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Storage tank safety

Prevent hazardous overflow with an intelligent system that makes decisions for you

Petroleum and chemical storage tanks serve as large containers for powerful and volatile fluids, which if not monitored safely, have the potential to cause immense environmental damage. A faulty fuel gauge can fail to alert operators at a storage depot that a fuel storage tank is being filled to a dangerously high level. Eventually, large quantities of hazardous liquids will overflow from the tank, potentially causing a vapor cloud to form and ignite, followed by explosions and fire.

Intelligent system that makes decisions for you

As a result of recent incidents, systematic overhauls to overfill prevention systems have taken place and industry best practice for managing storage tanks now combines the existing API 2350 prescriptive standards with the IEC 61511 functional safety standards. In addition to meeting these standards and mitigating risk, tank farms continue to face typical industry pressures, such as maximizing productivity, lowering maintenance costs and developing an engaged and empowered workforce.

These challenges are compounded by stagnant operating expense budgets, knowledge gaps and increasingly stringent ROI requirements. That is why it is ever more important that an overfill prevention system (OPS) increased safety but also benefit in savings such as reduced commissioning time and costs as well as reduced maintenance expenses.

Benefits by using an automated overfill prevention systems

  • Increase safety significantly high and achieve todays requirements of API 2350 and IEC 61511 by using automated overfill preventions system

  • Save costs and increase safety of you entire depot with automated, detailed warning messages

  • Safe time with unattended multiple fillings executed at the same time, compared to simple systems

  • Cost savings and increased transparency with a fully automated and documented proof test of the entire system without any dismounting of devices

  • Increase tank capacity when using an automated OPS system due to reduced reaction times to shutdown

Monitoring tanks with automated overfill prevention system

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Monitoring a tank safely with an intelligent system that makes decisions for you ©Endress+Hauser

Monitoring a tank safely with an intelligent system that makes decisions for you.

Automated overfill prevention system combination of API 2350 & IEC 61511 functional safety standard ©Endress+Hauser

Automated overfill prevention system combination of API 2350 & IEC 61511 functional safety standard

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