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22.07.2019 Protecting silos from overpressure during filling

Hycontrol, Redditch, UK, has launches the SHIELD Lite SPS, two years after introducing the novel SHIELD silo protection system, which protects powder storage silos from the dangers caused by excessive pressure during tanker deliveries. Utilising purpose-designed, state-of-the-art pressure monitoring and control equipment, SHIELD Lite has been designed to meet and exceed best engineering practice and current guidance from the UK’s Mineral Products Association. The new, compact panel is designed for simple operation and to be easily understood, giving users a range of new monitoring and diagnostic tools and indicating when the system is suffering from blocked filtration or is being endangered by incorrect delivery driver behaviour.

Powder storage silos are commonplace in many industries but are at risk of over-pressurisation during tanker deliveries. The root causes of this are invariably either driver error resulting in uncontrolled air pressure being discharged during the fill procedure, or a failure of the filter venting unit. “Building on the success of the first SHIELD system has allowed us to develop new tools for site personnel to improve safety,” said Hycontrol managing director, Nigel Allen. “We have insisted for many years that simplicity is the key to safety, and now with developments like ratio alarms, filter blockage warnings and tanker driver delivery behaviour diagnostics, we can effectively remove the risk of human error completely”.


Hycontrol’s SHIELD Lite silo protection system

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