The smart way to overfill prevention

The smart way to overfill prevention

Learn more about the smart integration of overfill prevention in truck loading control systems in our latest article.

Bottom loading of tank trucks for supplying e.g. petrol stations or aviation fuel depots is a well proven and efficient technology for over 50 years now. It enables rapid filling with typically 2300 l/min of different fuel products into separate compartments at the same time, increases work safety for truck drivers and protects the environment by its prescribed vapour recovery system.

As the overfill prevention system for fuel tank vehicles relies on the safe interaction of the components installed on the tank truck, the stationary control unit and the subsequent control to interrupt the product flow, all system components such as level sensors, connectors and the control unit are specified in standards and regulations. Initially this technology was standardised in the API RP 1004 recommendation and got further detailed in international regulations and standards, e.g. European Directive 94/63/EC and CENELEC standard EN 13922. These standards shall lead to a reliable and secure interoperability of all system components and are commonly applicated in daily practice.

In our latest technical article, which you can find in the current issue of Tanks & Terminals Magazin, our overfill prevention expert Andreas Brückner explores the following topics:

  • Basic overfill prevention for bottom loading vehicles
  • Enhanced features of modern overfill prevention controller based on case scenarios
  • Variations of truck-side equipment
  • A new way of overfill prevention

Read the whole article here.

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