Tank Truck Loading


Tank truck loading occurs in multiple applications: refineries, fuel terminals, chemical plants. Until proper grounding was taken as a countermeasure, static discharge was one other most important reasons for fires and explosions.


Typical risks

Typical features for tanks truck loading are:

  • Spill fires are to be expected To be monitored are valves, pumps, spill pipes.
  • Open fires are to be expected.
  • Static electricity and lightning can act as an ignition source.


Typical requirements

  • The tank truck itself acts as an obstructing object for the detection
  • Often a combination of flame detection and a stationary extinguishing installation are mounted.


Detector choice: recommended IR3 or UV/IR Flame Detectors.