iTAC Software AG to present at the “6th Pipeline Technology Conference”
MES specialist provides the pipe tracking system that supports Nord Stream in overcoming complex logistics challenges
The Pipeline Technology Conference, which was initiated at the HANOVER MESSE 2006, will be opening its doors this year on the 4 and 5 April. It is an international forum attended by the industry’s key players. In addition to the exhibition, over 60 speakers will be presenting new technologies and current case studies on the planning, construction and maintenance of offshore and onshore pipelines.
Mastering giant pipeline projects with MES
iTAC Software AG is also on the conference agenda. Andreas Rudl will be presenting a paper entitled “Pipe Tracking Systems – Logistical Challenges of Large-scale Projects”. It focuses on the Baltic Sea Pipeline project implemented by Nord Stream AG in 2010. The 1,224 km pipeline links the world’s largest natural gas deposits in Russia with the European gas pipeline network.
This complex logistics project was supported by the standardised and platform-independent iTAC.MES.Suite. The manufacturing execution system provides a special pipe tracking function which enables zero-defect material supply as the system’s consistent monitoring facilitates a high level of transparency throughout the entire production and logistics chain. All steps in the chain can be tracked in real-time, making prompt defect identification and process security possible.
Here’s a preview of Andreas Rudl’s presentation: “Conference visitors will get an exclusive insight into the challenges and solutions associated with a large-scale pipeline project. The German Logistics Award, which was presented to Nord Stream AG, reflects the fact that it satisfied the highest of requirements and its logistics processes were exemplary.”
From supplier to operator
The iTAC Pipe Tracking System is a solution that not only enables the logistics companies (installers) but also suppliers and pipe manufacturers to ensure reliability along the entire production and logistics chain. It puts them in the position to meet the high safety and material supply compliance requirements.
iTAC Software AG
iTAC Software AG is a system and solution provider specializing in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) with an effective production philosophy. In accordance with this philosophy, iTAC develops, integrates and maintains its platform-independent iTAC.MES.Suite for manufacturing enterprises. The software facilitates impressive quality improvements along the entire process and production chain up to zero defect production. The service architecture comprises a comprehensive range of functions such as Traceability (TR), Production Management (PM), Advanced Production Scheduling (APS), Computer-Aided Quality (CAQ) and Material Logistics (ML), plus add-ons. There are practically unlimited applications for the iTAC.MES.Suite as a result of its high level of standardisation and technological basis. iTAC Software AG is headquartered in Germany and has branch offices in France, the USA and China.