The transport of oil products has strict safety protocols for decades. MONTREL, specialized in electrical engineering and applied engineering, and the logistics operator CLH have just developed an intelligent system to increase efficiency in loading and unloading tankers, one of the few procedures that were still subject to human error and could be installed in more than 5,000 vehicles only in Spain.
How does this "brain" works? The so-called SIMAC-ICOMPP incorporates a hardware device to each of the compartments of the tank truck which communicates in turn with a central system in the cargo terminal. "So far the relationship between the loading arm and the compartment was determined with manual data input by the driver and there was not a device that could verify the operation and interrupt if an anomaly is detected", says Luis Viu, president of MONTREL. In addition to preventing potential failures by the driver, SIMAC-ICOMPP ensures that "setting and loading quantities that do not exceed the capabilities of the compartments; guarantee the absence of residual product in the tank trucks (since it is verified that the previous purging operation is carried out correctly and completely); and records the results of the load, which is an electronic record that can be read electronically when the tank truck arrives at its destination" (petrol station).... (Read More)