EMCO WHEATON REWRITES THE BOOK ON BULK FLUID TRANSFER
1 March 2016
Emco Wheaton is poised to change the face of the bulk fluid transfer industry with the launch of two new products, the EW Selector and the Combi-Cabinet. They have been designed 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 the vehicle in order to operate the system. Going forward, all the controls are at hand and following extensive field trials, client feedback has been impressive.
Driver Coach, Bobby Blaire, based out of BP’s Grangemouth Terminal, has been trialling the equipment and is happy with the additional safety the EW Selector offers. He said: “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”
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. Equally important, both can work hand in hand or as part of other current systems.
The EW Selector is a unique new piece of equipment that 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. 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 centralizing controls in one interface which in turn maximizes space and minimizing 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 VP/GM Michael O’Neil. “A key part of any successful development effort is Voice of the Customer. That was certainly true on this project and the feedback and input we received from our customers has definitely helped guide our efforts. We always strive to meet the needs of the industry and these new products serve to prove that point,” he added.
Tank truck systems form a vital part of the Emco Wheaton equipment range for the builders and operators of road tankers. These new components are designed to operate reliably in hazardous conditions, ensuring that liquid is delivered without spillage or contamination, at all times protecting the driver and the environment.
Emco Wheaton exists to meet its clients’ growing need to sustainably transfer oil, gas and chemicals and by providing innovative and safer solutions at an affordable price. Our engineering ingenuity has one again been confirmed with the arrival of the EW Selector and the Combi-cabinet which will allow for larger and more profitable payloads.
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