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CEPSA Refineries and Loading Plants

Loading Plants Automation in CEPSA

MONTREL has developed for CEPSA Group a System for Physical and Customs Management, Logistics, Automation Processing and Distribution of petroleum products in all loading plants in Spain and Portugal, including Refineries:

  • Gibraltar-San Roque Refinery.
  • Tenerife Refinery.
  • La Rábida Refinery.

It is the corporate System of this company for the Distribution of its products and it is implanted in almost 40 Loading plants.


Given the high level of implantation in different types of Refineries and Storage facilities, the System covers all aspects of the loading of liquid fuels, LPG, asphalts, petrochemicals and lubricants:

  • Stocks management and Product movements.
  • Different types of supplies to customers: Direct Sales and Routed Sales.
  • Customer Support Module.
  • Reseller Module for Routed Sales.
  • Logistics Module for information exchange, with telematic import of orders and automatic export of loading results to other Systems.
  • Control access to facilities with proximity cards or license plate recognition systems, with regular monitoring of the validity of all the licenses and insurances.
  • Complete treatment routed sales, integrating computers aboard tanker trucks.
  • Taxation, Excise on hydrocarbon.
  • Load in Tanker Trucks, Wagon tanks and containers.
  • IFO Production (blending online).
  • Generation of all necessary documentation for transport by road and rail according to ADR (European Transport Dangerous Goods Agreement) and RID for rail.
  • Statistics of time vehicles stays.
  • Load LPG (propane and butane) with mass flow meters or scales.
  • Loading Control of bulk products and containers.
  • Production of different types of LPG. (Sequential blendings).
  • High capacity for both additive products, quality and tax additives.
  • System Integration of Inventory Tanks.
  • Production line of wide range of types of asphalts.
  • Wide range of reports for plant management.

Even it being a Corporate Solution is tailored to the specific characteristics of each installation, via parameterization and configuration.

Given the characteristics of the products handled as well as the environment in which it is performed, the facility is under ATEX standard.

Plant Control

The PLCs SIEMENS are used for controlling the Loading Plant. Since redundant CPU configurations, up Simatic S7 300 series, depending on availability requirements and capacity of each installation.

The integration of decentralized signals have been used to connected periphery ET200M Profibus, with copper and / or fiber optic, depending on the characteristics of distance, speed and possible electromagnetic interference.