Koeninger: Optimize the use of overfill protection equipment
Nov 13, 2007 9:27 PM
Overfill protection equipment for tank trailers may be the "product we love to hate," but it is specified by law and is used to prevent a pending condition that could cause a spill, said Bob Koeninger of Dixon Bayco.
Koeninger discussed overfill protection equipment and ways to optimize its use at the National Tank Truck Carriers 2007 Cargo Tank Maintenance Seminar November 12-14 in St Louis MO. He advised carriers to "keep it simple and standardize equipment throughout your fleet."
Tips for getting the best performance from the equipment include specifying 18-gauge, tin-coated copper wire and 150-volt minimum insulation. He recommended filling all wire crimp connections with silicone sealant to protection against moisture and avoiding the use of razor knives to strip insulation. "Use a clear dielectric grease on sockets and monitor connections," he said.
The maintenance meeting full coverage will be presented in the February issue of Bulk Transporter.
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