Technical Information
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FuelsManager 2000 software module for automating
data output
FMLog is a plug-in module for
FuelsManager 2000 Inventory
Management software. The module
allows refineries, tank farms, terminals
and pipelines to periodically write the
data collected by FuelsManager to an
output file. Operators can easily select
which variables are included in the file
and the output intervals.
• Utilizes FuelsManager 2000 Inventory
Management software via a Microsoft’s
Windows NT, 2000 standard user
Easy configuration and setup
Reads up to 98 specified variables
from any tank points in the
FuelsManager database
Logs output files at specified intervals,
or when a specific process value is
Writes values to MS Excel and/or HTML
Function and systems design
FMLog is a plug-in module for FuelsManager Inventory Management software. It takes full
advantage of FuelsManager database and all of it’s functionality.
FMLog is configured to communicate with FuelsManager to create an output file of user
specified information. FMLog’s default set of variables is generally accepted as the most
commonly used variables and include the following:
System Name
Point Tag
System Date and Time
Product Code
Standard Density
Gross Volume
Net Standard Volume
Available Volume (Net)
Remaining Volume (Net)
Flow Rate
The configuration process includes specifying which tank point variables should be logged and
what events initiate the log process. Up to 98 tank point variables can be logged simultaneously,
although substantially fewer are typically needed. FMLog supports three distinct types of file
output as detailed below:
1. Snapshot file: This file is written whenever a user defined event takes places and is intended
to capture the instantaneous state of the FuelsManager data at the time the event occurs.
Three different types of events can be configured:
a. Trigger Point: This event ties the creation of the snapshot file to a particular FuelsManager
database point. This trigger can be used to allow an operator to manually create a snapshot
file by changing the value of the FuelsManager database point to the coded variable “Ready”.
b. Trigger File: This option triggers the creation of the snapshot file when a file is detected in
a user defined directory location. The Trigger File option is typically used to allow other systems to initiate the creation of the snapshot file (by copying a file to the named directory).
c. Trigger Time 1&2: The snapshot file may also be triggered based on a particular time of
day. FMLog allows the user to configure two different times at which the snapshot files should
be written. This option is typically used to automatically create daily inventories or reports.
2. Periodic File: The CSV file is written at regular intervals, as specified by the Periodic Interval
parameter. FMLog overwrites the previous file with new data everytime a new file is written.
Typically this option is used to provide a simplified FuelsManager archive FuelsManager function, where the current data might be written out every hour and then made available to other
departments via a LAN.
HTML File: This option functions in the same manner as the Periodic File (see above). The difference being that this option produces a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) formatted file. This
option can be used to publish data directly to a local intranet or worldwide Internet on a periodic
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