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Consider robust tank overfill prevention and independent alarm and gauging systems

02.01.2014  |  Myers, P. E.,  PEMY Consulting , Pleasant Hill, California

Keywords: [tank overfills] [tank receiving operations] [automated overfill protection systems] [NFPA] [operators] [tank level gauges] [alarms] [overfill prevention]

Elimination of tank overfills is a significant problem for the petroleum industry. Since most tank receiving operations are manual, the operators rely heavily on tank level gauges and alarms for overfill prevention. Tracing the historical development of tank gauging and alarm systems provides insight into why independence is so important. This history is interwoven with interpretations, insights and guidance about applying independence in an appropriate context to overfill prevention systems. A discussion on future trends in instrumentation systems for tank overfill protection is also considered here.

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