• 22/04/2013

    Chemical Raw Material Storage Solutions

Bulk storage

Since 2010 Cannon Viking have taken responsibility for all bulk storage enquiries and projects within the Cannon Group.  Bulk storage projects are not new to Cannon Viking, we have designed and supplied storage solutions all around the world for integration with our specialist foam block slabstock equipment.

Since 2010 Cannon Viking have taken responsibility for all bulk storage enquiries and projects within the Cannon Group.  Bulk storage projects are not new to Cannon Viking, we have designed and supplied storage solutions all around the world for integration with our specialist foam block slabstock equipment.

Cannon Viking have recently secured a prestigious order alongside Cannon Ergos for the supply of a complete seat production plant for the automotive industry.  Viking have designed and supplied the bulk storage and metering system for the Ergos supplied manufacturing plant for the end client in Mexico.
 
The Challenge
The Cannon Viking bulk storage solution had to be designed to efficiently offload and transfer a total of four chemical streams at a controlled temperature of 25°C.  Due to the high production rates and large chemical consumption the system needed to be capable of offloading the delivery tanker quickly and cleanly without any of the chemical streams dropping in temperature before they reach the storage tanks.  From the tanks each stream has to be transferred accurately to the day tanks of the Cannon Afros foam dispensing machine.
 
The Solution
The complete scope of supply was detailed and agreed between engineers from the customer, Cannon Viking and Cannon Ergos with the bulk storage design tailored and calculated to meet the high output requirements of the customer.  Four 40,000 litre tanks were designed and installed complete with full insulation and cladding for temperature control, 250 litres per minute offload pumps were supplied to quickly transfer chemicals from the road tanker to the storage tanks.  All offload pipework and valves were insulated and clad to maintain chemical temperature and to protect against the weather & damage.
From the bulk tanks each chemical stream was pumped to the Cannon Afros machine tanks to provide a constant supply of material to the production line.  Each stream had an individual transfer pump with an output of 50 litres per minute, these were on a continuous recirculation from the bulk tanks to ensure an instant supply to the machine tanks when required.  Pipework ring mains of around 150 metres (for each chemical stream) were also insulated and clad to ensure precise chemical temperature and quality.
The bulk system was designed with an independent PLC control system based upon Cannon Viking’s Omega control system that linked directly with the Cannon Afros machine to control chemical supply to the day tanks.  An operator touch screen control panel was located within the main operator area to give access to the bulk store system, this allowed one operator to manage and control the complete plant from one location.  Individual offload controls were supplied for each tank, this gave a user friendly interface for the tanker drivers ensuring a safe and efficient offload process.
 
The Outcome
The customer was extremely satisfied, they received a highly efficient bulk storage system that was integrated seamlessly with the Cannon Ergos manufacturing plant.  This was a truly international project involving top quality equipment from various divisions of the global Cannon manufacturing network.
 

 

 

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