February 2011, Vol. 238 No. 2

Features

New Satellite Data Handling Platform Boosts Bolivias Pipeline Operations

Bolivia has more than 4,700 miles of gas and liquid pipelines comprising a vital part of the nation’s infrastructure and critical to its economic wellbeing and security. One company manages more than 80% of Bolivia’s pipeline operations: YPFB Transporte. Given the magnitude of the job, it is crucial for YPFB Transporte to know exactly what is happening at each of its 60 remote monitoring, pump and compressor stations along its pipeline infrastructure. Today, thanks to a shared satellite network built on the iDirect Intelligent Platform™, YPFB Transporte has real-time access to every pipeline station. The company is able to control all aspects of its busines

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