Storage and transport of chemicals, safely and efficiently

Reduce risk to health, assets and environment without compromising availability and efficiency

Storage and transport of chemicals and other hazardous materials can inevitably carry potential risks. Moreover, history has shown that any accident can not only have economic impacts, but also irreparable consequences on human lives and the natural world. Mitigating such risks through rigorous safety management whilst simultaneously ensuring efficiency and availability is a major challenge for today’s worldwide chemical industry.

How we can help

From processing to storage of hazardous substances, the comprehensive Endress+Hauser portfolio will support you at every stage in the safety loop system in overcoming the dichotomy between plant efficiency and human and environmental safety.

  • Certified safety engineers and management systems

  • Conformant to internationally recognized standards and recommendations: NAMUR, WHG, IP, ASME, NACE, API, IEC 17025, MID, OIML

  • Internationally accepted Hazardous Area approvals: ATEX, IECEx, FM/CSA, NEPSI, TIIS, INMETRO

  • State-of-the-art technology featuring functional safety according to IEC 61508 (up to SIL 3)

  • Uniform operating safety by design concepts for simple and safe operations

Applications

Tank level measurement

Overfilling a tank can not only prove costly, it can compromise trust and reputation. Accurate control of tank levels is vital, and yet requires highly sophisticated measuring technologies.

Tank level measurement
Our expertise in the field

Designed for accurate and reliable level control, our measurement portfolio enables complete control of hazardous substances and reduces risk of spillage:

  • Prevent overfill and ensure accurate fluid-level measurement with the Liquiphant Failsafe point level switch, complementing installed gauging systems

  • Enhance safety and efficiency with continuous self-monitoring, including smart proof-testing via push button without dismounting, and a proof test interval of up to 12 years

  • Leverage Micropilot 80GHz radar devices for continuous, safe and transparent non-contact measurement of liquids

Tank overfill protection

A faulty level gauge can fail to alert storage depot operators when a storage tank fills to a dangerously high level. An independent, automated overfill prevention system can reliably detect, indicate and prevent hazardous overflow of chemical or petrochemical storage systems.

Tank overfill protection
Our expertise in the field

Endress+Hauser offers intelligent and reliable systems for the monitoring of storage tanks and containers:

  • Save time with safe, simultaneous filling operations for multiple tanks

  • Increase tank capacity with reduced reaction times to shutdown

  • Reduce time and effort required for simultaneous fills using remote automated proof testing (16 tanks in less than 5 minutes)

Loading and unloading

The loading and unloading of petroleum, methanol and other hazardous materials is a complex and potentially dangerous operation, presenting fire and explosion risks in the immediate area.

Loading and unloading
Our expertise in the field

Our Coriolis measurement principle enables the safe loading of hazardous materials, providing more accurate and safer measurement when compared to volume flowmeters.

  • Guarantee compliance with legislation on trading transactions using our loading metering skids (LMS), designed and certified by the Measurement Instrument Directive (MID)

  • Reduce billing errors with high-performance Coriolis Promass meters

  • Lower pressure loss than with volume flowmeters

What you can do

Click through these process maps and learn in detail how you can increase safety for chemical containers in storage areas.

Storage & Transportation of chemicals overview ©Endress+Hauser

Protection throughout the entire supply chain

Storage of chemicals in tank - process map with parameters ©Endress+Hauser

It is good practice to separate continuous level measurement & overfill prevention functions into two distinct systems. You will reach safe & reliable level measurement with our Liquiphant Failsafe.

Overfill prevention system for a tank with chemicals -  process map with parameters ©Endress+Hauser

Safely monitor your tank and prevent hazardous overflow with an intelligent system that is able to operate by itself.

Loading and unloading of chemicals - process map with parameters ©Endress+Hauser

Reliable monitoring of your loading application thanks to Coriolis measurement principle.

Process map with parameters for custody transfer chemicals ©Endress+Hauser
Process map with parameters for filling and packaging chemicals ©Endress+Hauser

Benefits

Plant safety and productivity are critical topics that require a partner you can trust; one not interested in short-term profits but in developing sustainable relationships. With our 60+ years of experience, including a long history of industry firsts, we have grown with your sector. Our instruments and solutions are developed according to relevant safety standards, ensuring safe storage and transport of chemicals.

  • 17+ years

    of functional safety standard IEC 61508 (quality, safety and reliability) applied.

  • >90%

    of your time saved when proof testing the safety instrumented system with an automated overfill prevention system. Considering 4 hrs per tank using the conventional way.

  • >4.8 Mio.

    Vibronic point level switches installed in liquids world wide.

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