Cost Effective Weighing for Chemical Tanks

PureChem Services Canada design specialised production, stimulation and fracturing chemicals for oil and gas operators. To provide their products efficiently in a constantly evolving marketplace, the company needed to expand their Nisku operations. This expansion had to be both cost effective and provide flexibility for the future.

Avery Weigh-Tronix Canada provided a solution to PureChem’s requirements with intrinsically safe portable tank weighing systems.

After a consultative process with the customer, the team recommended 15ft x 10ft, 80,000kg portable axle scales. Each scale is long enough to allow space at each end for 10,000kg of test weights and to allow easy access to the load cells and mounts.

In line with the cost-effective aspect to the brief, the team also recommended checkerplate decks, which provide a flat mounting surface for flat bottom tanks and eliminates the need to engineer and fabricate a frame between the tank and the load cells.

Additionally, the scales have been installed on wooden rig mats which are supported on a compact gravel bed. This type of base is much less costly than a reinforced concrete pad or pilings and could be relocated easily if required.

The scales can be easily adapted for future use; tanks on legs can be mounted on the scales if the bridge capacity is lowered and the checkerplate deck is reinforced under each leg.

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