- SCS Monitor
The SCS Monitor manages the system by monitoring the sensors and recording each opening and closing of the manholes, API adaptors and bottom valves. Any change to the status of the wet/dry sensor is also recorded. All such events are date, time and position stamped and stored in the internal memory.
- Pneumatic interface
Used to interface between the pneumatic valves and the SCS Monitor.
- API Sensor
The API sensor fitted to the API adaptor indicates if the API adaptor is open or closed as well as if there is liquid in the manifold.
- Retained Sensors
An optic sensor fitted to the bottom of each compartment is used to detect any product left in the compartment.
- Manhole Sensor
The manhole sensor mounted on the manhole of each compartment detects when the manhole is opened and relays this to the SCS monitor.
- Reference Sensor
The reference sensor mounted on the top of the trailer senses the inclination of the trailer to prevent the unloading of product should the pitch and roll of the trailer exceed a set inclination.
- Bottom Valve Sensor
The bottom valve sensor monitors and records opening and closing of the bottom valve.
- Gantry Interface
The vehicle interfaces to the gantry rack monitor via the industry standard optic socket.
The SCS is a Sealed Parcel Deliver (SPD) system which effectively secures the load for transfer from one point to another in accordance with EN15208 and provides detailed and accurate information regarding any changes in the load status. As the SCS system is a self contained system there is no requirement for equipment to be installed on the truck.
Once the compartment has been electronically sealed the sensors will continuously monitor all vehicle compartment inlets and outlets as well as bottom valve movements and any opening or closing of any of the vehicle’s loading or unloading points is detected, Date, Time and Position stamped and recorded by the SCS monitor. The CAN protocol ensures robust and secure data communication between the sensors and the SCS monitor. All sensors are uniquely numbered and assigned to a vehicle thereby preventing the substitution or swapping of sensors.
If any of the compartment inlets or outlets are opened the electronic seal will be broken, system will immediately report to the host system which can send out alerts via SMS and/or e-mail should this event be unauthorised. Further, geofences can be uploaded into the host system in order to set up mobile text and e-mail exception alerts should the defined geographic boundaries be exited.
This data is transmitted via mobile network to the host system where sequences are created from the transmitted events. These sequences are displayed in the host system which is accessible to users via an easy web interface and provides useful information for the customer to analyse vehicle/driver operation.
Driver procedure can also be monitored to ensure the correct loading / unloading procedure has been followed. Any deviation from the correct sequence of events is flagged in the host system for attention.
Product contamination at loading is prevented / limited by preventing the loading of a compartment that has retained product.
Product contamination at unloading is reduced by prompting the driver to select and confirm that the correct compartment and product will be off loaded into the correct underground tank.
As an option the SCS400 system has a secure iButton which cannot be cloned or copied. Typical uses would be as a Manager tag to Manager Seal a vehicle or provided to the forecourt owner to accept fuel deliveries. It can be customized depending on customer requirements. The iButton is programmed to include the unique identity of the holder which information is linked to the event when the iButton is used and transmitted to the host system for audit and security purposes.