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The complete provider of a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system

There are more than a few reasons why an organisation with significant involvement in the chemical, water, oil and gas or printing industries may contact Oriel Systems about a telemetry system, with the latter firm’s more than a quarter-century of providing high technology industrial services likely to be one major factor. Another key reason may be Oriel Systems’ record for the most reliable and scalable telemetry solutions, to mention nothing of another in-depth area of expertise: Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) software.

Those organisations looking to ensure the easy and confident monitoring and control of their remote sites, alongside openness, flexibility and the ability to expand on existing functionality, are advised to contact Oriel Systems about its Awax Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) solution. Such a solution enables data to be remotely controlled, monitored and collected in an industrial environment. Whatever the location of the client’s customer sites, an Oriel Systems VMI system can efficiently monitor critical stocking levels.

Whichever Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) solution is specified, the client can ensure the consistent and accurate prediction of delivery dates and times. The actual amount that has been delivered can be easily calculated, even if consumption has yet to take place, followed by the automatic sending of an invoice for every delivery. Beyond that, however, the client can also request that their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system is hosted by Oriel Systems online, so that it can be accessed whenever required.

This hosting arrangement means that if the client wishes to view not only their data, but also graph trends and data history, they can do so simply by logging into the Oriel Systems site. From here, the client can download their data into a spreadsheet. Alternatively, they may not wish to need to log into the site at all, instead specifying that their required data is regularly updated and forwarded to the smartphones of the responsible individuals at their firm.

Regardless, if one chooses to have their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system hosted by Oriel Systems, they no longer have to constantly check that it is functioning correctly. If a problem does occur with the client’s system, the engineers of Oriel Systems will immediately know about it, and will respond accordingly. Nor could one have a better firm to which to turn for the most suitable software than Oriel Systems, which has engineers with software development experience extending back to the earliest days of Windows.

For both the smallest and largest Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) projects, it will therefore always be difficult to look past Oriel Systems.


The major functionalities that Oriel Systems offers for oil and gas telemetry

For many years, telemetry has proved invaluable in the oil and gas industries, as in the case of the uphole and real time transmission of drilling mechanics and formation evaluation information, while a well is being drilled. Oriel Systems, with its more than quarter-century experience of providing high technology industrial services, has a formidable reputation of its own for oil and gas telemetry, founded not merely on the considerable scalability, power, reliability and cost-effectiveness that its solutions can offer.

That’s because, for loading and unloading tasks, Oriel Systems’ oil and gas telemetry incorporates a DCD (Driver Controlled Delivery) system that adds on-site CCTV to control, level monitoring and safety systems. This all means that instead of the two operatives that are traditionally required for this task, only one is necessary.

An Oriel Systems Video Intelligent Outstation at every remote tanker loading/unloading site enables the incorporation into the process of multiple inputs and control outputs, with the depot manager able to review the entire operation via a local PC displaying as many as four live video feeds. If there is a possibility of the bulk tank running dry, pump seals are protected from damage by the activation of low level alarms and an auto-shutoff. Similarly, in the event of the bulk tank overfilling, high level alarms and an auto-shutoff can intervene.

During normal working hours, the role of the oil and gas telemetry system is simply to capture CCTV images to be reviewed later, with the tanker loading/unloading operation being entirely controlled by the local depot. It’s only when the time comes for the depot personnel to make their overnight exit that they might wish to give their 24 hour Control Centre control of the DCD system. From this point on, the oil and gas telemetry system is used for the remote recording of CCTV video alongside control, monitoring and the giving of loading permissions.

Previously, many sites may have felt burdened by the costs of having two operatives present during the night to oversee filling operations, as was necessary in accordance with health and safety legislation. But with the right oil and gas telemetry system in place, not only can supervision, monitoring and control during these times be the responsibility of one person from the Control Centre, but in the case of Oriel Systems’ solution, the last three days’ video feeds are also stored locally on site.

This latter functionality means that should an “event” occur, there is the option to properly review and analyse it so that efforts can be made to prevent a re-occurrence.