Tetra | 2010-06-25

TETRA System for Sasol

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

LS telcom performed a TETRA planning project for Sasol at their second plant in South Africa.

LS telcom performed a TETRA planning project for Sasol at their second plant in South Africa.

Sasol is a large petroleum manufacturer who uses coal for the source of the petroleum manufacturing process. It is obvious that the accuracy of the design of a network for this environment is critical as it affects many lifes and millions of operational cost. LS telcom was responsible for the RF planning tasks which included the microwave link and TETRA planning. The TETRA equipment used for the project was supplied by Rohde & Schwarz and the microwave link equipment was supplied by Nera.

The TETRA system was introduced to replace the old analogue two way radio system which was installed some years ago. The new TETRA network was planned to provide secure radio communication at the main plant and between the main plant and the coal mines that provide the coal for the petroleum manufacturing process. The project has already been implemented and put into operation. LS telcom received an excellent feedback on the planning accuracy and for this reason was again selected for doing the planning for a second pe-troleum plant in South Africa during the coming months.

Source: www.lstelcom.com