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Avoiding Floating Roof Storage Tank Incidents

Posted in Refining, Tank Gauging on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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Last year during the epic rains of Hurricane Harvey, more than 15 floating roof storage tanks in the Texas Gulf coast region failed during this record-setting storm. These failures resulted in a combined 3.1 million pounds of volatile chemicals being released into the atmosphere across the region, according to reports filed with the environmental agencies. […]

Monitoring for Hazards in Bulk Liquids Floating Roof Tanks

Posted in Tank Gauging on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. One comment so far
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I was alerted to a great new whitepaper about floating roof tank hazards and solutions by our Rosemount radar level measurement and tank gauging systems team including Emerson’s Per Skogberg. The whitepaper, by PEMY Consulting‘s Philip E. Myers, describes the types, fault modes, failure causes of storage tank floating roofs and available technologies to address […]

Continuous Floating Roof Tank Condition Monitoring

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. 5 comments so far
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Floating roofs are used on storage tanks to minimize vapor space between the top of the tank and the level of the liquid, typically a petroleum-based product, inside the tank. Per the External floating roof tank Wikipedia entry: The roof rises and falls with the liquid level in the tank. As opposed to a fixed […]

Remote and Continuous Tank Floating Roof Monitoring

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017. One comment so far
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As oil & gas supplies continue to exceed demand and the need to store crude oil, natural gas liquids and other petroleum-based products increases, storage tanks remain critical elements in the global supply chain. In a Tank Storage magazine article, Stay Afloat Using Radar Technology, Emerson’s Ulf Johannesson describes how radar technology is used to […]

Improving Safe Operations with Wireless Vibrating Fork Level Switches

Posted in Level on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016. One comment so far
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Level measurements can be some of the most important measurements for the safe operations of applications such as tank farms, boilers, pump control and more. Level measurement is a key part of monitoring and control strategies as well as safety instrumented functions. In a Process Worldwide article, How Wireless Vibrating Fork Frequency Monitoring Improves Process […]