February 12, 2020 | Reliance SCADA
The Reliance and AVE software solutions of the Czech company GEOVAP have been used for many years by a number of gas companies in Turkey.
Reliance SCADA serves as the main monitoring and control system. It provides online data collection from gas distribution systems, controls gas regulator stations, generates alarm messages, reports, and graphical outputs for control room operators.
The AVE system is designed to automatically read gas-consumption data from large end-customers' gas-volume conversion devices for billing purposes.
Some of the advantages of these solutions provided to end-customers are mainly smooth data exchange and cooperation between systems from one supplier, both mutually and with other CRM systems.
The monitoring and control system for the Başkentgaz company was first installed in 2014. Representatives of GEOVAP flew to Ankara to install – in cooperation with their Turkish partner – the systems and put them into operation. The Reliance visualization project was created and is managed by a Turkish systems integrator. GEOVAP was responsible for the design of the optimal architecture of the monitoring and control system and its proper installation.
A picture of the gas control room's display wall – left: Reliance's visualization window, right: AVE's window, center: Marushka's map
Moreover, this installation is exceptional in that the gas company decided to utilize another system developed by GEOVAP – a mapping application server named Marushka. In Czechia, Marushka is a well-known system as it is used in dozens of projects. The best known is the display of the land register's maps. In the Başkentgaz project, Marushka is used to display Ankara's natural gas pipelines on a map background. The so-called helicopter effect is used here. It causes a detailed window with live values from gas regulator stations, which Marushka gets directly from the Reliance system, to be displayed on the map after zooming in to a certain level. If a failure occurs, Marushka can highlight on the map those parts of the gas pipeline affected. Clicking on a gas regulator station symbol on the map will display a detailed window with the station's process data.
In 2017, a brand new, modern control room was built. It is also equipped with two display walls. For security reasons, Reliance's redundancy was added to the new system. Secondary servers are geographically separated and – in hot standby mode – are ready to assume the active role immediately and start communicating with devices if a primary server failure occurs.
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Visualization and control of the gas distribution system of the Turkish company Başkentgaz
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