Vessel & Silo Weighing
Weighing vessels and silos with legs in compression or suspended in tension is generally accepted as the most accurate and repeatable method to measure their contents, especially for inventory purposes.
There are many factors to consider in vessel weighing such as size, type of vessel, support structure, piping, movement, and environmental (temp, wind, etc) to name a few. Book an One on One Application Consultation With a Hardy Weighing Specialist Today!
To weigh a vessel using compression it must be entirely supported by load points (load cell with associated mounting hardware). For example the vessel would have a load point assembly under each leg. If the vessels location is outside it should have a minimum of four load points to insure its stability. Indoors, a three load point configuration is acceptable as long as the vessel does not have an associated mixer or agitator.
Skirted silos require a frame to be constructed under it to transfer the weight to four or more load points. Horizontal vessels can sit on saddles which are retrofitted with load points to accommodate vessel expansion and contraction with changes in temperature.
By hanging internal vessels above floor level, valuable production space can be saved with the use of load points in tension . Factors to consider include vessel agitation, center of gravity and vibrations due to its contents as well as the support structure and piping.
Hardy products for weighing vessels and silos are easy to install, configure, commission, operate and maintain. They are generally safer and save you time money, raw materials and/or finished product. Visit our case studies or contact one of our application engineers for a free consultation.
Products for vessel and silo weighing:
HI 6600 Modular System for Tank Farms
HI 4050 Weight Controller
HI 3030 Weight Controller
HI 6300 series of weight processors
HI 2110WI Weight Indicator
HI 1746-WS PLC Weight Processor
HI 1756-WS and 2WS PLC Weight Module
HI 1769-WS and 2WS PLC Weight Module
HI 2204LT Weight Transmitter
HI 200DWDM Device Net Weight Transmitter
HI 2080 Easy 8 Weight Module