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Instrumentation and Electrical Installation: Watco Companies

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Business Challenge

Located inside the WTC park within the industrial zone of San Luis Potosí, the TCM, (Mexico’s fuel terminal) receives trains loaded with approximately 7 million liters of fuel from the United States, which is unloaded into storage tanks of 23 million liters each and subsequently to the tanker trucks for supply to the regional Mobil gas stations.

Transom worked directly with our client, Watco Companies, and Kinley construction to design and install the most effective and efficient components to control, monitor, and manage the fuel and energy transfer operation.


Transom Solution

The project consisted of fuel storage and supply terminal construction. Transom carried out the Project Management, to supply, when the trains arrived, from the control of the valves, the ignition of the pumps and the counting and control of all the fuel from the tanks until discharge in pipes.

Transom installed the entire electrical system, medium and low voltage, exterior lighting, grounding, the main ground mesh and verification and compliance tests with the Secretary of Energy UVIE; CCTV security camera systems, access control system for the entry and exit of the auto tanks of the pipes, inventory counting, and all the fiber optics network integration equipment.

In addition, Transom was responsible for training and supervision of employees and management resources, with respect to the implementation and control of instrumentation system and the documentation of technical files, working hand in hand with the PLC programming team in the United States (EN-Engineering) to carry out the control of incoming fuels.


Business Results

In summary, approximately 300 precision instruments were installed, wired, and configured: pressure, temperature and flow meters, sensors – gas detectors, the alarm system with emergency stops, remote indicators, and 3 PLC control panels designed for this project.

Currently, the phase that was built in this terminal is working at 100% with a capacity of 300,000 barrels in Q1 2019 to 1.2 million barrels by 2028, with the capacity to handle chemicals, bulk materials, and general cargo.