The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updated regulatory requirements for aviation fill stands (fuel racks) and refuelers (tank trucks) to improve safety for operators, reduce risks of environmental release (fuel spills), and eliminate liability incidents such as fires or human injury. These facility upgrades, which must be completed by June 2021, will be enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration, fire marshals, local airport authorities, and/or insurance companies. Scully offers a variety of industry-leading solutions and a consultative approach for overfill prevention, bonding, and deadman control. Chief among these is the Intellitrol®2, which provides a user-friendly, all-in-one solution for safe, efficient operations.
Minimizing Downtime While Improving Terminal Loading Safety & Efficiency
A major terminal in Belfast had pre-EN standard terminal loading equipment that was no longer supported, making parts obsolete in the event of failure. The subsequent resolution would require closing the terminal bays while awaiting replacement fittings. The challenge was to make the necessary changes without impacting business and replacing the old system, while minimizing disruption on many levels. An experienced Scully engineer commissioned seven new Intellitrol®2 systems, ensuring timely installation and minimal downtime of each bay.
Sulphuric Acid Loading Applications for Railcars
A major Canadian natural resources company sought to reduce operator exposure to acid mist during sulphuric acid loading into railcars for transport. The company had no automated process to avoid overfills and protect from spills, potentially exposing operator on the loading platform to sulphuric acid while loading into railcars. For extra loading safety, Scully offered the ST-15 Overfill Prevention Control Unit and portable Cane Sensor for top-loading spill protection.
Meeting Terminal Requirements for Fuel Loading in Ex environments
The ATEX Directive (ATEX) sets out the minimum safety requirements for equipment used in explosive atmospheres. However, it does not assess the safety function of the system. The latest revision of BS EN13922:2020 now requires safety-critical components, such as overfill prevention sensors and loading gantry control monitors, to meet a minimum of safety integrity level 1 (SIL 1) according to IEC 61508 functional safety standard. It requires only self-declaration by the manufacturer, with no independent certification. Learn about the challenges of meeting these requirements—and the solutions available to you.