tank farm operator Articles

  • Wireless valve control – a ‘perfect fit’ for tank farm automation

    During construction, MMLP decided to upgrade and introduce the capability to handle a second product. This necessitated the requirement of isolating the tanks to avoid cross-contamination. To achieve this, MMLP chose Rotork’s electric valve actuation system under centralised control. The Rotork system incorporates all appropriate interlocks which safeguard the integrity of the terminal ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Wireless valve control – a “perfect fit” for tank farm automation - Case Study

    Overview Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) is a publicly traded limited partnership with primary business lines focused on terminalling, storage, processing and packaging services for petroleum products and byproducts encompassing natural gas liquids storage, marketing and distribution services and natural gas storage, sulphur and sulphur-based products processing, manufacturing, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms - Case Study

    Following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, an extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee has resulted in the introduction of failsafe actuators for critical tank farm applications. These valves, known as ROSOV (Remote Operated Shut-off Valves), now provide tank overfill protection at the majority of storage facilities owned by the Indian oil industry. ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Electro-hydraulic actuation delivers the solution for remote operated shut-off valves

    An extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee in India, following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, has resulted in the introduction of electro-hydraulic failsafe actuators for critical tank farm Emergency Shutdown (ESD) applications. These valves, known as ROSOV (Remote Operated Shut-off Valves), now provide tank overfill protection at the majority of ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study

    Overview Since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in 2005, much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident should not happen again. Led by COMAH (Competent Authority/Industry Standards Task Group), safeguards have been put in place by the petroleum industry to provide additional safety and environmental protection to tank storage installations. Endorsing the ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Sea water treatment for shrimp farming - Case Study

    Global demand for seafood remains high, yet farming shrimps in aquaculture is a tricky business. Disinfection and desalination systems significantly improve the water quality in the breeding tanks, thereby improving the shrimp survival rate. Task Aquaculture - a growth market Shrimps are a popular delicacy, especially in Europe and the USA. According to the ...


    By ProMinent GmbH

  • Keeping Tanks Online and Divers Out of the Water

    Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction brings piece of mind to customers with regular and efficient mini remotely operated vehicle inspections Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction (HSAC) is a commercial diving company based in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Operating since 1994, HSAC recently added a Deep Trekker mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to their team to improve potable water ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Treatment of farm dairy effluent with hybrid upflow multilayer bioreactor and activated sludge module

    Biological removal of nitrogen and carbon from farm dairy effluent (FDE) was studied with two laboratory-scale systems following nitrification and denitrification processes. Each system consisted of an upflow multilayer bioreactor (UMBR) as a pre-denitrification unit, an aeration tank (AT) as nitrification unit and a secondary clarifier. The optimization of two operational variables, total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Which Is Better For Remote Tank Level Monitoring – Cellular or Satellite?

    It’s a question as old as the Internet. Cellular and Satellite communications have been battling it out for a couple of decades now – which in today’s world of lightning fast technological advancement feels like an eternity. Will one ever supplant the other? Is there a king of communications for remote monitoring technology out there? Well, sorry to disappoint so soon, but in ...

  • Assessment of the technological reliability of a hybrid constructed wetland for wastewater treatment in a mountain eco-tourist farm in Poland

    The aim of the present study was to assess the technological reliability of a domestic hybrid wastewater treatment installation consisting of a classic three-chambered (volume 6 m3) septic tank, a vertical flow trickling bed filled with granules of a calcinated clay material (KERAMZYT), a special wetland bed constructed on a slope, and a permeable pond used as a receiver. The test treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • KTC EDIBLES - Case Study

    DAF system to separate oils from their effluent was unsuccessful. Thus, meeting compliance was a challenge. Off-spec oily water was tank-farmed which had become unmanageable. Discharge limit of 1000 mg/l COD was often exceeded by a factor of 4-5 times. The Water Authority was scheduled to terminate discharge if no solution presented. The effluent from five sources was piped to a centralized ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

  • Wired or Wireless? Remote Tank Level Monitoring Nuts & Bolts

    When it comes to picking a level sensor for remote tank monitoring you have an important choice to make: do you get a level sensor that uses a wired Ethernet connection or one with a self-contained cellular connection? As everything seems to be headed towards wireless these days, the knee-jerk response would be to buy the cellular sensor. It may be a good choice if conditions are ideal, but it's ...

  • Financing an anaerobic digester

    LENDERS are generally well disposed to projects that diversify revenues while lowering costs and mitigating risks. Add a ready source of equity and you are well on the way toward financing a project that is a win-win proposition for the lender and the project developer. Such is the case with the anaerobic digester project at Geerlings Hillside Farm (GHF). The Geerlings's 8,000-head hog farm is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • GTI Supplies Innovative Cover for Waste-to-Energy Digester

    The Customer: LaForge Bioenvironmental operates a waste-to-energy facility in a northwest farming community of New Brunswick, Canada. The system is located on a 1,000 acre (405 hectare) mixed farming operation, which includes the LaForge Holsteins dairy. LaForge planned to expand its 500kW combined heat and power (CHP) system to more than double the capacity by converting an existing holding ...

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Steven Sell, Biologist & Application Engineer Wednesdays August 27, 2014 ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Solving a messy problem: Covering wastewater treatment in Halton region Ontario, Canada case study

    The Regional Municipality of Halton or Halton Region is located in Southern Ontario, part of the greater Toronto area. Halton owns and operates seven wastewater treatment plants for four Ontario cities in its jurisdiction. These plants are designed to treat wastewater from homes and businesses turning the effluents into biosolids. Turning waste into food requires a process that starts with the ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • Assessment of the impact of an unconfined vapour cloud explosion at a major hazard facility in Melbourne close to a large proposed housing development

    An increasing problem in Australia is the encroachment of residential areas into former industrial zones near to operational Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs). The consequences of scenarios such as unexpected UVCE or Unconfined Vapour Cloud Deflagration (UVCD) events can be catastrophic with significant loss of life and extensive property damage. They follow from the formation of clouds of gases and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rotork is ‘one-stop actuation shop’ for storage tank expansion project - Case Study

    Overview Rotork has demonstrated its ability to be a one-stop shop for valve actuation products and services for an oil storage tank expansion project in Holland. Rotork's activities have encompassed the supply of intelligent electric actuators for isolating, modulating and failsafe valves, digital control systems, valve gearboxes, valve adaptation, workshop motorisation, on-site ...


    By Rotork plc

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