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  • jimcarrera47 jimcarrera47 Jun 6, 2012 2:51 PM Flag

    Complexity of Pipline Control

    Hey Keger & BT Thanks to both of you for your response. I've been retired for about 3.5yrs and now live south of Tucson,AZ. I went back to school in Minnapolis for two years at NEI for electroincs in Jan. 1978. I previously had my own european auto repair and after got a job for a major oil companey in the pipeline division.Pipeline control systems at the time were becomming more complex with electronics and the older electrical folks weren't were not up to speed with the new technology comming down the pipe.The problem that the oil industry was having was to find people that had some mechanical background as the younger technictions excelled at trouble shooting circuit cards but had never been around heavy electrical equiptment.I'm not trying to come of as a hypocrit as my concern is that the experince is starting to retire.I finally realized that it takes years to accure necessary knowledge.I wish someone would come up with dictionary that you could speak to and compose sentences.The thing is that pipelines pump 24/7 and when you have a station go down the flow rate decreases to a trickle and the revenue can never be recouped and you might have to find storage if your receiving product or try and sell the prouduct down stream that you can't take.Anay way I have 2k shares of EPD @ 51.21 so I hope when the oil srarts getting delivered .LOL Jim

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