Emerson has enhanced its Rosemount™ TankMaster inventory management software package to help optimise tank usage and increase safety in full containment storage tanks for LNG and other liquefied gases. These tanks are large, complex structures with a typical capacity of up to 200,000 cubic metres, which places specific demands on tank gauging systems. By providing both inventory management and roll-over prediction in a single software solution, TankMaster reduces costs, increases ease-of-use and reduces the risk of a potential accident.
Roll-overs are dangerous releases of boil-off vapour that can occur when LNG stratification is left unchecked. The consequences can be severe – including extensive tank damage and the release of large quantities of LNG into the atmosphere. Organisations are therefore required to implement roll-over prediction measures. 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.
Reducing the potential of human error
Traditionally, organisations have kept their roll-over prediction and inventory management software installed separately on different PCs. Rosemount TankMaster offers both functions in a single solution, as well as stratification monitoring and alarms, cool-down and leak detection, temperature measurement overview and remote proof-testing support. This innovation creates various benefits for end users, including lower costs, improved ease-of-use and minimal training needs, which help reduce the risk of an accident due to human error. The powerful and easy-to-use Windows-based software package collects real-time data from the level, temperature, density and pressure measurement technology that forms a key part of the Rosemount Tank Gauging System. It gives organisations a complete overview of their full containment storage tanks, leading to increased operational efficiency and safety. Further supporting ease-of-use, TankMaster provides simple, step-by-step configuration and set-up guidance for all measurement devices incorporated in the tank gauging system.