Cepsa and the Montrel industrial group have developed a high-performance hydrocarbon Unloading Management Terminal (UMT), a pioneering system in Spain for the automatic management of liquid fuel unloading in service stations, as well as in other fuel storage facilities.
Through a touch screen, this new system aids the driver during truck unloading operations, thanks to a smart local control station. The entire operation can be carried out safely and without the intervention of station staff, reducing human errors and professionals coming into direct contact with the products.
In addition, the terminal reinforces safety measures in the loading process, thanks to electronic centralized monitoring and control at each stage of the process: automatic receipt of delivery notes, seal verification and confirmation of all necessary safety actions and with the option of remote supervision from a control centre, among others.
The UMT system avoids the risk of contamination between products, as it clearly and safely identifies each hydrocarbon, as well as the volumes loaded into each truck compartment, by communicating with a small encapsulated hardware device supplied by Montrel, called TAG. This prevents unloading products that do not match the storage tanks.
Julio Hernández Penide, Head of Technology in Cepsa sales department , noted that "after three years of developing the project, we are very proud to finish the final stage of the system's on-site tests and IT integration, which is another milestone in the development of innovation and technology in our sector".
Luis A. Víu, CEO of Montrel said that “this innovation represents the culmination and success of the R&D&I work that we have been persistently and tirelessly carrying out in our commitment to innovation and continuous improvement that governs our business".