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New York Terminals installs Emerson automated tank gauging system

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New York Terminals (NYT), which operates a bulk liquid storage facility in the New York/New Jersey harbour area, has installed an automated tank gauging solution from Emerson to prevent overfill and optimise operations.

The Rosemount 5900S, which includes radar level gauges, temperature measurement and a SIL 2-rated overfill prevention system, 2-in-1 radar level gauges, temperature measurement and a SIL 2-rated overfill prevention system, is being used by NYT to enhance operational safety, improve tank utilisation, make faster transfers, minimise manual work, and ensure 24/7 online availability of accurate and reliable tank data.

The waterfront terminal stores diesel, lubricant oil, acids, chemicals, and biofuels in 39 aboveground tanks. Loading and unloading is made by rail, truck, or marine vessels.

“Safety is our number one priority at NYT, especially as our terminal is located 20 ft from the water in the New York metropolitan area. Therefore, we continue to invest in the latest overfill prevention solutions that help to minimise risk,” explained Craig Royston, General Manager of NYT. “With its SIL 2 capability and global safety approvals, Emerson’s Rosemount 5900S two-in-one technology enables us to not just comply with the current regulatory requirements and guidelines, but to stay ahead of the curve.”

“Because radar tank gauging keeps workers off the tank roof and ladders, their personal safety has significantly increased, since climbing tanks can be risky,” Royston added. “In addition to this enhanced safety, we have also experienced significant productivity improvements with the automated tank gauging system. Now we load at least 15% faster, and we can utilise more tank space by raising our maximum fill levels, therefore increasing operational efficiency.”

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