The system includes instruments to measure tank level volume, temperature and pressure—plus software to track and manage an entire tank farm’s inventory and custody transfer operations.
Endress+Hauser introduces the Tank Gauging Platform, a complete monitoring and inventory control system for tank farms and terminals in the chemical, oil & gas, refining and similar industries where large amounts of liquid or solid materials are acquired, stored and transferred.
The Tank Gauging Platform includes all the tank gauging instruments needed to provide high accuracy level, volume, temperature and pressure. The tank gauging instruments are developed according to international metrology recommendations such as OIML R85 and API MPMS, qualifying the devices to be components of certified systems for custody transfer. For example, servo and radar level instruments are accurate to 1/32 in. (0.5mm), suitable for custody transfer. Local and country-specific certifications such as NMi or PTB are also available to meet the specific requirements of tank farms or terminals.
For process safety system applications, all instruments are designed according to IEC 61508 and are certified SIL2/SIL3 capable.
To meet the various communication needs of tank farms and inventory managing systems worldwide, the tank gauging instruments are available with Modbus 485, Profibus DP-V1 and 4-20mA HART two-way digital communication links, enabling integration into any tank gauging or inventory management system.
The tank farm monitoring instruments will work with most any vendor’s inventory management software or control system, but Endress+Hauser also offers a full line of tank farm and terminal management software, called Tank Vision and Terminal Vision which includes:
All systems offer freedom of choice, which means they are fully customizable to provide as little or as much information, controls and monitors needed to meet a customer’s exact requirements, including engineering, design, installation and service.
Tank Gauging Instrumentation
The primary instrumentation developed for the Tank Gaging Platform system includes:
In addition to these specialized instruments, Endress+Hauser offers a complete line of pressure, temperature, flow and analytical instruments suitable for use in tank farms and other applications.
For more detailed information on the Tank Gaging Platform, visit www.us.endress.com/tank-gauging-solution
Endress+Hauser is one of the largest instrument manufacturers in the United States’ industrial automation industry – specializing in automation solutions for the Chemical, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Water and Wastewater, Life Sciences, Power and Energy, Primaries, and Pulp and Paper Industries. Endress+Hauser, a Switzerland based company, first began operations in the U.S. in 1970. Since that time, Endress+Hauser has continued to invest in its U.S. operations - investing an average of 10% of its annual revenue into its infrastructure.
For more information, visit www.us.endress.com.
SOURCE: Endress+Hauser, Inc.