Having reviewed the requirements, EMR installed its Emergency Fuel Disconnect System, which consists of an integrated wireless telemetry and emergency shutdown facility.
This provides CLH with an integrated communications solution to remotely monitor and manage all airside fuelling facilities within Dublin airport.
It services both underground hydrants and mobile refuelling trucks.
A Motorola digital radio network supports wireless voice and telemetry communication between the various airside enclosures, fuel hydrant support vehicles and the control room based TRBOnet PC dispatch system, which monitors the status of each of the enclosures.
“At the moment, most of the aircraft are loaded through above-ground fuelling trucks but we’re slowly moving across to the underground hydrant farm. We needed an emergency fuel shut down system which would cover both.”
Rioch Farrelly, operations and quality engineer with CLH Aviation Ireland
In the event of an airside emergency, an emergency stop button is pressed, which in turn routes a telemetry message to the SCADA system immediately shutting off the flow of jet fuel to the aircraft. The addition of security cameras to the airside enclosures allows airside authorities to view an image* of the person activating the emergency button in case of accidental activation, thereby increasing system
Using Motorola wireless radios as an integral component of the EFDS delivers significant benefits in that they can be integrated into the Motorola TRBONET Enterprise PC despatch system.
The system provides live 24 x 7 monitoring, status updates and automated emergency call handling from the pier-based emergency enclosures.