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Safety at the push of a button

In the heart of the Emirate of Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman, the IL&FS Group operates the state-of-the-art independent oil storage terminal IPTF. The youngest terminal in Fujairah became operational in the fastest possible time. With 14 product tanks with a combined capacity of more than 330,000 cubic meters, the terminal is equipped to handle various grades of refined petroleum products, both black and white oils. Because of their focus on safety, IL&FS relies on the independent, automatic and fail-safe Overfill Prevention System from Endress+Hauser to avert hazardous situations arising from tank overspills. The system has third-party certification in accordance with the current standards for these types of facilities (API 2350 and IEC 61511 SIL). It performs prescribed function proof tests in specific intervals on all instruments in the system chain, from the sensors to the alarm devices. Before the solution was installed, employees had to climb onto the tanks and dip a sensor into the oil to simulate an alarm. Now, the 14 tanks are tested in less than five minutes at the push of a button. Industry experts are impressed by the system as well. The facility recently received the ‘Safe and Secure Port – Terminal of the Year 2017’ certificate issued by the Global Ports Forum.

In the heart of the Emirate of Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman, the IL&FS Group operates the state-of-the-art independent oil storage terminal IPTF.

Trailblazer: An automation solution from Endress+Hauser keeps the tanks from overfilling.

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