Handhelds are intelligent pieces of hardware that are directly connected to a plant’s terminal management system (e. g. OpenTAS TMS). They enable their users to access all important oil loading information and relevant data anytime and anyplace: Fill levels. Storage quantities. Asset conditions. And much more.
These digitalized alternatives to the paper-based processes are particularly helpful in product loading. Furthermore, they also come in handy in the visual inspection of tank trucks and railcars.
How do Handhelds work in oil loading?
Usage of a handheld is both easy and intuitive. The well-structured software interface leaves no room for misinterpretation. And the predefined checklists, which guide the employees step by step through the processes, prevent staff from forgetting steps, thus increasing process safety. Additionally, the integrated history function helps to get an instant overview of important things to observe, such as earlier damage to a transportation vehicle.
With these and many other key pieces of information readily available at the fingertips, operations staff in a refinery or storage terminal can do their jobs quicker, easier and safer. Take seal ID codes, for example. In the past, these complex, multi-digit numbers had to be painstakingly entered by hand. Now, they can be scanned and transmitted on the spot.