Rule out loading errors and unwanted product mix by guaranteeing a correct valve line-up.
Avoid loading errors and product contamination
Guaranteed valve line-ups for optimal protection against product handling incidents.
Incorrect valve line-ups cause errors during product transfer
Product transfer in tank terminals are complex procedures. Aligning the right tanks with the loading docks involves the operation of many valves. Mistakes in valve operation lead to loss of containment, spills and product contamination.
How to ensure correct valve line-ups?
Aligning valves requires the operation of many valves. Commonly these valves are manually operated and are not monitored in the control room.
By electronically monitoring and regulating the operation of your manual valves, you can ensure a correct line-up. You prevent errors leading to spills and contamination with all related costs and reputational damage.
The valve line-up system avoids errors
The valve line-up system ensures correct manual valve operations during loading and unloading.
Guaranteed right-first-time operation
With valve interlocks you guarantee that no valve is operated accidentally. They are only unlocked by uniquely coded keys. These keys are only released by the Key Management System upon authorisation by your Control System.
More reliable than full actuation
Our valve-line up system offers better security than complete valve actuation. Through their mechanical key principle, valve interlocks cannot be bypassed. Actuators can be operated in the field through their local controls, outside the control of the control room, bypassing their automated settings.
Compared to full automation, valve line-up systems are very cost effective. They involve relatively low hardware costs, require limited wiring and automation and need considerably less periodic maintenance.
In the tank storage industry, product contamination during product movements is a common issue. A leading tank storage company managed to avoid product contamination during cargo loading with a dedicated valve-line up system.