Emerson’s Rosemount™ TankMaster™ inventory management software has been enhanced to optimise tank usage and increase safety in full containment storage tanks for LNG and other liquified gases.

Sharing such news today (25th May), Emerson said the tanks are large, complex structures with a typical capacity of up to 200,000 cubic meters, which place specific demands on tank gauging systems.

By providing both inventory management and roll-over prediction in a single software solution, the TankMaster software reduces costs, increases ease-of-use and reduces the risk of a potential accident.

Further to that, Emerson’s TankMaster software uses data from level, temperature and density measurement devices incorporated into the Rosemount Tank Gauging System, to detect layering and calculate when a roll-over might occur, enabling operators to take preventative action.

Commenting on the enhancement, AnnCharlott Enberg, Global Functional Safety Manager at Emerson’s Automation Solutions Business, said, “Many industrial accidents are traceable to human factors, so vendors are increasingly required to provide software and instrumentation that reduce the risk of human error by being easier to use.” 

“The fact that Rosemount TankMaster now provides a single software for inventory management and roll-over prediction, for use on a single PC, not only increases ease-of-use but also accelerates operator training and increases safety by reducing the potential for human error.”

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Source: Emerson