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Chemical Sight Gauge for More Aggressive Liquids

Standard Krueger sight gauges are best known in the petroleum equipment industry for providing inexpensive yet reliable liquid level fill gauges for all types of tanks. Yet with the growing amount of alternative fuels including bio diesel and E-85, we found it advantageous to create sight gauge packages that include all stainless steel or all plastic components. This created an excellent side effect.

Our sight gauges can now handle extremely aggressive chemicals including Sulfuric Acid and Hydrochloric Acid. Some chemical sight gauge examples include:

  • All stainless steel chemical fill gauge construction – E-85, Bio Diesel, Peroxide, Nitric Acid, Caustics, Calcium Chloride, KOH, and more.
  • All plastic chemical sight gauge construction – Peek Plastic Option – Phosphoric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Bleach, and more.

All plastic chemical fill gauge construction – Kynar Plastic Option – Chlorine, Sulfuric Acid, and more.

Chemical Sight Gauge

Remote Liquid Level Gauge Monitor- Extreme Tests

LED At A Glance Remote Monitor – Liquid Level

The LED At A Glance, a remote display accessory for the Krueger line of liquid level gauges, has been put through some rigorous weather tests and has passed with flying colors.

Early in the winter season, we set up some liquid level gauges outside the shop mounted to some 55 gallon drums. The wires for the remote level monitors were then run over to the wall and the LED At A Glance remote level gauge displays were then set up in exposed areas.

Remote Liquid Level Gauge Monitor- Extreme Tests

LED At A Glance Remote Monitor – Liquid Level

Luckily, (for our testing purposes anyway), we got hit with a major snow storm. (18 inches of snow, 20 below zero with windchill).

Pictured above (the first picture) you can see the exposed remote display wire encased in ice.

Pictured directly above, you can see how the remote liquid level monitor itself was totally buried in snow and then dug out.

Although we do suggest placing a hood or some other sort protection over the level monitor, in all testing cases the remote liquid level monitor still worked great after the storm went through.

Lee Speakin Geurts

Overfill Prevention and Leak Detection Regulations

As most of you know, regulations on above ground storage tanks are getting more strict. Krueger Gauge has gotten some third party testing done on our Therma Tank Level Gauge and our Overfill Alert Gauge. The results have gotten us approved by Florida (FDEP) as an overfill prevention device on above ground storage tanks. We have not been informed at this point that we need any special approvals for other states, but you should check with your local governments for info on this. Special Documents are and ordering instructions are required for you to comply with some of these overfill regulations.

  • Overfill Gauge Maintenance – PDF File
  • Ordering Instructions for Overfill Prevention – PDF File

Also, some time ago, we were approved as a Leak detection gauge on double wall storage tanks in Florida as well. The documents for this are as follows.

  • Leak Gauge Recommended Maintenence – PDF File

For more information or product documents, please visit our website.

Lee Geurts

Official Liquid Level Gauge Website -Krueger Gauge

Montana DEQ – Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection

Montana DEQ – Storage Tank Inspection

from Google Alerts – aboveground tank
Is the aboveground storage tank (AST) temporary or permanently removed from … Is the aboveground tank protected from vehicle impacts by posts constructed …
www.deq.mt.gov/pet/Forms/PDFS/StorageTankCkecklist.pdf

PDF is a checklist provided by The Montana DEQ for AST self-inspection.

Krueger Sentry Gauge can provide a high-level overfill alarm (both visual and audible) to notify the person filling the tank that the fluid has reached 90 percent. This should satisfy step eleven on the inspection sheet. See the example products and documents from our website.

Above Ground Tank Installation- NFPA 30- Tank Storage

The following PDF is the NFPA Code for the above ground storage tank (AST) installation.
Above-Ground-Tank-Installation-Relevant-NFPA-Code
Means shall be provided to prevent overfilling by sounding an alarm when the liquid level in the tank reaches 90 percent of capacity and by automatically stopping the delivery of liquid to the tank when the liquid level in the tank reaches 95 percent of capacity. In no case shall these provisions restrict or interfere with the proper functioning of the normal vent or the emergency vent

Our Overfill alarms, when mounted to our standard liquid level gauge (Therma Gauge), provide a 110 DB alarm to warn that the tank is reaching capacity.  The following documents provide testing results and ordering info:

  • 90% Overfill Gauge Ordering
  • Intrinsically Safe Documentation on the gauge alarm
  • Recommended Maintenance and Installation Procedure on liquid level tank gauges

In cases where liquids are flammable and fire protection is paramount, adding the Glass Calibration and the Aluminum Lock Nut to the gauge should eliminate the plastic from the gauge and provide a glass and metal barrier between the inside of the tank and the outside. For additional protection, upgrade the Aluminum Nut to the Gauge Guard.

Already have a Krueger Gauge and want to get it up to code. If the gauge is fully functional, just order our upgraded Fire Protection Gauge Repair Kit and an overfill alarm. In the case of the kit, we will need to know what gauge type you have. Example part number is (-”gauge type”-Kit-GLC-ALN). Both the kit and the alarm are easily retrofitted to existing Krueger Tank Gauges.

