Utility network and wireless telecoms supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced the deployment of a high performance, two-way radio solution for the Common Oil Pipeline (COP) located at Dublin Port.
Based on Motorola Solutions technology and managed by COP operators, Hugh Munro and Co, the system eliminates blackspots by providing improved radio coverage for staff and boosts health and safety compliance with lone worker tracking via integrated GPS.
The COP is a critical piece of infrastructure with over two-thirds of all petroleum fuel imported into the country, coming through this pipeline network that runs from the port jetties back to the tank farms of each individual oil company. Organisations operating at Dublin Port include household names such as Applegreen, Calor, Circle K, Tedcastles and Valero.
Commenting on the deal, Peter Murphy, managing director with Hugh Munro and Co said:
“We have a long-standing commercial relationship with the team at EMR. They have always demonstrated a deep understanding of our business that helps us to deliver for our clients.”
Design of the two-way radio system had to take into account the hazardous nature of the environment. Motorola’s range of ATEX DP4801Ex portables met that challenge head on, delivering high quality audio, integrated GPS, text messaging and full-colour displays with day/night mode to make reading text messages easier.
The deployment of extra base stations throughout the facility helps to eliminate several blackspots and in a clever twist of technology, a custom-built Call Point was designed.
This Call Point is used by the on-site fire warden to communicate with port staff and has at its core, Motorola telemetry radio. Once activated, radio signals can remotely open the jetty gate on demand.
A five-year managed service brings management and monitoring of the radio system to a new level, with a greater degree of proactivity. And a managed service financial model, negates the need for large-scale, upfront investment as the cost is spread over a five-year cycle.
“We designed a robust solution based on best-in-class Motorola Solutions technology. Motorola’s robust design philosophy coupled with our managed service ticks all the boxes for Peter and his team.”
Mark Quinn, managing director with EMR
Pictured left to right above are: Mark Quinn, Managing Director, EMR, Peter Murphy, Managing Director, Hugh Munro & Co and Dean Reardon, Account Manager, EMR