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Report
Presented by: Tom Edwards
President and Engineering Director
Designers & Builders of Fluid Systems
Requiring Precision in Mechanics and Control
Headquarters Naperville, Illinois near Chicago
Founded 1995 with Earthsafe Systems/ Independent in 2004
Partnered with Petrak Industries for Fabrication
Focus
Fluidics for Research & Development
• Small Scale Pilot Plants
• Pressure Test Stands
• Hose Permeation
• Liquid Thermal Management
• Fuel Conditioning Systems
• Combustion Gas Blending
Some Customers
• Automotive: Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, Nissan
• Defense: General Dynamics, BAE, Honeywell
• Basic Research: NASA, Argonne Laboratories,
Fermi Laboratories, SAIC
• Also: BP, Lubrizol, Siemens, Bosch, Textron
Solutions for the Oil & Gas Industry
• Blending Systems
• Tank Farm Automation
• Process Design
• Control System Design
• Software
• Fabrication
• Commissioning
Mechanicals for Worldwide Deployment
Varying Standards
Varying Climates
• Metric or Imperial Flanges & Piping
• Tropics
• API, ASME, GOST
• Temperate Climates
• Shipboard or Seaside
• High Temperatures
• Low Temperatures
• Sand Storms
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30,000 SF Shop
20 Ton Overhead Crane
12 ASME certified Welders
ASME B31.1 & PMI
Experts in stainless steel and alloys
Low pressures to 500 BAR
Process Control Systems
• PLC’s: Allen Bradley, GE Fanuc, Telemechanique / Modicon,
Siemens, Honeywell
• CompactRIO reconfigurable embedded control and acquisition system
• NEC, IEC, ATEX, NFPA, Cenelec, CSA, NEMA
LOGOS Software for Worldwide Deployment
Both Simple and Complex Interfaces
User Defined Multiple Languages
Terminal Blending Process
Ethanol, Methanol, Bio-Diesel, GTL
• Use of wild stream technique.
• Use of flow meter on blend allows dual use
as custody transfer meter.
• Flow Must be mass or corrected for
temperature and sometimes pressure.
• Typically have low turndown requirements
• Pump must be suitable for high vapor.
• Use of Pump for flow control simplifies
system and has very accurate control.
• Static Mixer for homogenization but more
importantly provides a representative
sample for analysis.
• These systems use bench top analyzers.
Terminal Blending Process
Ethanol, Methanol, Bio-Diesel, GTL
Terminal Blending User Interface
(Simple)
Blending processes for RVP, RON, L/V
• Blending based on mass using coriolis meters
• Very High Turndowns (100:1)
• On Line analyzers with Fast Loop
• More complex algorithms so we use
enhanced processors
• Maintaining Liquid Phase
• Preliminary diffusion then static mixers for
representative sampling
Butane Blending
Butane: $1.50 per Gallon
Gasoline: $3.00 per Gallon
Profit:
$1.50 per Gallon
1) RVP Requirements Change throughout the year
2) RVP of Pipeline less than mandated Maximum
3) If Allowable RVP = 10.0 psi and Pipeline RVP = 9.7
psi
4) Solve Mpetrol x (9.7) + Mbutane(52) = Mtotal (10.0)
5) If Mpetro= 1,000,000 then Mbutane = 7,000
Lubricant Blending
• Hundreds of different formulas which change day by day
• Highly Viscous materials
• High Variation in component temperatures, viscosities
• Highly susceptible to cross contamination
• Contains some very low 0.05% additive Rates
LOGOS Enterprise for Lubricant Blending
Tank Farm Automation
Technics has designed and automated tank farms for terminal operations
as well as research and specialty transportation
Amsoil Lubricant Plant
BASF Engine Testing
Nissan Automotive Assembly Plant
Tank Farm Automation
LOGOS Tank Farm Module works as a stand alone or integral interface with the blending
process system. Information on the tank geometry & alarm setpoints and the material
properties of its content are retrieved from the database and presented to operators and
supervisors.
•An array configuration allows new tanks to be easily added
•Works with any tank
geometry.
•API Temperature
compensated volume.
•Works with any type
level transmitters.
•Retains past contents
of tanks.
Tank Historian
• Inventory reports can be generated daily, weekly, or monthly at a selectable time of day.
• Alarm notification and logging
• Retains Pump Data like hours of operation and faults
Tank Farm Database
• Communicates with a wide variety of databases including SAP, Access, Oracle, and Excel.
Customers
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BP
BASF
South Refineries Company
Oilibya
Boeing
General Motors
Ford Motor Company
NASA Glenn Research
Center
• General Dynamics
• Toyota Motors
• Textron
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Honeywell Aerospace
Continental AG
US Army
SAIC
Siemens Automotive
Eagle Picher
Honda Motors
Invensys
Magneti Marelli
US EPA
Mark IV Automotive
United Defense
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Pratt & Whitney
United Technologies
Nissan Motors
US Oil
Argonne National
Laboratories
Fermi Accelerator
Laboratories
TI Automotive
Textron
Kia Motors
Eaton
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United States
Canada
Mexico
South Korea
China
Australia
Ethiopia
Iraq
Portugal

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