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Storage Focus

November 6, 2007

Hazmat Storage Buildings
These hazmat storage buildings provide safe chemical storage and secondary spill containment. They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, with nonrated, insulated, and fire-rated models available in 5- to 96-drum capacities. The buildings meet current EPA, OSHA, and NFPA standards, and are FM approved. Spill-containment pallets are also available. Constructed of durable, high-quality, high-strength steel, the storage buildings are designed to enhance worker safety, reduce potential liability, and comply with
regulations.
Environmental Products Inc., Sheffield Village, OH 440-934-2180 www.benkoproducts.com

Silo Switches
This line of silo switches is designed specifically for powders, pellets, and granular materials that form a cone when the vessel is filled from the top. They are available in styles to suit multilevel indication and are offered with a cable or AMP Super-Seal plug-style connection. Maximum standard switching voltage is 48 V with N/O or N/C contact styles available. The switches are housed in rugged polyamide with operating temperature ranging from –13° to 167°F.
Elobau Sensor Technology Inc., Lake Bluff, IL 874-615-0828 www.elobau-st.com

Tank Cleaning
This company offers automated tank-cleaning products that can reportedly save users tens of thousands of dollars annually in reduced downtime and reduced labor. Included are motor-driven tank washers, fluid-driven tank washing nozzles, and fixed tank washing nozzles. Tank-cleaning accessories such as strainers, flanges, and lances, which can maximize cleaning effectiveness, are also available, as are turnkey tank-cleaning systems.
Spraying Systems Co., Wheaton, IL 630-665-5000 www.spray.com

Storage Tanks
The one-piece construction of these storage tanks provides strength, integrity, and performance as well as easy on-site installation. Depending on specific application needs, tanks can be constructed from carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or any of several special alloys. Tank sizes range up to 15 ft in diameter, holding 10,000 cu ft or 75,000 gal. Tanks feature the company’s Polane Urethane Protection Process finishes.
Imperial Industries Inc., Wausau, WI 800-558-2945 www.imperialind.com

Custom-Built Silos
This company manufactures silos to customer specifications for applications in plastics, food processing, agricultural, chemical, and petrochemical industries. Silos are skirt, leg, or gusset supported in configurations up to 16 ft in diameter and heights of over 100 ft. One-piece construction in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, aluminum, and carbon steel, minimizes field
assembly and installation time.
Pittsburgh Tank Corp., Monongahela, PA 724-258-0200 www.pghtank.com

Inventory Management of Silos
The SiloTrack V3.5 inventory management system provides graphic display of material levels in silos, alarm capability, direct vendor alerts via e-mail, or direct-remote monitoring. Mul­tiple persons within a facility and even at other company locations will know how much material is in a facility’s silos quickly and easily. Whether a company stores plastic, cement, fly ash, flour, kaolin, bauxite, sand, silica, coffee beans, or other bulk solid materials, with SiloTrack inventory management systems, the customer gets a choice of level-measurement sensor technologies, including SiloPatrol—a state-of-the-art weight
and cable device—or Flexar-guided wave radar sensors.
Monitor Technologies LLC, Elburn, IL 800-766-6486 www.monitortech.com

Flat-Panel Tank
The FP (flat panel) tank is a bolted storage tank for storing dry bulk materials. It features a smooth-wall interior (no interior ledges), exact manufacturing tolerances, and a highly rated powder coat process. Field installation is accomplished utilizing a synchronized, hydraulic jacking process that allows field crews to install tanks at grade level. The process has received high industry ratings for quality control and safety in the field.
BOSS Tank, Oswego, KS 620-795-2143 www.bosstank.com