Metering & Allocation

Many of our solutions address product transfers, products entering or leaving the plants boundaries. Where qualities and quantities need to be accurately monitored, accounted and controlled, as quality and quantity giveaways result in giving away money. Hint has developed the AML framework which is a class library with all  kinds of different functionalities. Based on the class library, we can configure a dedicated or integrated solution for Analyzer Management, Metering & Loading. Our solutions are based on client specifications and are fit for purpose. They are all Web-based, scalable and have a open IT-architecture. Hint can interface with every type of instrument device in the field/laboratory, databases, Process Control systems and other software applications. Hint can provide the following functionalities:

AML Dashboard

Wide area information systems combine online information for geographically distributed locations with management information retrieved from higher level business and engineering systems. AML Dashboard applications in Oil & Gas on/offshore fields can significantly reduce maintenance both in the field and for IT applications regarding data processing. 

AML Analyzer Management

Hint analyzer management solutions (Laboratory & Process Analyzers) use advanced statistical calculations to monitor the health and validity of the analyser results. These solutions can complement metering applications, but are equally valuable to support the analysers in advanced multivariable control schemes in refining and Petrochemicals, by preventing control decisions based on erroneous analytical data. For more information, click here.

AML Metering

Hint Metering Solutions handle measurement and accounting of gas and liquids. Our solution can be PC-based or embedded. We provide virtual metering, PC-based flow computer/ supervisory systems to handle flow correction according to AGA and ISO standards for all common metering principles. A key market is product reallocation in on- and off-shore for Oil and Gas fields. For more information, click here.

AML Loading

Hint product loading solutions automate the operation of product terminals in refineries, petrochemical plants, tank storage and for chemical facilities. Hint provides solutions for loading product into trucks, trains, barges and pipelines. Issues include vehicle / driver identification, traffic control, access control, tank farm monitoring and, at the office level, accounting and billing. For more information, click here.

AML Virtual Flow Computer & Supervisory

The Hint AML Virtual Flow Computer & Supervisory  (VFCS) is the perfect companion to integrate in flow metering systems for the calculation of flow related values or quantities of any kind. The FSC provides multi-stream processing  capabilities in a redundant hardware configuration. The application is currently for single phase measurements and can be used for:

  1. Custody transfer (Class I)
  2. Fiscal metering (Class II)
  3. Allocation (Class III)
  4. Environmental (Class IV)

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