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Nova Transportadora do Sudeste appoints Atmos for pipeline simulation

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.

Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (NTS) has become the latest Latin American pipeline company to select Atmos for its natural gas transmission network.

Pipelines leading to an oil refinery

The NTS network is made up of more than 2,000 km of pipeline and has the highest capacity of all pipelines in Brazil, with a transport contractual capacity of 158.2 million m3 of gas per day. NTS transports natural gas through a pipeline system that crosses Brazil’s most industrialized region and has links to the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paolo.

NTS transports gas to areas that are responsible for around 50% of gas consumption in Brazil. NTS selected Atmos’ Simulation Suite (SIM) to help better understand the pipeline’s behaviour, improve operations and maximise efficiency.

The software is in operation in over 20 countries, supporting approximately 45,000 km of pipelines globally.

Atmos SIM provides:

  • Online and offline modelling: the ability to simulate multiple different operating scenarios, such as the hydraulic behaviour of both gas and liquid pipelines accurately
  • SCADA connectivity, allowing for optimal monitoring, controlling and operating of the pipelines in the control room
  • Lookahead modelling for anticipating risks and potential violations on a pipeline and prompting actions so appropriate measures can be taken to avoid future issues
  • Gas composition tracking, simplifying how pipeline companies locate and provide accurate estimated arrival times for a gas, while also allowing for quality assessments to ensure a gas is delivered on-spec

Dr Jun Zhang, CEO and founder at Atmos International, says: ‘I am delighted that NTS has selected Atmos as its pipeline simulation technology solutions provider to enhance the operations of its natural gas pipeline. Working together we will be able to help NTS provide the high levels of service that they strive to deliver.’

Eduardo Merçon, Operations Manager at NTS comments: ‘To manage the capacity of our gas networks effectively and deliver gas to all of our customers reliably, we look forward to applying Atmos SIM both online and offline’

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