Preventing Overfill Spill in Solvent Tanks

The Problem

When solvent storage and day tanks are overfilled, this can result in considerable clean up costs, fines, lost material and process down time. Solvent spills put plant personnel at risk of injury and even death, and overfilled flammable materials put the plant and surrounding area at increased fire risk.

Additionally, ongoing overfill incidents can cause local authorities to impose strict requirements on facilities, potentially even closing them down if the issue is not addressed.


The Solution

Drexelbrook’s Intellipoint RF Admittance High Level alarm has been specifically developed to help prevent overfilling. It automatically function-checks itself three times a second, making sure that it will work properly in the event of an actual, high-level emergency situation.

The instrument can calibrate itself automatically when power is applied and its Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) has been calculated to be over 285 years. Not only that, but the Intellipoint loop powered model has been tested by and has been certified SIL2 to IEC61508-2.

Other Solutions

Other solutions to help avoid incidents of overfilling include mix tanks, low level alarms, sump levels, waste, day tanks, acrylic levels, floor drain levels and pump protection.

Typical Uses

Drexelbrook’s Intellipoint RF Admittance High Level alarm is particularly useful in applications and areas such as overfill protection, inventory management, waste management, regulatory compliance, continuous level control and point level control.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Drexelbrook.

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