Emco Wheaton selector and cabinet increase safety in bulk fluid transfer
Emco Wheaton has launched of two new products, the EW Selector and the Combi-Cabinet, to make the process of delivering bulk liquids safer, quicker, and more effective.
With the selector and cabinet, operators will no longer have to travel along the API envelope of a vehicle in order to operate the system as all the controls are at hand.
Driver coach Bobby Blair, based out of BP's Grangemouth Terminal, has been trialling the equipment and is happy with the additional safety the EW Selector offers.
“If there's a failure you are right at the point of control and it's much safer. You can visualise and see what you're doing every step of the way. From a control perspective, it's much better," said Blair.
Both the EW Selector and the Combi-Cabinet were designed to be retrofitted onto tankers already in the field or provided as part of a new tanker system.
Both products can also work hand in hand or as part of other current systems.
The EW Selector is fixed directly above each loading or discharging adaptor, allowing the operator to quickly, simply, and with reduced risk of error select the product to be delivered without the need to move away from the tanker API envelope.
It includes a compartment product grade selector which is able to indicate up to 10 different fluids, and the solid-state modular control valve has been designed to operate individually or modularly as part of a pneumatic control system.
The compact design of the Combi-Cabinet removes the need for large additional control cabinets fitted upstream of the tanker by centralising controls in one interface, which in turn maximises space and minimises weight.
With all the connections consolidated in one place, this integrated system reduces the need for complicated pneumatics and overfill prevention system looms in separate locations, allowing ease of access and safer operation.
"The convenience of having the control at the API adaptor along with the product grade selector will give operators more confidence in controlling deliveries," said Emco Wheaton's vice president and general manager Michael O'Neil.