- Custom Metering Technology – The metering technology used on a standard petroleum skid is often inappropriate for other liquids. On our Special Application Skids we can run various types of metering that suits the customer requirement more closely. Depending on the fluid being transferred we frequently use Mass Flowmeters (also known as Inertial or Coriolis flow meters), Magnetic Flow Meters, Turbine Meters and V-Cone Meters. The chosen metering technology is either determined by the client specification, or by the specific fluid that is being measured. If you donﾒt have a proscribed metering method, IFC Inflow can advise on the most accurate, appropriate and effective method for your situation.
- Special Material Requirements – Where most of our loading skids are built using standardised stainless steel pipework, different fluids can call for uprated materials. We commonly deploy Carbon Steel pipework that withstands the higher pressures that are found in high speed loading. For situations where the fluid is especially corrosive a Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE lining is often more suitable. We can also work with tight temperature requirement windows, maintaining designated temperatures from -50oC to +500oC allowing materials such as bitumen to be loaded without cooling and hardening. As with our metering decisions, we can specify materials to a customer specification, or we can advise on the most suitable choices based on application.
Sensor & Safety Integrations
When designing a Special Application Skid you have the ability to add advanced sensor and safety controls into the system. Adding systems such as Static Build-up monitoring, Earth Grounding Verification, Overfill Prevention Sensors and Positional Sensors all help to keep your workers safe. Our outstanding safety record over the last 35 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 that are used on the loading pipes ﾖ while standard flanged, screwed or cam & 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.