Special Material Requirements
Where most of our tanker loading skids are built using standard carbon steel pipework, different fluids can call for uprated materials. We commonly use stainless steel pipework that withstands the more corrosive liquids, while carbon steel is used for higher pressures that can be found in high speed loading. For situations where the fluid is especially corrosive, a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) lining is often more suitable.
We can work with tight temperature requirement windows, maintaining designated temperatures from -100°C to +500°C allowing materials such as bitumen to be loaded without cooling and hardening. As with our metering options, we can specify materials to a customer or liquid requirements and can advise on the most suitable choices based on application.
Sensor and Safety Integrations
When designing a special application skid we have the ability to add advanced sensor and safety controls into the system. Systems such as static build-up monitoring, earth grounding verification, overfill prevention sensors, and positional sensors all help to keep workers safe. Our outstanding safety record over the last 30+ years comes from our dedication to system design that keeps both the operator and the equipment safe at all times.
Tied to these considerations are the connections between the process skid and the tanker – while standard flanged, screwed or cam and groove fittings can be used, we also offer a range of dry disconnect fittings. Commonly used when transferring liquids that are hazardous to health or the environment, these fittings provide an entirely sealed process to maximise safety.
All of our equipment is manufactured to relevant European standards, such as ASME 31.1B for pipework. ATEX approval is also available where required by clients.
Chemical & Special Project Loading Skids
For our chemical and special application fuel loading skids, we take the unrivalled knowledge gained through developing our petroleum loading systems and customise it to meet the specific needs of the customer. Most commonly used when loading highly corrosive or volatile liquids, our special application skids can also be configured for other liquids and beverage applications, or situations where fluids are not naturally suited to standard loading processes.
Custom Metering Technology – Our special application fuel loading systems use various types of metering technology that suit the customers’ requirement and liquid compatibility most closely.
Depending on the fluid being transferred, common metering technologies used include mass flow meters (also known as Inertial or Coriolis flow meters), magnetic or mag flow meters and turbine meters. The chosen metering technology is either determined by the client specification, or by the specific fluid that is being measured. If you don’t have a prescribed metering method, IFC Inflow can advise on the most accurate, appropriate and effective method for your situation.