Transcending geographical boundaries to deliver an efficient turnkey solution A case where Commtel empowered a 741 Km long multi-product pipeline with state of the art communication systems network.
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The desert terrain was daunting. Mobility became a concern. Setting up a seamless communication systems network along the 12â€? pipeline in six months time was of paramount importance. The Task Commtel's customer base surpassed continents and reached a country known for its challenging geographic conditions. The 12â€? multiproduct pipeline at a length of 741 Km required a turnkey scope from concept to commissioning. Commtel was entrusted with the task of implementing a dedicated optical fiber based communication system to meet the optimum operation, maintenance and safety requirements of the pipeline. Hence, an exhaustive list of integrated systems was provisioned viz. optical fiber based digital telecommunication system comprising of SDH STM-4 and associated PDH equipment along with their Network Management System. Other communication systems included VHF trunked mobile radio and EPABX systems. Standalone HF-SSB system was also provided for long range radio communication. The above systems formed an integrated telecommunication unit covering 21 stations across the pipeline.
The Challenge Challenges associated with this project were abound from extremely remote work locations to non-availability of adequate transportation and cellular connections in some stretches. The terrain
was tough, the climate severe with ambient temperatures ranging from 47-52 degree Celsius during summer. Delivery capabilities became demanding with just 325 Km of accessible road network along the pipeline stretch of 741 Km. Moreover the execution of work became a tough ask in the wake of frequent sandstorms and in places where site navigation too posed a few roadblocks. To top it all, the implementation time provided for the entire project was only 6 months.
The Highlights w Procured equipments from 6 different countries and entire systems integration was done at the Systems Integration Center in Mumbai. w Extensive testing of multiple systems prior to actual installation at the sites. w Acute detailing, designing and delivering of specialized towers made in India and shipped in containers to the site thousands of kilometers away. w Integration and installation of different units of the tower and erecting it as one single component. w Equipment dispatch from Mumbai to the country where the project was being executed was done in one single consignment. w Elaborate approach towards providing a tested and ready to install equipment solution saved considerable time, energy and money.
The Solution w Executed integration of Marconi SDH STM-4 equipment, Nokia Primary Multiplex equipment, Alcatel EPABX and TAIT VHF Trunked Radio System over an optical fiber network in a flat-loop architecture. w The SDH STM-4 and PDH communication system provided facilities such as voice and data communication at various stations along the pipeline. w Implementation of SCADA and telecom systems ensured data collection and data management. w In order to deliver the project with acute objectivity, Commtel engineers designed and positioned specialized towers for mounting antenna systems of trunked radio and HF radio. w Factory Acceptance Testing, Training, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of the entire turnkey project were accomplished within the stipulated time.
The Benefits Delivering superior customer experience under any condition has time and again proved a point about Commtel's commitment and performance oriented work. Commtel's state of the art communication systems network design not just provided high availability but also strengthened the pipeline infrastructure. The towers which were specially designed for mounting radio devices were robust enough to withstand rough weather conditions of the desert. Meticulous planning and faultless execution at different stages from design engineering to supply chain management and effective systems integration ensured comprehensive turnkey delivery in its entirety.
About Commtel We are the leading turnkey provider of converged communication, surveillance and related technology solutions, tailored for our customers with a rich portfolio of products as well as professional services. We specialize in building dedicated networks for our customers in the Oil & Gas, Power, Transportation, Mining and related sectors enabling them to operate their mission critical assets in an efficient, secure and safe manner. We also provide telecommunication solutions with expertise in providing unified dedicated mission critical networks for voice, video, Ethernet IP traffic and other forms of data over optical fiber, radio or copper links. Our strength lies in complex multi-system integration of highly engineered systems for mission-critical applications requiring safe and reliable operation in demanding environments. Commtel has been in business since 1998, in the telecom and technology space and its range of offerings include: w Turnkey Solutions w Product Solutions w TechCare- 24x7 Technical Support w Advanced Engineering Services
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