MTV Featuring IPT's Automated Fuel Monitoring System

Dr. Toni Issa, President of IPT Energy Center (IPTEC), Mr. Elias Bechaalani, CEO of AutomatiX and Mr. Bernard Stauffer, head of Business Development of Siemens Scada Systems, were hosted on the 14th of February 2017 at MTV Alive morning show to talk about their collaboration in creating a successful and one of a kind Automated Fuel Monitoring System implemented at IPT for the first time in the Middle East. During the interview, they explained about the system and focused on its numerous benefits for the company, the employees and the customers at the same time. Mr. Stauffer confirmed that the software created by Siemens, programmed by Automatix and used by IPT is unique and allows 24/7 live monitoring directly from IPT Headquarters, meanwhile Dr. Issa explained that the success and the pioneering aspect of this system transformed it into a global product of Siemens that was announced in its Exhibitions worldwide entitled "Oil and Gas Solutions, from the Refinery to the End-User on Gas Stations". After his field visit to IPT terminal and headquarters in Amchit, Mr. Stauffer commented on IPT's strict commitment to the highest safety and quality standards.

"The success of the oil and gas companies is directly related to the level of automation and smart features used by a given company", Mr. Bachaalany stated in one of his interviews.

TURNKEY SOLUTION FOR THE OIL & GAS SUPPLY CHAIN
TOTALY BASED ON SIEMENS

Presented at SPS IPC Drives Exhibition
Nuremberg - Germany

The tailor-made solution deveopled by AutomatiX, dedicated to the oil and gas business enables the management of the company to have complete and accurate control over its premises all the times, this includes accurate readings of the fuel stocks in the terminal tanks, by measuring the level, the temperature as well as the density before, during and after the ship unload.

On the other hand, this system enables the company to have an eye on the fuel stations by monitoring in real time, the underground tanks (level and temperature), the flow of the filling pumps.

The direct advantages of this system is its ability to be connect to the ERP of a given company and therefore obtaining the exact monetary equivalent of the fuel stock thus allowing the financial department to extract its information from the system and in real time.

AutomatiX Panel Participation in IoT 1st Conference

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As one of the major players in the Internet of Things technology on the country level, and after having successfuly delivered projects based on the IoT, AutomatiX took place in the first IoT conference at the prestigious Saint Joseph University- Faculty of Engineering.
The panel consisted of high acumen business executives and the discussions revolved around the future of the IoT and the required infrastructure to be developed so that Lebanon would be among the nations establishing technology in the core of its activites.

Participation with SIEMENS at SPS IPC Drives Exhibition 2016
Nuremberg - Germany

The yearly Exhibition of SPS IPC Drives taking place in Nuremberg-Germany is the utlimate venue for indutrial and technology oriented businessmen, engineers and professionals involved in industry.

AutomatiX was invited by Siemens ETM to present its pioneer solution dedicted to monitoring of tank farms. This solution attracted numerous professionals in this field, where they came to hear more about how to increase the profitablity of their premises and decrease significantly their technical and non-technical losses as well as maintaining an eye over their facility all the time.

AutomatiX presented its award-winning customized solution for the oil and gas industry at SPS IPC Drives In Nuremberg as Siemens guest at the automation pavillion of the show


During the trade show, AutomatiX presented as well its success story for the automation of the compelete refining process of Ethanol. This solution has been duplicated for several large scale facilities in the African continent.

Exhibiting at Baghdad Trade Fair 43

AutomatiX participated in Baghdad trade fair 43, as Siemens representative in the Iraqi market. During this fair and as Siemens official agent for the Building Management Systems (BMS) in Iraq, AutomatiX displayed the already executed projects in the Iraqi territory which include highly important religious monuments as well as large scale health care and hospitality venues all over the country.

AutomatiX reprented Siemens as its official agent in the Iraqi market in Bghdad Trade Fair.


In addition to the BMS solution, AutomatiX presented dedicated automation systems for the indutry and the infrastructure, since the Iraq is an emerging market and in need for such type of services.

Siemens Representatives in Lebanon After Launching
IPT’s Fuel Monitoring System Worldwide


On Monday February 13, 2017, Siemens’ International Business Director Mr. Andreas Budke as well as the Head of Sales and Marketing Worldwide, Mr. Bernhard Stauffer, visited IPT Headquarters in Lebanon accompanied by Mr. Elias Bachaalani, CEO of AutomatiX, to congratulate both IPT & Automatix for the success of the First Automated Fuel Monitoring System in the ME launched at IPT.

During their tour in IPT premises, Siemens representatives met Dr.Toni Issa, CEO of IPT, and were able to gain insight into the implementation of the automated monitoring system on site. The tour included a visit IPT's central control room at IPT headquarters, which insures successful and effective inventory control and operations management at the gas stations, including the authenticated synchronized price change over the entire chain and online metering of fuel dispensers, underground tanks, energy management, truck and car wash systems, etc… In additin to a visit to IPT terminals and stations, as the Fuel Monitoring project offers a complete remote and accurate management and control of all the operations on the station, covering the entire supply chain from the unloading of petroleum products at IPT terminal, to the distribution and storage of the products at the gas station, and the sales to the consumer.

