Turbine Pump Interface

Turbine Pump Interface

All EVO™ Series Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs) include the industry’s only fully integrated Turbine Pump Interface (TPI) capability for enhanced and automated submersible turbine pump monitoring and control.

ADVANCED PUMP CONTROL & MONITORING

Turbine Pump Interface is a powerful tool that creates a network between any EVO™ Series ATG and any FE PETRO® or Guardian Series™ Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) intelligent controller. Through TPI, the ATG can be programmed to respond to faults in the submersible pumping system and react with intelligence that pump controllers alone cannot.

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HOW DOES IT WORK

TPI allows marketers to run their business as efficiently as possible by networking the fuel management system with the submersible pumping system. The devices share data to provide enhanced system capabilities like:

Remote access to STPs

Response automation

STP history reporting

Pump in water prevention

Clogged STP intake escalation

Overfill protection and automation

Primary and secondary pump management

Adjusted pump priority (leveling on the fly)

Advanced pump control

REMOTE ACCESS TO PUMPS

Once notified of a pumping system event via TPI, anyone with network access can open up any web-enabled device (PC, tablet, smart phone) and log into the ATG via the FFS PRO® Connect web interface. There they review pumping systems data and even execute tasks remotely. This enables technicians to have a better understanding of a site problem and the potential solution before they travel to the site.

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TPI IN ACTION

Check out these real-life scenarios where TPI can increase efficiency and protect your business.

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Pump In Water Automation

Scenario: When the water level in a tank approaches the pump intake, the tank gauge will enter alarm mode and automatically shut down the pump, protecting the system and consumers from water being pumped from that tank.

TPI Saves the Day: By shutting off the affected pump, TPI prevented water from being pumped into the customer’s vehicle, avoiding potential damage and lost customer loyalty. Additionally, the fuel management rules engine can automatically notify the proper off-site personnel to ensure a timely and accurate response.

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Leveling & Priority Modes

Scenario: When managing two storage tanks of the same product ‘Leveling Mode’ can keep both tanks at the same percentage full without the use of a syphon bar between the two tanks. Alternately, ‘Priority Mode’ will pump one tank down to a certain level before turning on the other pump.

TPI Saves the Day: Leveling Mode mimics a traditional syphon system without the upfront cost of piping between the two storage tanks. You can also avoid the on-going maintenance costs of servicing the syphon bar as well as the additional piping penetrations in the tank sump

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Clogged Intake Escalation

Scenario: When the pump controller reports a dry run, the tank gauge automatically verifies against product levels and determines whether a clogged intake has occurred. If clogged, the tank gauge will automatically attempt to clear the intake on its own.

TPI Saves the Day: By attempting to clear the intake on its own, TPI can eliminate the need for a service call. Whether the intake is cleared or not, TPI will log the alarm to provide detailed history to expedite service in the event of a future dry run versus clogged intake alarm.

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Remote Pump Interaction

Scenario: A site reports an intermittent problem with the pumping system, but cannot provide any detailed feedback of the alarms being issued by the intelligent controllers and the tank gauge.

TPI Saves the Day: By networking the intelligent controllers to the fuel management system via TPI, a technician can remotely connect to the site to review the logged event history and view the status of the pump controllers. If necessary, the history provided by TPI can ensure the proper equipment is on the technician’s service vehicle before leaving to perform maintenance.

Automatic Tank Gauges

Turbine Pump Interface is a standard feature on all EVO™ Series Automatic Tank Gauges.

EVO™ SERIES

Submersible Turbine Pump Controllers

Turbine Pump Interface is a standard feature on all FE PETRO® and Guardian Series™ Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) intelligent controllers.

CONTROLLERS