Emotron VFDs secure the pump operation of major oil storage facility

A large international storage company in the port of Rotterdam use robust variable frequency drives (VFDs) from Emotron to operate the pumps that distribute oil from and to each tank location.

Additionally each storage tank has its own Emotron VFD controlled pump to transport oil to the road truck filling bay.

Steady high pump speeds

The tank pits in Rotterdam are fully automated and have a flexible infrastructure. Emotron FDU variable frequency drives operate the pumps that make it possible to discharge from and load to each location at the terminal at steady high pump speeds.

In addition, each tank is provided with its own pump loading line to the truck loading bay. The tanks are designed to store many different oils or chemicals.

The company also uses hi-tech barges and coasters fitted with Emotron drives.

Continuity guaranteed

In the port of Rotterdam it is all about planning and efficiency - this is the reason that this port has become one of the main ports of the world. This tank storage facility operates 24/7 and downtime is not an option.

When an oil tanker has to unload longer than planned, costs will increase significantly. CG Emotron is available 24/7 to prevent and shorten unplanned downtime.

Automatic optimal pump speed control

Thanks to a wide range of communication options, Emotron VFDs can be easily controlled by master controllers.

During commissioning, the user configures all motor data and levels. The self-learning program then takes over, taking the measurements and calculating process data to enable optimal control. Features include load monitoring, best efficiency point and flow estimation.

Reliable service support

Trained service engineers and a well-equipped service centre in the Netherlands ensure high uptime. To work actively with preventive measures, CG Emotron supplies multi-year maintenance and schedules all maintenance work according to advised support cycles.

The Emotron worldwide network and remote access solutions offer a complete service offer including:

  • Commissioning
  • Training
  • Test facilities
  • 24/7 support
  • Remote access
  • Application diagnostics
  • Maintenance
  • Extended warranty
  • Repairs
  • Rentals