New Vermont Above Ground Storage Tank Installation Regulations and Solutions

Vermont’s Above Ground Storage Tank Rules

What is required for new tank installations?

All new tank installations must have….

https://www.vermontfuel.com/ASTfaqs_files/VTsabovegroundstoragetankregs.pdf

Krueger Sentry Gauge can fill the needs for the a vent alarm or “whistle” that terminates near the fill pipe and the gauging device.

Our most versatile liquid level site gauge is the Type H Therma Gauge

Standard Therma Gauge

Add our Remote Audible Whistle Alarm to the gauge and you are good to go.

https://www.ksentry.com/ralarm.htm

Above Ground Tank Installation

Overfill Gauge Alarms – New Options Available

New models available for the Krueger Audible Overfill Prevention Alarms

The Audible Alarm accessory for the Krueger Gauge line of products has become a hot selling item. Able to provide audible overfill protection or audible low level warnings, it is a convenient and inexpensive solution. In response to feedback, we are now offering the Overfill Gauge Alarm in several new configurations. All of the configurations are available in both our remote mounted versions and direct mounted versions.

  • DAlarm-FL and RAlarm-FL : With this model, the audible fill alarm is replaced with a flashing light. The flashing light will trigger with the magnetic sensor in the fill gauge and continues to flash until reset.
  • Dalarm-FL-TO & RAlarm-FL-TO : With this model, there is an audible alarm, a flashing light, and a time out feature. When triggered, the alarm will sound for 20 seconds, then it will silence itself and chirp every few seconds. The flashing light will go until reset.
  • DAlarm-DC-FL & RAlarm-DC-FL : This gauge alarm replaces the audible alarm with a set of dry contacts and a flashing light. The light will flash until reset.

DAlarm-DC-FL-TO & RAlarm-DC-FL-TO : This version has dry contacts, audible alarm, flashing light, and a time out feature. The alarm itself will shut off after 20 seconds and begin to chirp until reset. The flashing light will go until reset as well.

Solid Glass Calibrations for Liquid Level Gauges

The new solid glass gauge display offers the same or better physical durability as the original plastic tops. However, this new glass gauge top offers much better resistance to sun damage, heat, weathering, chemical fumes, and more.

The new glass gauge top eliminates the discoloration and cloudiness that can sometimes occur with the original plastic tops.

It also will not warp, no matter how much heat and sun you expose it to.

The new glass calibration will also hold up better when exposed to more aggressive chemical conditions, such as acids, caustics, high ethanol E85, Bio-Diesel, etc…

Currently, this glass option is available on three models. The Type D At A Glance Direct Reading Gauge, the Type H Therma Gauge, and the Type K At A Glance Leak Gauge.

The oldest most reliable mechanical gauge on the market just got better. As always, our gauges and all the parts on our gauges are Made in the USA.

DEF – Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level Gauges

I have done some research, and I am proud to announce that the current Krueger Liquid Level Gauge product line will be fully compatible with the new DEF that will be hitting markets soon. I recommend any one of the following three material configurations.

  • SSR – Stainless Steel Rods, the rest of the gauge is standard. This is compatible, and the least expensive option.
  • AllSS – Stainless Rods, Stainless Floats, and a Stainless Bushing. This DEF level gauge is a tank. The top model of our gauges.
  • AllPlastic – Peek Rods, HDPE Float, PVC bushing. This Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level gauge is extremely corrosion resistant and is fully compatible with DEF.

To learn more about DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) please read my full article here.

  • Full DEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid article

Lee Speakin Geurts

Pennsylvania Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations

Inspectors from the state Department of Environmental Resources are ramping up efforts to find unregistered fuel storage tanks, as one local farmer discovered when he was recently fined by the DEP because he had not obtained a permit for his 8,000-gallon tank.

Why the increased scrutiny?

According to DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday, there was no one specific instance that sparked the agency’s actions to seek out unregistered fuel tanks.

“This is something that the department has been aware of for some time,” Sunday said, “and with the winter months coming up, we wanted to get everyone on board.”

The DEP’s effort, Sunday said, “is to make sure we register both in-ground and above-ground tanks that are not currently registered.”

So in October, DEP sent letters to 1,172 fuel oil providers across the state asking them to help find unregistered tanks. Fuel distributors are required to ask the tank owner to provide a DEP-issued registration certificate before any fuel (gasoline, diesel fuel or kerosene) can be placed in the tank.

“If the distributors deliver product to an unregistered storage tank, they are also liable for any damages” that may occur if fuel escapes from a leaky tank, Sunday said.

If DEP is not aware of unregistered tanks, it cannnot conduct routine inspections on them and the tanks could pose a threat to the environment if the tank or its pipes fail.

Read more: https://lancasteronline.com/news/got-a-permit-for-that-storage-tank/article_42e24711-d324-5d01-8ae3-eab0b3d3a698.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

Pennsylvania DEP is ramping up it’s AST regulations.
First off, be sure your tank is registered:

Once your tank is registered, you need to be sure that you pass regular inspections.

On page 6 of this last document, references are made to Overfill Prevention Equipment as well as Leak Detection Equipment. Krueger Sentry Gauge offers inexpensive solutions in both cases.

Lee Geurts

Krueger Sentry Gauge Company