Midstream Middleware – An Evolutionary Journey with MQTT

  • Conference Program
  • EPC
  • April 9, 2019
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am

The presentation will cover the design, implementation and testing of an MQTT middleware communications infrastructure in a large midstream pipeline company (Plains Midstream Canada)

The infrastructure removed all requirements for serial communications from the SCADA Master system to the remotes and replaced it with a Publish/Subscribe architecture. This significantly reduced data latency from the field, reduced leak alarm limits thereby improving sensitivity to leaks and freed up bandwidth to enable the reporting of orphaned data from the field to corporate applications.

The presentation takes the listener through the entire 3-year process from pilot to final upgrade in the field identifying the challenges encountered and how many of the original goals were met (10 of 12). Finally, there will be a short discussion on what the next phase will accomplish using smart devices connected to this architecture to deliver on the promise of IIOT.