These facts caught the attention of our visitors who presented to IPT and AutomatiX an official appreciation letter from Siemens to certify the importance of this project which became even more evident after the visit and after the feedback received all around the world.

This system sparked global interest with Siemens transforming it into an International product under the theme of: "Oil and Gas solutions, starting from the supply chain reaching to the consumer’s vehicles

Worth mentioning that IPT's Central Monitoring and Control System was launched back in 2015 by IPT , and is provided by AutomatiX in partnership with the German Leader SIEMENS. This system sparked global interest with Siemens transforming it into an International product under the theme of: "Oil and Gas solutions, starting from the supply chain reaching to the consumer’s vehicles". IPT's Automated fuel Monitoring system was showcased in International exhibitions where SIEMENS promotes its most innovative solutions through discussions and knowledge sharing in addition to shedding light on the importance of Digitalization and its effect on improvement.

مشاركة اوتوماتيكس في اللجنة الإدارية و لجنة التحكيم في برنامج ليرا حيث يُطلق آلية لدعم مشاريع شبابية ومصرف لبنان يُعلن استعداده لتوفير التمويل

انطلق وزير الصناعة حسين الحاج حسن بصفته رئيس هيئة الاشراف على برنامج انجازات البحوث الصناعية (ليرا)، من أهمية البحث العلمي التطبيقي الذي اصبح ركيزة ومنطلقاً لكل تطور صناعي وتقدم اقتصادي، ومن "النجاحات المتواضعة والخبرة المتراكمة في إدارة الإبتكار"، ليؤكد أهمية وضع برنامج "ليرا" على سكة المأسسة. وتمهيدا لذلك، أكد السعي الى "ايجاد شريك مموّل لإنشاء "مركز ليرا للنماذج السريعة"، الذي يضم حاضنة صناعية، وإنشاء صندوق ليرا للإستثمار لتوفير الأدوات والمناخ المناسبين للطّلاب المبدعين من الجامعات العشر المتعاقدة، وغيرهم من الباحثين وذوي الخبرة المؤهلين، لتحويل ابتكاراتهم نماذج صناعية، ومن ثُم اطلاق مؤسساتهم ضمن خطة عمل مجدية". وقد لاقى النائب الثاني لحاكم مصرف لبنان سعد العنداري الوزير الحاج حسن عند منتصف الطريق، عبر تأكيده استعداد مصرف لبنان لتوفير دعم مالي للبرنامج، فكان توافق على ضرورة تحويل البرنامج مؤسسة مشتركة بين القطاعين العام والخاص، بمشاركة الجامعات ومراكز الأبحاث. اطلقت امس الآلية التي سيعتمدها البرنامج لدعم المشاريع البحثية المشتركة بين القطاع الصناعي الممثل بجمعية الصناعيين من جهة، والجامعات العشر المنتسبة إلى البرنامج عبر طلاب كليات الهندسة والعلوم ومشاريع التخرّج والدراسات العليا المرتبطة بمتطلبات الصناعة، وذلك في حضور عضوي الهيئة رئيس جمعية الصناعيين فادي الجميّل والأمين العام للمجلس الوطني للبحوث العلمية معين حمزة، الوزيرين السابقين عبد الرحيم مراد وعدنان السيد حسين، النائب الثاني لحاكم مصرف لبنان سعد العنداري وعدد من رؤساء الجامعات. افتتح المنسق العام لبرنامج "ليرا" سعيد حمادة حلقة الحوار بتقديم لمحة عن مسار البرنامج وتطوره منذ اطلاقه في العام 1997. وأعلن الحاج حسن آلية الدعم عبر "تخصيص دعم مادي يقدم سنوياً، استكمالاً لمواكبتنا لمشاريع الأبحاث العلمية التطبيقية، في 5 اختصاصات ذات منفعة للقطاع الصناعي، اذ ستكون له الأفضلية للإفادة من صناديق تمويل الإبداع التي انطلقت أخيراً، بتحفيز من المصرف المركزي، وتهدف الى توجيه جزء اساسي من الصناعة نحو اقتصاد المعرفة". وكشف أن "برنامج إنجازات البحوث الصناعية مستعد لتقديم دعم مالي لمشاريع التخرج (المرحلة الجامعية الأولى) أو الدراسات العليا المشتركة بين أحد الصناعيين والجامعة، وذلك بمبلغ يحدد كل سنة في ضوء الموازنة، وبحد أدنى لثلاثة مشاريع لكل جامعة عضو في البرنامج، اذ يُقدّم طلب الدعم من الصناعي والجامعة معاً، على أن يتضمن تنفيذ المشروع اتفاقاً صريحاً بين الصناعي والجامعة.

