Gasco Operations are supported by an integrated and automated Process Control and Safety System (Fire & Gas Detection and Emergency Shutdown Systems) which makes Gasco one of the few LPG plants that are fully automated.
The Siemens Automation system is specifically designed to monitor and control the core components of the gas plant including the LPG tanks, plant equipment, electrical switchgear, administration facilities, firefighting systems and weighbridge. The system includes over 183 different combinations and over 500 input/output points which integrates with a Fire & Gas detection system over a high level communication link.
This Fire & Gas detection system is connected to over 50 field devices including UV/IR flame detectors, LPG gas detectors, manual call points, sounders and beacons.
The safety system is designed in a way that in the case of an emergency the plant would be immediately evacuated and the system would take over to shut down and put the plant in a safe mode without any human intervention.