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Commissioning & Startup Phase: ATP Project Update  

Station Discharge Systems in Commissioning & Startup Phase: ATP Project Update  

Commissioning & Startup Phase: ATP Project Update

Station Discharge Systems Commissioning & Startup Phase: ATP Project Update  

Ensuring Safety and Efficiency: A Comprehensive Overview of Station Discharge Systems 

In today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape, safety and efficiency are paramount concerns for any operation, particularly those involving the handling materials like diesel and LPG. Station drainage systems are designed to optimize operational efficiency. Automated processes, such as the initiation of diesel discharge and the regulation of burner fuel sources, streamline workflow and minimize manual intervention.  

Furthermore, real-time monitoring capabilities enable operators to track key performance metrics, ensuring smooth operation and timely maintenance interventions when necessary. 

We are now entering the Commissioning & Startup phase of this project, where our team has served as the EPCM Contractor (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management). 

Project Details 

Our dedicated Site Manager, Marco Fusco, has provided invaluable guidance from the Neuburg Station, highlighting of the project details. 

Station Discharge System 

The project involves the implementation of a discharge system for a Station. 

Our scope of work includes a discharge system, which is meticulously designed to accommodate the unique requirements of the fuel handling facility. A key component of this discharge system is the integration of a movable pipe and automatic positioning mechanism, to which the station’s tanker will be attached, that enables the positioning of the bicker for diesel discharge, particularly preventing any leaks during the operation. 

LPG System 

In addition to the discharge system, we have engineered and developed a specialized cabinet for LPG cylinders. Equipped with advanced safety and monitoring systems, this cabinet ensures constant surveillance of essential parameters. Automatic intervention in case of anomalies further enhances the reliability and safety of operations. The Cabinet contains LPG cylinders, connected to a valve to select the group of cylinders to be used, along with a piping system for transporting LPG to the burners. 

The burners are initially fuelled with LPG, automatically transported to the pilot flame that ignites the burner. Once the flame is stable, it is possible to switch from LPG to diesel. Subsequently, the gas passes through a pressure reducer and a filtration system inside a skid, equipped with a pump section, before entering a second skid and finally reaching the burner, which operates on diesel. 

The system is equipped with safety features, including an industrial sensor to detect any LPG leaks. This sensor interfaces with a centralized controller that monitors all plant sensors.  

The tank filling circuit 

The tank filling circuit consists mainly of an n80 pipe that includes a filtration system at the inlet, equipped with a pneumatic valve that enables diesel discharge into the tank. The core of the system consists of a mechanical part and an electrical part.  

It is used a diesel heater mainly in winter to prevent diesel separation from refining.  

Safety and monitoring of the tank filling circuit 

The tank leak detection system, which is double-walled, detects any diesel leaks from the tank’s first wall. To ensure safety, there is a standard compressor that powers the pneumatic valves that regulate oil circulation. There is a filtration system that allows filter cleaning even during operation, using a lever to determine which of the two filters is active. The filters turn red when clogged.  

Pressure and temperature sensors have been installed to monitor physical quantities, with the ability to control and detect these values via a custom-made control panel. In case of pump failure, the system automatically intervenes to return the pressure to the previous value by activating the working pump. Parameters such as return pressure and diesel temperature are also monitored, with a record of all measurements and alarms. In case of an alarm or malfunction, a signal appears on the display, with a priority level determining whether to block or alert the system.  

Custom Technologies 

Our customized technologies, including pressure and temperature sensors that are seamlessly controlled through an intuitive control panel. Our meticulous attention to detail ensures optimal performance and total safety, guaranteeing flawless operation round the clock.  


In conclusion, station drainage systems and automated processes, such as the initiation of diesel discharge and the regulation of burner fuel sources, represent a critical component of fuel handling infrastructure, offering a blend of safety and efficiency.  

As we approach the Commissioning & Startup phase, we remain committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of the project. 

Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to move forward. 

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