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Endress+Hauser: Award-winning push button safety at an oil terminal in Fujairah (UAE)

Nov 20 2018

In the heart of the Emirate of Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman, the IL&FS Group operates the state-of-the-art independent oil storage terminal IPTF with 14 product tanks and a combined current capacity of more than 330,000 cubic meters.

Because of their strong commitment to safety, IL&FS relies on the independent, automatic and fail-safe Overfill Prevention System from Endress+Hauser to avert the type of overfill accidents that have repeatedly afflicted the industry.

Before the solution was installed, employees had to climb onto the tanks and dip a sensor into the oil to simulate an alarm. Now, the 14 tanks are tested in less than five minutes at the push of a button. Industry experts are impressed by the system as well. The facility recently received the ‘Safe and Secure Port - Terminal of the Year 2017’ certificate issued by the Global Ports Forum.

The system is fully certification in accordance with API 2350 and IEC 61511 SIL. It performs prescribed function proof tests in specific intervals on all instruments in the system chain, from the sensors to the alarm devices.

The IPTF terminal is equipped to handle various grades of refined petroleum products, both black and white oils. After further expansion the overall capacity of the terminal will be more than 780,000 cubic meters.

Learn more about Endress+Hauser’s automated overfill prevention system or download the brochure “Overfill Prevention System: Safe and reliable prevention of hazardous overflow in tanks”

Looking for process automation peace of mind and better efficiency in all your storage and distribution areas? You’re in safe hands with our accurate solutions - from reliable gauging, custody and bunker metering, overfill prevention in storage tanks, to terminal automation systems for all applications.

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