وإنشاء صندوق ليرا للإستثمار لتوفير الأدوات والمناخ المناسبين للطّلاب المبدعين من الجامعات العشر المتعاقدة، وغيرهم من الباحثين وذوي الخبرة المؤهلين، لتحويل ابتكاراتهم نماذج صناعية، ومن ثُم اطلاق مؤسساتهم ضمن خطة عمل مجدية

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IPT Stations Automation Project

أطلقت شركة أي بي تي النفطية بالتعاون مع شركة Automatix وSiemens الألمانية مشروع مكننة شاملة لمحطات أي بي تي في لبنان. انّ هذا النظام هو الأوّل من نوعه في الشرق الأوسط ويهدف الى تأمين رقابة شاملة ودقيقة لكلّ عمليات نقل وبيع المحروقات من المستودعات النفطية الى المحطات ولغاية وصولها الى سيارات المستهلكين، منعا للغشّ والتلاعب بالجودة وتأكيدا على دقة الكميات. يتمّ التحكّم بهذا النظام عن بعد عبر غرفة مراقبة مركزية موقعها في المقرّ الرئيسي لأي بي تي. تتضمّن وظائف هذا النظام مراقبة مستويات المحروقات وجودته في الخزانات، وصهاريج النقل، وماكينات التعبئة المنتشرة على المحطات في كلّ لبنان، كما يتحكّم عن بعد بتسعيرة المحروقات ومراقبتها في كلّ الأوقات.
وقد تمّ اختيار هذا النظام في العام 2015 كأحد أفضل الحلول المعلوماتية التي صمّمتها Siemens في العالم.

يندرج هذا المشروع من ضمن استراتيجية أي بي تي التي تتمحور حول اعتماد حلول تكنولوجية متطوّرة بهدف تعزيز ثقة زبائنها والحفاظ على السمعة الطيبة التي اكتسبتها خلال سنين طويلة من التّطوير والتوسّع بمحطاتها التي غيّرت مفهوم محطة المحروقات في لبنان

Exhibiting at Tahran International Fair


As a first step for the penetration in the Iranian market, AutomatiX participated in Tehran International Fair.
The objective was to obtain a clearer image of this emerging market and to check the market needs.
New and large scale projects are on their way, and the need for latest technology solutions is high.
Iran is on the fast track to recover and this high rising market is very promising in the near future.

Participation at SIEMENS Partner Annual Conference in Bilbao - Spain.


ETM a Siemens company and the company behind the Simatic WinCC Open Architecture, held its annual conference in Bilbao Spain.
AutomatiX has been chosen to present the first solution ever based on WinCC OA and dedicated to oil and gas industry.
At the end of the conference, AutomatiX has been chosen among the three finalists to show case this solution in all its details so the other Siemens partner would benefit from it and duplicate it each into its market.

More than a hundred partners participated in this conference and AutomatiX was chosen among the three finalists to show case its solution.

SIEMENS Building Technologies International CEO Visit to AutomatiX


Siemens Building Technologies International CEO Mr. Damien Nirousset, honored us by visiting our offices with the high level executives of Siemens Building Technologies.

Siemens BT International CEO honored AutomatiX by visiting our offices.


Since AutomatiX is Siemens BT partner for Iraq and part of the African Continent, the discussions were centered around the business strategy for those country and ways to develop further the awareness of Siemens BT in those markets.

Participation at SIEMENS Building Technologies Global Partner Conference in Basel - Switzerland.

AutomatiX participated in the Siemens Building Technologies Global Partner Conference in Basel Switzerland. Highly experienced engineers from AutomatiX took part in this conference, where Siemens presented its latest inventions in the fields of Building Technolgies and Confort.

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Participation at SIEMENS Global WinCC OA Partners Day in Lyon - France.

This event offered users and partners alike another opportunity to gain an impression of the extensive scope offered by the Scada system WinCC OA. This year’s gathering was opened by local hosts Francois Gerin, Vice-President of Siemens France, and Thierry de Vanssay, Regional Director of Siemens Lyon. ETM CEO Bernhard Reichl offered an insight into the strategy of ETM professional control GmbH, which is part of the Siemens Group. Frank Baudach, Global Head of Product Management for SIMATIC Scada, talked about current strategy and the prospects for future development in the field of SIMATIC Scada over the coming years. Bernhard Staufer, Director of Sales & Marketing at ETM, presented a number of special projects implemented over the past year, and introduced the latest newcomers to the WinCC OA Solution Partner program.

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Minister of Industry Honoring AutomatiX for its efforts in the Lebanese Industrial Research Achievements Program.

Under the Patronage of His Excellency The Minister of Industry of the Republic of Lebanon, Dr. Hussein Haj Hassan and during the Exhibition for Lebanese Industrial Research Achievements organized at UNESCO, AutomatiX has been awarded by the minister for its contribution in the success of the LIRA program as member of the technical jury and as member of the project evaluation committee.

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