipeline.

Chemopetrol, Czech Republic

2003

LEAK DETECTION ON ETHYLEN PIPELINE, CHEMOPETROL, CZECH REPUBLIC

ttc supplies its first proprietary solution for gas pipelines, for Chemopetrol, a leading Czech chemical manufacturer. From the Pipeman package, module PipeDec for leak detection will be used. The pipeline transports Ethylene from the chemical plant in Litvinov in two directions - Neratovice and Boehlen in Germany. ttcintegrates its PipeMan with Citect SCADA package from CI Technologies.

Čepro plc. (ČR)

2001

MULTIPRODUCT PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ČEPRO, PLC.

After successful lead installation, ttc provided the complete integrity control of an extensive liquid multiproduct pipeline system, with the full range of PipeMan’s leak detection methods applied. Focus is on product theft. PipeTrack provides the detailed batch scheduling and tracking. ttc provided also unique communication system through customer’s intranet with low throughput and unsecured data transfer. PipeMan is used as a stand-alone system, with no SCADA underneath, using its own PipeData communication module to GE Fanuc PLCs.
The system is integrated with the Geographic Information System to show the leak location on an interactive map within the same workstation.

The project included delivery of instrumentation, PLCs and telemetry.

Transpetrol, plc Slovakia

2001

LEAK DETECTION FOR DRUZHBA PIPELINE, EASTERN PART

Leak detection supervision on crude oil pipeline. After experience in Western Slovakia, customer extends the system further towards Eastern border, with the aim to cover the whole pipeline with the leak detection system. The challenge of this project was the permanent slack situation on top of environmentally sensitive area. The pipeline consists of 2 interconnected parallel pipes, diameter 500 and 700 mm. PipeMan is integrated with the large SCADA system based on Citect by Ci Technologies, Ltd. (Australia).

Čepro, plc Czech Republic

2000

LEAK DETECTION FOR MULTI-PRODUCT PIPELINES, CZECH REPUBLIC

The stand-alone leak detection system on multiproduct pipeline, diameter 200 mm. The pipeline is used for international transport of refined products to Czech Republic. Since the customer experienced problems with product theft, the emphasis is on small leaks localisation, including automatic print-out of the map with leak location for police announcement. The customer is the major Czech product pipeline and fuel wholesale operator.

Transpetrol, plc (Slovakia)

2000

LEAK DETECTION FOR DRUZHBA PIPELINE, CENTRAL SECTION

Leak detection on crude oil pipeline. The system consists of 4 interconnected parallel pipelines, diameters 500 and 700 mm, with only common flow measurement for all of them. Transpetrol is the operator of crude oil pipelines "Druzhba" and "Adria", which are linking together Russia, Czech Republic and Mediterrean. SCADA system was Citect provided by Ci Technologies, Ltd. (Australia).

Transmitton, Ltd. United Kingdom for MERO, Czech Rep.

2000

APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR DRUZHBA PIPELINE, MERO, CZECH REPUBLIC

Leak detection, batch&pig tracking and off-line simulation on crude oil pipeline “Druzhba” operated by MERO. The pipeline system consists of eight interconnected parallel pipelines, diameters 200, 500 and 700 mm. Pipeline Management System was provided as a part of the general pipeline automation provided by Transmitton (UK). PipeMan is integrated with Transmitton’s CROMOS 2000. MERO is the operator of Druzhba and IKL pipelines and crude oil storages in Czech Republic.

Slovnaft, plc Slovakia

1996/2003

LEAK DETECTION AND FISCAL METERING ON MULTIPRODUCT PIPELINE, SLOVAKIA

Leak detection and fiscal metering on multi-product pipeline, diameters 250 and 300 mm. The system has been recently upgraded to include batch accounting system. The pipeline transports batches of products from refinery to storage farm through an environmentally sensitive area with a large water reservoir. The emphasis of customer is on small leaks detection and reliable function with various products. The fiscal metering module provides the tickets and overviews of pumped volumes according to customer’s standards. Slovnaft is the major Slovak refinery and fuel wholesale operator. Pipeline management tools are integrated with the large SCADA system based on Citect by Ci Technologies, Ltd. (Australia).