j5 Product Movements

by Hexagon

Track Transfers and Volumes of Industrial Fluids

Solution Overview

Often, major global oil and gas production centers – such as the US Gulf Coast, Rotterdam, Singapore and Japan – are not adjacent to the large oil and gas retail centers. As a result, this causes a requirement for a large volume of day-to-day Product Movements through pipelines, by marine vessels, or by rail. There are various stages an operations team must manage when processing a Product Movement, such as Order Recording, Ship / Truck / Pipeline Detail, Scheduling, Transfer, Summary and Billing. The j5 Product Movements application allows users to track transfers and volumes of industrial fluids, providing an enterprise-wide platform for this routine process. It comes standard with a j5 IndustraForm® Template which handles a range of possible transfer measurement types, covering both embedded and manual level measurements, as well as flow totalizer and manual volume measurements. It aims to be a flexible solution to a company’s Product Movement recording needs.

j5 Product Movements allows users to track transfers and volumes of industrial fluids, combining human processes with OSIsoft PI System data. It improves the awareness of site issues by integrating a Product Movements system into the real-time process within a familiar web browser environment. It improves site-wide communication because Product Movements can be created, defined, managed and tracked by site personnel in real-time. It assists with record keeping and reporting for compliance purposes, and it ensures that information is retained in a consistent format for easy retrieval and analysis in future. j5 Product Movements is one of the many tools within the j5 Operations Management Platform that can interact with real-time data from the OSIsoft PI System.

Solution Approach

Client-side: Any authorized user can access j5 Product Movements from standard web browsers (Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) with a network connection to the central server. No other client-side software is required. Android, iOS and Windows mobile applications are also available, allowing syncing between the control room and field operations. Central Server: j5 Product Movements requires a central application server running Windows Server 2012+ and a SQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL database. A hosted or virtual machine is also feasible for the central server. PI System Integration: j5 Operations Management Software offers a standard interface with the OSIsoft PI System for the integration of real-time and historical data, assets and event frames. This data can be used for reports, detail and workflows triggered by events. The following other j5 Applications are available on the same user interface: j5 Operations Logbook, j5 Shift Handover, j5 Standing Orders, j5 Inspection Rounds, j5 Work Instructions, j5 Permit to Work, j5 Incident Management, j5 Event Manager, j5 Management of Change, j5 Action Management and j5 IndustraForm® Templates (a flexible technology for transforming spreadsheets and forms into enterprise applications). j5 IndustraForm Templates, j5 Inspection Rounds, j5 Operations Logbook and j5 Standing Orders are also available on j5 Mobile.



  • Define Product Movements Workflows with Easy-to-use IndustraForm® Sections and Approvals to Track Transfers of Industrial Fluid Such as Crude Oil, Petroleum, LNG, Chemicals etc.
  • Configure the Product Movements Interface to Your Company’s Requirements Easily Using IndustraForm® Technology
  • Define Consistent Product, Source and Destination Lists
  • Integrate Real-time Data Using the OSIsoft PI System Tag Values, For Example Tank Levels, Temperatures etc.


  • Consistent Product Movements Process
  • Advanced IndustraForm® Customization and Workflows
  • Designed Specifically for Industrial Fluid Transfers
  • View the Status of Product Movements at Shift Handover

PI System Requirements

PI System version 3.4.390 or later, PSA Server

Solution Type

Asset Management, Condition Based Maintenance, Data Concentrators, Data Collection, Event/Batch Analysis, MES, Process Optimization, Safety Compliance, Security, Visualization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation
  • Facilities

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Evaluate Quality, Increase Asset Health & Uptime, Manage Risk & Regulatory, Advance Safety Performances, Security


Applications for the PI System