Vopak has selected the cloud-based Honeywell Enraf Inventory Calculation Module (HEICM) for integration into its MyService Terminal Management System (TMS).
Vopak terminals use MyService to facilitate the safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases. HEICM calculates inventories and product movement quantities for the liquids stored at the terminals. The calculations meet internationally recognised standards, including those of American Society for Testing and Materials, American Petroleum Institute and Gas Processors Association.
‘Integrating Honeywell’s measurement modules with our bespoke MyService software is creating a competitive advantage for Vopak’s services. Honeywell’s legal metrology expertise and long experience providing compliant, accurate liquid stock accounting made it an ideal partner for our digital transformation programme,’ says Leo Brand, CIO at Royal Vopak.
Rudi van der Kraats, director strategic terminal accounts at Honeywell Process Solutions adds: ‘We’re pleased our work with Royal Vopak on the HEICM development resulted in a comprehensive calculation engine tailored for the terminal market. Software-driven, intelligent technologies such as HEICM are part of our strategy to provide a full terminal automation solution.’
Honeywell says that it will make HEICM available to other terminal operating companies around the world for similar TMS integrations, as well as a stand-alone/cloud version which can be used by independent surveyors.