Emerson Process Management introduces the Raptor tank gauging system based on scalable open technology and designed for refineries or bulk liquid storage plants.
Raptor’s future-proof technology helps refineries and bulk liquid storage plants handle the ever increasing demands on efficiency, safety and accuracy.
The new Raptor tank gauging system can be easily installed and its scalable technology offers excellent flexibility for the long term.
Unique safety and redundancy features
The Raptor tank gauging system incorporates new safety technologies to help protect plant assets, the environment and human lives.
The system consists of a unique 2-in-1 functionality with two independent gauges in a single enclosure, providing SIL 3 safety for overfill prevention.
The tank gauging system also offers several dual redundant configurations to suit individual tank safety requirements.
New level of net volume accuracy
Built around a new line of 0.5mm precision radar level gauges and ultra stable temperature transmitters with 3-wire or 4-wire multiple spot sensors, the tank gauging system offers high precision in net volume calculations for custody transfer and inventory management.
The highly flexible system allows integration of equipment such as pressure and water bottom measurement sensors in addition to operator interface software.
Superior plant efficiency can be achieved through access to reliable and accurate tank content information in real-time, allowing operators to handle more tanks, fill the tanks higher and better utilise the storage capacity.
Large installation savings
Designed to reduce installation costs substantially, the Raptor tank gauging system features a bus-powered 2-wire Tankbus based on self-configuring FOUNDATION fieldbus technology, allowing easy start-up and integration of all system units.
The tank units are intrinsically safe, eliminating the requirement for expensive cable conduits. Communication to the control room can be made using Modbus over most existing cabling, or using other fieldbus standards.
For tank farms fitted with gauging systems based on older technology, Raptor tank gauging systems can be added to their existing systems using the same cabling and control room infrastructure.
Smart wireless tank gauging systems
Emerson’s Smart Wireless functionality is integrated with the Raptor tank gauging system, eliminating the need for long distance signal wiring.
This is especially useful in situations when no suitable ground cabling is available for crossing roads or when ground conditions make cabling expensive.
Wireless communication can also be used as a redundant and independent communication path alongside traditional wired communication.
Global leader in high precision tank gauging
Emerson’s Rosemount Tank Gauging is the world market leader in systems for high precision tank gauging designed for refineries and bulk liquid storage plants.
The tank gauging systems are installed on all types of storage tanks including fixed roof and floating roof tanks.
Incorporating the drip-off antenna concept, the tank gauging system can be used in virtually any liquid ranging from light products such as LPG, LNG and gasoline to crude oils and asphalt.