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Innovation at Tank Storage Germany

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Tank Storage Germany is to be used as a platform for many of the 80+ leading international exhibitors to launch new products into the market. The inaugural event, dedicated specifically for the German market, takes place on 19 – 20 November at Schuppen 52, Hamburg and has attracted exhibitors from across the supply chains. Some of the launches taking place at the show are outlined below:

Inventure Technologies

Inventure Technologies is launching its new RBIT360° tank integrity software, which allows storage of all tank data, such as history, measurements and specifications in one place. The RBIT360° also evaluates all tank components indentifying failure modes and degradation mechanisms. Using the software, the integrity and reliability of tanks is controlled, ensuring all tanks are in compliance. This can then be demonstrated to the relevant authorities.

Fort Vale Engineering

Fort Vale Engineering will launch a new safety feature, which it has added to its 4 in. Safeload semi automatic petroleum bottom loading coupler. The body housing now incorporates a rubber ‘bumper ring’ around its circumference which increase the security of the interlock by limiting the severity of shock loads transmitted thought the body casting.


SafeRack will unveil its new Erectastep system at the show. It is a modular platform and stair system, which bolts together, with no additional fabrication required. The system is manufactured using robotic technology, provides unlimited configurations that are expandable and can be reused with ease.


For those looking for the newest degassing technology, SIS GmbH is exhibiting its range of mobile combustion chambers. The chambers are intended for degassing Al product tanks, ships and pipeline systems and plant systems on site. The degassing process is compliant with TA-Luft and measurement can be conducted online during the process.


Endegs is exhibiting its solutions for volatile organic compounds emission control and other hazardous air pollutants problems. These can be used during maintenance activities, loading applications or as a back up of as engines and customized solutions in refinery, tank storage, ports and pipelines.

Toptech Systems

Toptech Systems is presenting the latest version of firmware for its MultiLoad II. This includes features not seen in Europe before, such as enhanced security via encrypted SSL communication to terminal automation systems. The update also includes new features such as pressure control, more ways to record flow rates, a new configuration report, FCM report, transaction report and a SD-Card formatter.

Wolf Safety

Wolf Safety is showing its range of temporary ATEX Zone 1 Certified lighting used by terminal operators, tank cleaning contractors and maintenance engineers worldwide. The low voltage LinkExTM Tank Lighting Kits (LED, fluorescent and emergency) are designed for use in confined storage tank spaces and offer maximum flexibility in terms of ambient and task lighting configurations and positioning and protection accessories. The ranges are lightweight, easy to set up and highly portable, providing efficient power consumption with high light output.

Scully Signal Company

Scully Signal Company will be highlighting its latest ranges including the SIL2 rated ST-15WX Storage Tank Overfill Prevention System. It is the latest in electronic spill prevention and grounding equipment for storage and terminal operations, providing separate and independent point level technology to meet industry regulations with a choice of multiple customer configured points per tank. Scully’s patented Dynacheck® circuitry monitors the entire system including sensors, wiring, controller, connector and electronics, 30 times/sec, for any wet sensor or system fault. Malfunctions or failures within the system send a signal to activate an alarm and signal the appropriate pump or valve shut down.

T.D. Williamson Pigging Technology

This company will be using Tank Storage Germany to promote its D-2000 closures and its Real Seal cups. The D-2000 closures, which are now available in EN-code, provide quick access to pipeline systems and include failsafe. The Real Seal cups last 3 times longer than previous ranges, ensuring far better sealing, while severely reducing product contamination.

Kanon Loading Equipment

Kanon loading is focusing on its LNG marine loading arms, which will increase the efficiency of loading precesures, by lowering purchase costs and almost negligible cost of ownership. The zero maintenance design allows 100% uptime, which is not effected by regular maintenance.

The Tank Storage Germany 2014 exhibition runs alongside a two day conference programme, which boasts 20 leading authorities from the bulk storage sector. Experts from companies such as Vopak, The Logical Group, Simon Storage, Tanquid, Emerson and Oiltanking will share best practice, review forecasts, and discuss how to make the most of opportunities and overcome industry challenges.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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