Environmental Health & Safety

Endress+Hauser Publishes Tank Protection White Paper

By Chemical Processing staff

Mar 26, 2014

Leaking or overfilled tanks containing chemicals, fuel oil, sewage or hazardous materials can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars in fines and lawsuits. For example, a recent leak of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol at Freedom Industries in Charleston, W.Va., resulted in 31 lawsuits and the company filing for bankruptcy.

With a few precautions and a relatively minor investment, this event could have been identified early on, and action could have been taken to mitigate the leak and its destructive after effects.

Instrumentation exists that will monitor the contents of a vessel and provide an alarm in the event of a leak or overfill event. This white paper describes instrumentation and controls that companies need to install on their tanks and vessels.

To view the paper, click here.