These systems are individually tailored to meet the requirements of the application and provide the 'best engineered solution'. They are used by oil companies such as Total, Shell, Nynas and BP, whilst being designed in collaboration with associations such as the Refined Bitumen
The systems are available in a wide array of configurations with Hycontrol being one of the only level measurement companies to design, build, supply, install and service the complete system.
An overspill of any product whether liquid or solid, can be a potential hazard but if it is a particular aggressive product such as hot bitumen or acid the consequences could be fatal! For these types of applications an independent high-level safety alarm is essential at the top of the tank.
Health & Safety objectives are evolving every year and continuously trying to improve site safety with the introduction of many new guidelines such as regular instrument tests and a reduction in the requirement to have to climb to the tops of tanks and silos. Therefore instrumentation which is normally mounted at the top of the tank, such as high-level alarms, has had to be improved in order to conform with these safety objectives. Testing of high-level alarms from the bottom of the tank to ground level is an essential requirement for switches on these critical level applications.
Hycontrol have tackled this problem with both feet firmly on the ground. Their wide range of high level switches have the facility to be connected to a test switch or panel mounted at the bottom of the tank or silo and thus allow the high-level alarms to be tested without the need to climb to the top of silos to carry out a physical test of high-level switch.