Scales for Weighing Petroleum and Industrial Liquified Gasses
Gas manufacturers, petroleum companies and the like employ a wide variety of containers for their products. They require scales designed to measure liquefied gas and other materials that are stored in large pails and tanks as well. They’re capable of measuring fluids that turn into a gaseous state at the correct temperature and pressure.
Since most tanks must stay at full pressure until its final remnants boil off, monitoring by weight instead of by pressure, regardless of the specific container, is absolutely critical. As facilities and warehouses store a variety of gaseous compounds, they can reduce manufacturing costs by investing in a single, high-performing scale that can handle them all.
Industrial Cylinder Scales for Specific Use Cases
Gas manufacturing facilities all have their own production chain processes. Since every situation is different and complicated, don’t hesitate to contact Arlyn Scales when ordering industrial scales for these gases and chemicals. Talk to one of our knowledgeable representatives to get some more information about what kind of scales fit your specific manufacturing concerns as well as your budget. Below are some cases that might help you get started.
In the Case of Petroleum
Petroleum is an ingredient in thousands of everyday items. It is the gasoline that we depend on for intercity and international transportation. A barrel of petroleum produces about 72 liters (19 gallons) of gasoline and is used by people all over the world to power cars, boats, jets, and scooters. Diesel-powered generators are used in many remote homes, schools, and hospitals.
Petroleum is also used in liquid products such as nail polish, rubbing alcohol, and ammonia. Petroleum is found in recreational items ranging from surfboards, footballs and basketballs, bicycle tires, golf bags, tents, cameras, and fishing lures.
Petroleum is also contained in more essential items such as prosthetic limbs, water pipes, and vitamin capsules. In our homes, we are surrounded by and depend on products that contain petroleum. House paint, trash bags, roofing, shoes, telephones, hair curlers, and even crayons contain refined petroleum.
From the refining of oil, gas and petroleum products to the production of biofuels, weighing technology from Arlyn Scales ensures reliable and accurate measurement of chemicals during the manufacturing processes to maintain high levels of product purity. If your operation involves one of these many cases, your production chain would benefit from a cylinder scale for optimum efficiency and accuracy.
In the Case of Liquid Propane Gas
LPG (propane) is short for liquefied petroleum gas. Like all fossil fuels, it is a non-renewable source of energy. Also extracted from crude oil and natural gas, it can be liquefied with the right amount of pressure and in the right temperature. Since it can be easily condensed, packaged, stored and utilized, it makes it a versatile energy source for a wide range of applications.
LPG is used as a fuel for many residential, commercial and agricultural heat applications, including cooking, hot water systems, and heating. It is also used as a propellant, refrigerant, vehicle fuel, and petrochemical feedstock.
Normally, the gas is stored in liquid form under pressure in a steel container, cylinder or tank. For both safety and general production considerations, it is extremely important to be able to monitor the level of product remaining in a tank. In addition, problems caused by excessive or interrupted gas flow during the production process can be extremely costly.
LPG is highly inflammable and must, therefore, be stored away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area, so that any leak can disperse safely. LPG expands rapidly when its temperature rises. So whenever a container is filled, sufficient space is left to allow for such expansion. LPG will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate which is why only specific scales and other equipment designed for LPG should be used. If your industry falls under these conditions, contact us to ensure a safe and durable scale for your employees and minimum profit losses.
Cylinder Scales for the Gas Manufacturing Industry
When you’re working with finite amounts of a substance, the tiniest miscalculation can spoil a precarious and expensive procedure. As you can see, liquefied gas cylinders are used in literally hundreds of industrial processes. As mentioned, factories and workshops that deal with this kind of material need precision measuring equipment for weighing with the special ability to account for the pressurized gas.
Simply paying attention to the pressure inside of a cylinder isn’t an effective way to figure out how much gas is inside. Even pressurized cylinders tend to report the same value until the last droplets of gas have been vented from them. Aryln Cylinder Scales are designed to monitor the weight in order to determine the total amount of gas remaining. Read on to learn more about how these scales can benefit your factory operation, then contact us with any questions.
Cylinder Scales for Standard Sizes
Semiconductor companies and other firms that work in highly technical fields that require exact gas cylinder measurements need scales designed to work with industry-standard capacity containers. Aryln cylinder scales are designed to work with any industry-standard sizes between 60-300 lbs. Once an operator has configured a tare weight, they can be sure that the scale in question is measuring only the gas inside.
Scales with Stainless Steel Load Cells
Durability and accuracy are the two biggest issues when working with the weights of liquefied gases. All cylinder scales from Aryln Scales use a specially designed stainless steel load cell that provides an exceptionally thin platform. The dimensions come out to only 9 1/4″x 9 1/4″, which makes them easier to load.
Gas cylinders can be extremely heavy, which can make them a pain to load onto a scale and then remove later. Since our scales feature a profile that’s only 1 3/8″ high, this process is much simpler to deal with. Companies that have exacting requirements can even request full stainless steel construction if necessary.
Scales built to these specifications include stainless steel pans, frames, and legs as well as load cells. Each of these scales is precise to within a very exacting metric. Weights can usually be read as closely as within 0.02 lb., and those who need even more precise units can look into the Arlyn’s Ultra Precision Scales line.
Intrinsically Safe Gas Cylinder Scales
Some chemicals can combust at a moment’s notice. This could leave no warning for technicians working with cylinders that hold these potentially flammable gasses. Aryln’s FM-approved cylinder scales may be suitable for these environments. These units are designed to work in situations that require Intrinsically Safe scales or those that need units that are largely explosion-proof.
Measurements are only useful when the data can be used to complete a task. Gas cylinder scales can fit a wide variety of outputs including:
Full function computer indicators can feature a number of other adapters including USB and even Wi-Fi connectivity. Units fitted with the sophisticated Arlyn UpScale digital indicator can use sophisticated enhanced data-logging features that are particularly useful for those working in the gas manufacturing industry. Setpoint functionality can alert you to when a specific gas cylinder is filled to a particular capacity.
Some companies may fill cylinders until they reach a certain pressure, but they’re often only filling them part of the way if they use this method. Monitoring the weight as a cylinder is filled is a much more effective way of knowing when it’s got a sufficient amount of gas inside of it.
If a technician wanted to know when a cylinder reached the 30 lb. level, then they could set an UpScale indicator to output weight frames when it reaches that target weight. Local data logging systems can record weight frames to a USB stick or other external memory device. Companies looking at bringing their cylinder system into the era of cloud computing might even want to look into indicator options from Arlyn that integrate with Google Spreadsheets.
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